Deltek Unveils Vantagepoint at Deltek Insight 2018
With innovation top of mind, Deltek shows Insight attendees what the future of ERP for the Architecture & Engineering and Commercial Consulting markets looks like in Vantagepoint
Dallas, TX – Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and solutions for project-based businesses, unveiled today at Deltek Insight 2018 the next evolution of its solution Deltek for Professional Services, called Vantagepoint. The solution is purpose-built for professional services firms including those in consulting and the architecture, engineering and construction industries.
According to IDC, professional services firms are eagerly looking to technology to help them do more with less, and as a result, and in the mad rush to add more functionality, many software vendors have lost sight of usability and the overall user experience. Deltek Vantagepoint sets itself apart from the competition by offering a complete end to end project centric ERP with full CRM, project & resource management, corporate finance, and deep project accounting coupled with key User Interface (UI)/User Experience (UX) enhancements including:
- A Command Center to manage the entire project lifecycle – Known as the Project Hub, this true solution differentiator, gives project managers a command-center-like interface for managing an entire project from pursuit to closeout. The Project Hub acts as a single source, one stop shop for managing project information – from the day you begin the pursuit, to getting project estimates, gathering general project information, building project plans, tracking project finances, collaborating with team members, and monitoring project performance.
- Innovation, like natural language processing, is at the heart of the solution – Deltek has identified and explored new ways to innovate within the solution. One of the first manifestations of this exploration is the area of natural language interaction. A new feature named Hey, Deltek allows users to have a conversation with Vantagepoint. Hey, Deltek can be used to create reminders, navigate to records and create content – all using natural language. Another innovation Deltek is exploring is the use of Optional Character Recognition (OCR) for intelligent expense capture. With this feature, the Vantagepoint mobile app can be used to take a picture of a receipt and quickly and effortlessly generate the expense report entry.
- Dashboards, providing the right data at the right time – Dashboards are a key tenet of Vantagepoint, with a focus on metrics relevant to professional services businesses. It’s a powerful tool providing simple, graphical views of very complex data to drive informed decision making. They present key performance indicators that are important to each target audience – whether project manager, business developer, principal, controller or executive.
- A graphical proposal builder to generate winning proposals – Proposals in Vantagepoint give business developers the ability to harness a vast amount of project, employee, and experiential information managed by the solution. Critical for professional services firms, this tool has a drag-and-drop WYSIWYG interface, and provides information that can be used to create polished proposals documents to help win new work.
“Back in August, we were excited to announce the next generation of Deltek for Professional Services would be named Vantagepoint. And now we are thrilled to give our Insight attendees the full view of this amazing solution,” said Warren Linscott, Senior VP of Product Strategy at Deltek. “Vantagepoint represents a destination for both customers new to Deltek and existing Vision customers. For our current Deltek Vision customers, Vantagepoint is the next version to which they can upgrade. Much like Vision upgrades in the past, organizations get all the power of Vision, along with a fresh, modern interface and an impressive collection of new features and functionality. For customers new to Deltek, they get a robust, powerful product built on the foundation of a proven solution that has been in the industry for over 16 years to power their professional services businesses.”
“With the introduction of Deltek Vantagepoint, Deltek is showing that it has its finger on the pulse of the rapidly evolving consulting and AE markets. Deltek is working hard to provide a positive overall user experience including offering a modern user interface, proactive account management, and strong customer support, along with modern functionality,” said Kevin Permenter, Senior Research Analyst of Enterprise Applications at IDC.
To find out more about Deltek Insight, visit www.deltekinsight.com.
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