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Scientific Research Project Management Software
Manage every aspect of the project lifecycle.
The Scientific Research industry is getting more and more crowded by the day. That means increased competition and an ever-growing push toward profitability. Add in the constant threat of the commoditisation of services, and it's no surprise that firms have to do more to stand out to win business and funding. They can no longer run at a loss to "make it up on the next project" because the next project is far from guaranteed. On top of that, the industry is constantly competing for the best talent, which requires devoting more resources to find and fill key positions.
Deltek has an integrated solution set designed specifically for scientific research firms. There is robust CRM to help you track opportunities and win more business. Project management tools to give you complete visibility over the cost, status and utilisation of every project, leading to more profits for your firm. Financial management capabilities allow you to attribute costs and reconcile funding. And our talent management solutions help you attract, train and grow your employees — the most important part of your company.
Scientific Research firms deal with fluctuating budgets determined by market needs. Deltek helps streamline your financial process by automating project accounting and centralising budgeting and planning.
- Industry-leading software for project accounting, corporate financials, reporting and compliance
- Detailed, project level forecasting and budgeting for any segment of your work breakdown structure
Due to the nature of the industry, Scientific Research firms face a higher level of risk and an uncertain return on investment and funding. Projects must be managed with a close eye in order to stay within budget. As you strive to make each engagement profitable and create repeatable work, we'll give you all the tools you need to make your methods even more invaluable to your clients.
With the significant level of risk in the industry, Scientific Research firms must have complete visibility into all aspects of the business in order to compete. They must make quick and informed decisions to either create the next innovation or properly react to it.
- Access business data in deep detail at any time
- Create, edit and personalise reports without IT assistance
- Easily share reports in a collaborative way to improve planning
Few industries are as fluid and evolving as Scientific Research. Today's breakthrough leads to tomorrow's change, so firms must think and act quickly to keep up. Thankfully, Deltek has the tools to position firms for success by finding the right opportunities at the right time. From tracking leads to managing clients, Deltek can seamlessly guide your firm through it all.
Coming up with the next great innovation requires top talent as well as the proper investment. Firms must provide increasingly competitive compensation packages to attract and retain the best candidates. This talent shortage has also shifted the focus to developing existing employees. Deltek delivers all the tools to help firms find key hires, develop their skills and give them a reason to stay.
- Deltek Talent Management helps manage the entire hire to retire lifecycle for your people
- Ensure that your annual compensation review cycle is fair, consistent, automated and compliant
- Provide a forum for balanced and accurate 360º feedback on performance
- Identify top performers and further develop them
Benefits by Role
Projects in the Scientific Research field tend to have a longer lifecycle before producing profits, so Executives must have a clear picture of the road ahead. Deltek solutions are designed specifically to give project-based firms visibility into every aspect of the business. Deltek offers a comprehensive set of tools to help senior leadership manage cash flow while paving the way for new opportunities and better customer relationship management.
In an industry centered around innovation, your firm needs the ability to change gears whenever the next big thing happens. Deltek brings you complete visibility to deliver firm-wide accountability at a glance.
- Utilisation & billable work — Know how well people are utilised down to the project or individual level
- Fees — Have the data you need to understand if you can increase your rates or fee structure
- Financials — Invoicing, billing and record keeping
- Funding - Reconcile your funding and report to your investment partners
In the Scientific Research field, protecting your confidential data and research is a top priority. For your peace of mind, Deltek solutions are built on a world-class cloud infrastructure that utilises Amazon Web Services. Our solutions are easy to implement, compatible with the most popular software in the industry and compliant with strict government IT standards. They are all designed to work with minimal maintenance to free up your IT resources for other important tasks.
- World-class cloud infrastructure protects sensitive data and meets compliance standards
- Ease of implementation and compatibility with popular products
- Centralised databases can be accessed from anywhere at anytime with a web browser
- Self-service Business Intelligence means everyone can get the data they need with less burden on IT staff
As a Project Manager working in Scientific Research, you often handle projects with an extended lifecycle and an uncertain ROI. So it's even more critical that all your processes are closely managed in order to stay on time and budget. Deltek provides you with the solutions you need to manage your internal team and your clients while dealing with public and private funding oversight.
Many Scientific Research firms use at least three systems to manage their sales forecasts, resource plans, financial records, budgets, invoices, billing and more. That inefficiency may cause them miss out on key opportunities to correlate data and drive business decisions. Deltek tools are integrated as one solution so that you can find the exact information you need when you need it.
Maintaining a steady opportunity pipeline is the key to your firm's success. That's why Deltek offers several CRM tools to help you find, track, and capitalise on leads earlier in the development process. Deltek's solutions are purpose-built to help you win business in both the private and government sectors. By automating many of the repetitive processes of business development, you'll spend less time managing paperwork and more time focusing on a winning strategy.
- Automate opportunity data entry
- Maximise resources to pursue more opportunities
- Gain better insights to position your firm for pitch wins
Bringing the right talent into your firm is a tough task, especially in a specialised field such as Scientific Research. The good news is that Deltek Talent Management was built to help you find, train and retain the best employees for your firm. With extensive training and development tools, you'll be able to onboard new hires quickly and continually nurture existing employees. You'll fill vacant positions faster to help maximise profits.
- Expedite recruiting and on-boarding with automated tools and guidelines
- Satisfy audits with complete visibility into employee and project data
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