The Unique Value of Costpoint in Deltek’s Cloud

June 16, 2023
Michael Greenman
Michael Greenman
Sr. Product Marketing Manager
The Unique Value of Costpoint in Deltek’s Cloud

When considering the options for deploying Deltek Costpoint ─ the most trusted ERP solution in the government contracting space ─ there are choices and considerations to make to ensure you get the most out of your solution. Whether you decide to host on-premise, self-host using a third-party cloud provider (ex. AWS, Azure), leverage a Managed Service Provider (MSP) cloud, or choose the Deltek Cloud ─ knowing the differences between each option will ensure you make the right choice for your business.

There are numerous infrastructure investments and maintenance costs that are required to host and deploy any software solution. These include: physical hardware, software licenses, vulnerability patching, performance tuning, application downtime, software updates and upgrades, and the personnel resources and expertise to build, manage and maintain the environment. The value of cloud solutions is a lower total cost of ownership and data security features such as redundancy and resilience.

When evaluating hosting options, the big difference between self-hosting in a commercial cloud like AWS or Azure, or leveraging a Managed Service Provider (MSP), is the shared responsibility of the maintenance and reliability of the software application between the provider and you. It’s this distinction, which adds additional cost and effort to the initial estimate and ultimately adds additional burden to your business. To get the most value for your money and a service that is consistent and affordable, there’s Deltek’s GovCon Cloud.

Comparing other Costpoint deployment options with Deltek’s GovCon Cloud (GCC), which is delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS) requires some understanding of the benefits and value included with each. This blog will help you learn how Deltek Cloud lowers your total cost of ownership (TCO), elevates cybersecurity compliance with government contract requirements, simplifies the onboarding process, includes training and customer support with subject matter experts and delivers unmatched industry experience. These key points should help solidify your choice when making the very important decision on where to get the most out of your investment with the industry’s leading ERP solution for government contractors.

Lower Your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

The vast majority of new Costpoint customers choose to host their data in the cloud. The options for cloud delivery vary from utilizing managed service providers (MSPs), which are typically smaller companies specializing in serving government contractors, to major cloud platforms like Amazon and Microsoft as a self-hosted cloud delivery. There are advantages and disadvantages to these third-party cloud deployment methods. For instance, an MSP provides subject matter expertise but introduces variable costs based on service level; while self-hosting with a major cloud platform allows more control of managing your own environment but you will need additional staff and software to gain the level of service and value you get from Deltek Cloud.

The true cost of these alternate cloud deployment options depends on the service level, security options, and software license purchase and renewals. Deltek Costpoint delivered in the cloud includes everything you need to successfully manage your data and meet government compliance requirements for one consistent price that you can budget for. No other cloud option is delivered via SaaS which includes the complete end-to-end management of Deltek Costpoint software, database, and hosting infrastructure for the price and most small businesses save hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of the contract.

SaaS vs Other Delivery Methods

Cybersecurity Compliance Features

Government contractors are subject to the requirements of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clause 52.204-21 for basic safeguarding of Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). DoD contractors must also comply with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Clauses including 252.204-7012, which requires defense contractors to provide “adequate security” for covered defense information. When finalized, CMMC will be the enforcement of these requirements with independent certification of cybersecurity maturity against NIST SP 800-171 security controls, but government contractors are subject to civil penalties right now for non-compliance through the DOJ’s Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative.

When you choose to self-host with a third-party cloud or a managed service provider, you only inherit a portion of the required security controls you need for government compliance audits, as little as 25%. The cost and effort of implementing the remaining compliance controls is up to you. With Deltek’s GovCon Cloud, you inherit nearly all the necessary security compliance controls, including application and infrastructure security, that get you the closest to compliance for your FAR & DFARS cybersecurity audits. Only Deltek helps you raise the floor of your data security and cybersecurity compliance readiness with Costpoint in our GovCon Cloud.

Inherited Security Controls

Superior Training & Onboarding Process

To ensure a quick and seamless product adoption, every cloud customer is assigned a designated Customer Success Manager (CSM) that serves as a single point of contact to help manage the product lifecycle and guide you through your implementation journey. Coupled with Deltek Learning Zone (DLZ), our online learning platform, we put you on a path to success that enables you to set your own learning pace. Using a variety of hands-on, flexible learning tools, DLZ helps fast-track your system onboarding process using introductory courses, videos, infographics, and options for advanced training to learn about new products and releases all on your own time. To ensure continued success, you can constantly assess the skills you and your team have learned with product certification exams. When it comes time for upgrades, Deltek’s Customer Assistance Program (CAP) is available for preparation on how new features and functionality will benefit your processes with sessions are centered around specific upgrade topics and best practices. With the CAP, cloud customers receive plans to support their upgrade and can ask questions live with a Deltek product expert during regular check-in meetings.

Award-Winning Customer Support

Deltek specializes in enabling companies of any size to leverage the benefits of cloud and the customer support team that comes with it. Aside from delivering the industry-leading ERP for project-based businesses, the key to a successful delivery is providing world-class customer support. When you choose Deltek, you are assigned a dedicated Customer Success Manager who is there to help you with anything product-related and to quickly transform any possible issues into positive learning experiences. We’re confident that our team will always have your back when you need it and we’ve got the track record to back it up with our award-winning support to ensure you achieve total success with your Costpoint delivery.

As a Deltek Costpoint customer, you gain a team of cloud and security experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our skilled engineers handle all of your application maintenance, software updates and patching, while also delivering new Costpoint features as soon as they are available. Deltek’s team of industry experts enables your IT team to focus on being strategic with business initiatives and continuous business process improvements, while taking advantage of the availability of Deltek’s cloud and product expertise.

Industry-Leading Experience

Deltek helps power project success—at every stage of the project lifecycle—for more than 30,000 organizations around the globe. We’ve supported thousands of project-based businesses over the past 40 years, enabling superior levels of project intelligence, management and collaboration.

So make the decision to take advantage of Deltek Costpoint, the industry’s leading ERP delivered in our secure GovCon Cloud, so you can achieve cybersecurity readiness, scale your team and capabilities, and benefit from lower costs right away.

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