quotes and proposals

What’s the Difference Between a Quote and a Proposal?

Do your quotes and proposals help you differentiate your offer and get the desired results?  Consider these thoughts: Quotes and proposals are very different! Yes, quotes and proposals are very different, yet we see the terms (and documents) used interchangeably.  As a company matures out of the equipment business, through


When is the Project Done vs. Done-Done

What’s interesting, humorous or even sad, is an integrator’s ability to say when a project is done and when it is done-done. The project closure process can happen many ways. Some project closures are positive, but many are negative. Last week, we discussed the processes integrators can put in place

successful project management

Keys to Successful Project Management

Last week we learned about How to Create Project Managers the Right Way. But successful projects require much more than just good project managers. In fact, you could argue that the success (or failure) of a project is determined before the project manager ever gets involved. That is the topic

Service to Support

From Service to Support

Service is the act of doing. Support is the act of doing with the interest of your customer’s success in mind. The evolution of service to support, is a really hot topic these days. Steve Riley, our resident expert on support, shared his wisdom on this topic in a two


It’s All About Support Part One: The Overview

There are five necessary steps for integrators that intend to provide Support Why do so many AV integrators spend their time and resources selling projects and nothing else? Projects come and go, and when they go, you need to refill the hopper with more projects. Projects clog up the warehouse,