Deltek Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry Study is Now Open

Posted by Megan Miller on January 24, 2020

Deltek Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry Study is Now Open

Participate in this year’s Deltek Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry Study and Receive Early Access to the Results

To best position your architecture & engineering (A&E) firm for success, it is critical to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and challenges in the industry. Here at Deltek, we are passionate about providing A&E firms with the tools they need to understand key benchmarks and advance their maturity with technology, financial management, business development, and more. Your participation in the 41st Annual Deltek Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry Survey is the first step to help your company benchmark your firm within the industry. This study is conducted in collaboration with ACECACEC Canada, AIA and SMPS and has earned a reputation as one of the most comprehensive benchmarking studies in the A&E industry. Past leaders from firms like Degenkolb Engineers and Niles Bolton Associates have said taking part in Deltek Clarity provides them with the tools they need to effectively benchmark themselves against other small, medium and large firms and better understand the factors driving the success of high performing firms.


41st Annual Deltek Clarity AE Industry Survey

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Why Should My Firm Participate?

Benchmarking is an objective way to measure how your business is performing compared to similar firms in the industry — including high performing firms. It gives you the tools and resources to easily identify if your target KPIs are challenging your firm or if there are areas of your business that need extra attention. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn why benchmarking is critical for A&E firms and how your peers at Degenkolb Engineers and Niles Bolton Associates incorporate Deltek Clarity benchmarks into their businesses throughout the year.

As a participant in this year’s survey, you will receive a side-by-side comparison of key industry benchmarks and your firm’s current KPIs. You’ll also receive early access to the survey findings. Your participation is valuable — without input from hundreds of firms like yours, we can’t deliver the valuable insights of this comprehensive study. Ready to review the questions in this year’s survey or start completing your survey today? Click here to get started!


Why Is Benchmarking Critical for Your A&E Firm?

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Who Should Participate?

The Clarity A&E industry survey is open to architecture, engineering and related firms of all sizes in the United States and Canada. Hundreds of companies participate each year from disciplines including: architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, interior design, environmental services, surveying and more. Deltek’s partners ACEC, ACEC Canada, AIA and SMPS are collaborating with our team to help achieve a broad and rich collection of data that represents the entire industry.

What Does the Clarity Survey Encompass?

The survey collects information regarding your processes, challenges and growth areas in five primary areas:

  • Emerging Technology Trends
  • Financial Management
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Human Capital Management

While the survey link will direct you to an overarching survey completion page, you are not obligated to complete all five sections of the survey. Each section of the survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and you are welcome to complete as many sections as you can on behalf of your firm. At the end of the survey, you can refer others from your firm to complete the sections you are not able to complete. Your participation is completely voluntary, and your responses will be kept confidential.  Want to see what the finished report looks like?  Download the 40th Annual Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry Study.

The survey closes March 23, 2020.

What Questions Will I Be Asked?

If you would like to review the questions before starting the survey, you can download a PDF of the full survey here: Deltek A&E Survey PDF.  Please remember you are not required to complete each section of the survey. Pro tip: We find that many firms print the survey questions and gather answers from different parts of the firm prior to submitting them into the formal survey tool!

Deltek Clarity Needs You!

Deltek Clarity is one of the longest running and most comprehensive surveys in the A&E industry. We can’t provide these critical industry benchmarks without you! By participating, you not only have the chance to influence the 41st annual report with your firm’s perspective, but you also receive your firm’s calculated responses, making it easier to benchmark your firm against the results that will be released in May 2020. Take the first step to improving your firm’s performance in 2020 and participate in the 41st Annual Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Survey today! Encourage your teaming partners, competitors and others in the industry to also participate so you can measure your success compared to the best and brightest firms in the industry.

If you have any questions about the survey or report, please contact me, reach out to Deltek directly, or watch this webinar from your peers to hear how Clarity helps them keep ahead of industry trends and benchmark their firm’s performance.  Thank you in advance for your participation in this year’s study and I look forward to sharing the results with you in May.


About the Author

Megan Miller is a product marketing manager with Deltek and works with architecture & engineering firms around the world to help them improve their business processes through technology and thought leadership with resources like Deltek Clarity and Deltek's leading project-based software solutions. Connect with Megan on LinkedIn.