Deltek Announces the Release of Acumen 6.0 With New Capabilities, Added Integration and Enhanced Usability

Latest version of Deltek Acumen offers unmatched insight into project achievability, driving consistent project success

HERNDON, Va. – December 22, 2014 – Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, today announced the release of Deltek Acumen 6.0 – the world’s best solution for delivering insight into schedule quality and project accuracy like never before. The new features and integrations deliver unmatched visibility into project achievability, enabling consistent and profitable project success.

The Deltek Acumen product suite offers a five-stage approach to improving project maturity, and in turn, project completion success. Acumen 6.0’s added integration with key scheduling platforms, new and enhanced features, and seamless sync with Deltek RiskBook risk registers help companies achieve project success faster and with more consistency.

The newest version of Acumen delivers:

  • New Analytical Features: With Acumen 6.0 users can now pinpoint the areas of the project that are most crucial to on-time execution using the Logic Trace capability and identify where to focus mitigation energy and efforts through the Critical Schedule Drivers report. Both features help to enhance insight into issues that could derail the project and enable a proactive approach to correcting or avoiding these issues.
  • Enhancements for Short-Term, High-Stakes Projects: Acumen 6.0 adds functionality that is critical for managing short-term, high-stakes projects such as shutdown/turnaround projects common in the oil and gas industry. Users can add duration uncertainties, risk impacts, and risk event mappings in hours, rather than days, to better accommodate short or accelerated project timelines.
  • Seamless Sync with Deltek RiskBook: Acumen now includes a seamless sync with risk registers developed in Deltek RiskBook. A collaborative, team-based approach to identifying and scoring project risks, RiskBook easily pushes risk register information, including team polls on risk scores, into Acumen Risk to be incorporated into the schedule or cost risk analysis. This sync greatly improves the reliability of risk-adjusted schedules by incorporating team expertise and consensus into the analysis.
  • Integration with Safran Project – Safran users can now take advantage of the robust schedule diagnostic and reliability improvement functionality of the Deltek Acumen suite with the new capability to import Safran schedules.

“One of the key benefits to Acumen users has always been our solutions’ broad integration with numerous scheduling platforms. While Deltek’s scheduling solutions are world-class, our goal has never been to restrict users into a certain platform. Instead, we want to enable Acumen users to assess and improve the plans they have created regardless of their planning tool,” said Namita Dhallan, Executive VP of Product Strategy & Engineering. “We’ve furthered this initiative by adding integration with Safran Project. We will continue to offer users the ability to make the most out of their scheduling tool of choice by integrating with our world-class Acumen solution suite.”

Current customers and those interested in the latest update to Deltek Acumen can get a first-hand look at the new features in a short video walkthrough or by registering to attend a complimentary live webinar presentation on January 20, 2015.

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 18,000 organizations and 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimize resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more.®

For further information contact:

Lauran Cacciatori
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing and Communications
+1 703.885.9947