ISE 2020 will see designflow’s launch of its Outsourced Design Shop. This allows commercial, residential and marine integrators to make quick online purchases of design services for entire projects or to fill gaps within a project’s design and documentation.
There are all the usual designflow outsourced design services available individually to purchase on the webshop. At the same time, designflow has chosen to include the company’s Site and Engineers Packs as bundles. These bundles simplify the buying process as all you need to enter to purchase a suitable Site Pack Bundle is the number of floors in your project. It’s a similar case too for the other bundles.
The launch of the Outsourced Design Shop sees the addition of a couple of new bundles — one is The Cinema Site Pack. This bundle provides all the design and documentation required to install a cinema system, with one to three rows of seats, with or without fabric walls and or acoustical treatment. The second is the Engineers Panel Bundle, which provides a panel layout and schematic for items such as lighting, blind or control panels.
Designflow’s Proposal services have also had the bundle treatment for the launch of the Outsourced Design Shop. This bundle combines options for a simple proposal, embellished and a full Gold, Silver, Bronze version. There are bundles for each of the One, Two or Four proposals a month, and also the Pay As U Go option.
Designflow chose to launch their Outsourced Design Shop at ISE following findings in the last edition of the CEDIA Size and Scope Report. In the business sentiment section of this report, the single biggest challenge facing integrators was found to be staff recruitment and retention. This is seen as twice the threat as the next biggest challenge, DIY integration products.
Leading on from this were findings by entrepreneur.com that in the current economic climate, outsourcing is key to building rapid but stable growth. The company also found that best practice in outsourcing is to outsource where specialized knowledge is lacking in-house but avoid outsourcing your core competencies. It also found that it was vital to ensure the company chosen to outsource should be aligned and adhere to similar business values to your own.