Management and IT Consulting

Welcome to Deltek’s premier, consulting industry blog. Here you will find insights, analysis, and expert advice on transformational trends and key challenges facing the consulting industry. Consider this your one-stop shop for the latest and greatest insights on performance benchmarking, engagement profitability, talent management, digital disruption, artificial intelligence, and a myriad of other topics facing consulting firms today. Please enjoy the reading. And welcome to the discussion.

5 Things Consultants Can Learn from Their Healthcare Clients

5 Things Consultants Can Learn From Healthcare Clients

To better understand what U.S. hospitals and health systems look for in successful relationships with third-party consulting firms, Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) conducted a survey that found cost overruns, delays and scope creep (all indications of project failure) continue to plague the project work of consultants they hire. Read on to learn more about how the survey findings impact your consulting firm, and what you can learn from your healthcare clients.

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How Consulting Firms Win - Ease Yourself in

The recently-released best practice guide to overcoming project and business performance challenges, How Consulting Firms Win – The Definitive Playbook, defines the most common areas consulting firms find competitive gains (project delivery, growth, profitability, and talent) to help your firm put its own successful plays into place. Whether you’ve just downloaded the Playbook, or you downloaded it recently and are having a tough time deciding the first performance area you’d like to tackle first, we would like to offer a few “get started” tips that might help you ease yourself in.

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Digital Transformation

5 Industry Trends from the 2020 High Growth Study of Consulting Firms

A year has passed since the Hinge Research Institute released their High Growth Study – Consulting Edition via live webinar with Deltek. This week, we released an all-new 2020 edition of the study, so we thought this would be an ideal opportunity to look back and see what’s changed. How has the consulting industry evolved since last year’s study? What do high-growth firms do differently to identify new growth opportunities? And what adjustments and achievements have those high performers made in the past year?

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The Benchmarking Journey: A Path to Guaranteed Performance Improvement

You know your business better than anybody. You know its people, its clients, its skills and achievements, and its hard-won victories and the things you’d do differently next time around. It is important to celebrate your wins, but you know it is just as important to the success of your company to look more closely at why you won, and how. Or why you might have lost a deal or how things may have turned sour on that one project. Read this blog post to learn tips about starting or perfecting your consulting benchmarking practice.

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Consulting Growth Blog Post

6 Tips to Grow Your Consultancy in 2020

No matter what size your Consulting firm is you need a solid growth plan in 2020 in order to meet future goals. Here are 6 Tips from Consulting experts designed to help your firm grow.

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How Consulting Firms Win - Part 2 of A 2-Part Series by The Hinge institute

Ever wish winning in the Consulting arena was as easy as referencing a guidebook?  Read part 2 of this blog series and look no further. This series by the Hinge Institute gives an overview of “How Consulting Firms Win” – The Definitive Playbook, to bolster success in your firm’s next transformational business initiative.

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How Consulting Firms Win - Part 1 of a 2-Part Series by The Hinge Institute

Ever wish winning in the Consulting arena was as easy as referencing a guidebook? One that walked you step-by-step through the self-assessment and tactical plays critical to achieving Consulting greatness? Hear more about a new, actionable playbook for transformational business initiatives, How Consulting firms Win – The Definitive Playbook, and join the webinar to learn how to use it.

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The Secret Sauce -  Top 4 Consulting Firm Requirements for Success

The Secret Sauce - Top 4 SMB Consulting Firm Requirements for Success

60% of small to mid-sized firms cite “differentiating our firm from the competition” as a top priority, but how exactly is that accomplished?  Read on to learn the secrets to how some firms are able to achieve more than 20% growth year over year.

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Industry Research Uncovers Top 14 Threats to Consultancy Growth

The 2019 High Growth Study: Consulting Edition uncovers some striking shifts in the consulting industry over previous years. "High Growth" firms (about 25% of those surveyed) experienced annual growth over 20% from 2016 to 2018. So, what’s their secret and how can you follow suit?

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Bid Decisions

Supporting Your Firm's Growth Strategy Requires More Than Just Accounting Software

Every consulting firm reaches a point when they question if they have outgrown their current processes and technology solutions. Is now that point?

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