OLIVER Selects Deltek TrafficLIVE as its Agency Management Platform to Improve Reporting and Profitability
OLIVER will use TrafficLIVE to create consistent job costing, resource and project management processes to ease the administration burden of its creative staff, and improve agency-wide reporting and profitability
Herndon, VA – March 10, 2015 – Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, today announced that OLIVER has selected Deltek TrafficLIVE as the agency management software it will use to run its 350-employee agency. The TrafficLIVE solution will deliver OLIVER the platform it needs to create consistent job costing, resource and project management processes to ease the administration burden of its creative staff, and improve agency-wide reporting and profitability.
OLIVER has an innovative model, providing dedicated agencies – often on-site – to a varied client roster including Starbucks, Britvic and AXA. With this business model comes the core requirement to deliver every creative project in a timely and cost-effective manner, prompting OLIVER to review its existing infrastructure.
OLIVER manages a vast project schedule and remote workforce that creates many challenges, particularly in the areas of resource planning, job estimates and reporting. As the company grew, OLIVER’s incumbent management system couldn’t keep pace with its business needs due to a lack of functionality and the granularity of detail required to manage people and projects in real-time.
Deltek TrafficLIVE will now be the foundation of OLIVER’s internal operations, managing its entire project workflow and integrating to its SAP financial system. With an intuitive user interface and one-touch timesheets and reporting, TrafficLIVE will ensure the entire OLIVER business can more efficiently manage profitable job delivery. With TrafficLIVE, comprehensive job costing, resource and project management capabilities are interlinked and will ensure profitability can be tracked across all jobs, departments and clients.
“Ensuring we have visibility and control across each and every project we deliver to our clients is paramount for our agency’s success. We need to be efficient and we need to be profitable, and the tools and processes we previously had in place were not enabling us to maximize our outputs. Using a new agency management system that is designed specifically for our industry, and more importantly, our own processes, is crucial to our success as we seek to grow even further. Deltek TrafficLIVE comes with the functionality, the credentials and the consulting expertise to meet our requirements now and in the future,” said Matt Blunsten, Head of Systems at OLIVER.
“Already recognized within the industry for not only its creative talent and portfolio of work but also strong profit margins, OLIVER quite rightly has ambitious targets for its future, and we are very excited to work closely with them to help the company achieve its goals,” said Fergus Gilmore, Managing Director of Deltek UK. “Deltek TrafficLIVE is a complete agency workflow solution, and will unite estimating, resourcing and project management in one tool to ensure OLIVER has the visibility and reporting required to grow its business.”
Founded in 2004, OLIVER is a leading independent B2B and B2C creative and digital marketing agency, offering an onsite model that has been embraced by Starbucks, Vodafone, KPMG and AXA Insurance, amongst others.
With more than 300 staff and offices in London, Dublin, New York, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Singapore, OLIVER’s end-to-end marketing services range from creative strategy through to web design, digital production and point of sale.
The agency was ranked 10th in the ‘Elite’ category of The Drum’s inaugural Independent Agencies Census in 2014 and was twice featured in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK.
OLIVER’s client roster includes: Starbucks, Vodafone, KMPG, AXA Insurance, PepsiCo, 3M, Fred Olsen, Zurich Insurance, Virgin, Britvic Soft Drinks, Hasbro, Wesleyan Assurance, Radisson Edwardian, Clarion Events and Centaur.
Services for B2C and B2B clients include: Brand strategy and planning; broadcast, digital and print production; campaign management; content marketing; creative strategy and execution; creative technology; digital strategy and execution; real-time marketing; social media strategy and management; transcreation and localization.
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