By Marc Holliday, Director of Product Marketing, Deltek
A catalogue of more than 340 educational sessions and only four days to take everything in can appear daunting to even the most seasoned Deltek Insight veteran, let alone someone who is attending for the first time. Fortunately, Deltek makes agenda building easy on attendees with dedicated tracks for specific solutions and/or business verticals, such as project information. As you filter through track options available for each day, consider prioritizing eight sessions (and two bonuses!) that will highlight what to expect from Deltek Costpoint in 2019, provide planning advice for streamlined contract management, key up configuration options for increased solution effectiveness, and much more.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Start the first full day of Deltek Insight in the Tate B* room at 9:50 a.m. CT, with Costpoint Kickoff: Transforming the User Experience through Innovation. Deltek’s vice president of Product Management for Costpoint and Deltek Talent Management, Todd Walker, will walk through new features and functionality for the Costpoint solution. Also up for review, recent and expected future investments in user experience, and adjustments to accommodate emerging technology and industry trends.
Before enjoying some refreshments at the Insight Xpo Reception, make your way to Introducing the New Supplier Portal – Streamlining Communication Between Buyer and Supplier, High Plains 3,* 3:20 p.m.-4:20 p.m. CT. Three Deltek experts will review how the upcoming new Supplier Portal feature streamlines communication between suppliers and subcontractors.
For those craving more in-depth information on Costpoint Contract Management, make sure to take a seat in High Plains 2* at 4:40 p.m. CT. Features and functionality of the new module will be reviewed throughout the hour.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Following the General Session, head over to High Plains 2* for Got Contracts? Learn How Contract Management Fits into the Planning Cycle, starting at 9:50 a.m. CT. Deltek’s Senior Principal Engineer Lynda Porter and Product Director Janet O’Brien will review how Costpoint’s new Contract Management and Budgeting and Planning integrations can streamline project lifecycles, as well as demonstrate the holistic, modern approach that integrates and automates financial, project, contract and business development information in a single solution structure.
Before you head off to dance through the decades at Celebrate Insight, get down to a little more business with two informative sessions:
- Do More with Your Data! Come See the Exciting New Data Models and Modules in Costpoint Business Intelligence – 3:20 p.m.-4:20 p.m. CT, Escondido 1-2*
- Automate your ACRN Billing – 4:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m. CT, Tate 5.*
Some new data models – dimensional and relations data – are on the horizon with Costpoint Business Intelligence (formerly Costpoint Enterprise Reporting). Get a preview during Do More with Your Data!, and learn how the new Data Modules feature will help users extend and create data models without requiring a strong technical background. Then, explore how Costpoint can automate the ACRN billing process to free up your finance team and make reporting more efficient during Automate your ACRN Billing. Used to trace funds from accounting systems to government contract fulfillment actions, learn to set up effective Account Classification Reference Numbers (ACRN) billing, calculation methods, processing steps and reporting.
Can’t get enough of the new Costpoint user interface and user experience? The Evolution of Costpoint User Experience, beginning at 9:50 a.m. CT in Tate 5,* reviews Costpoint UX studies conducted by Deltek, the philosophy behind certain updates and what users can expect next.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Make your final day of Insight sessions count with two doses of Deltek Costpoint Time & Expense (T&E). Time & Expense 10, It is Time to Upgrade Planning, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. CT in High Plains 1,* provides a comprehensive overview of the next generation of T&E. After you’ve seen the updates, stop by Escondido 3* at 9:30 a.m. CT for Optimally Deploying and Configuring Costpoint, T&E 10 and B&P 7. One of Deltek’s senior software architects will touch on best practices when it comes to deployment and configuration of the Costpoint family of solutions, including the latest versions of T&E, Budgeting & Planning (B&P) and more. Also up for review, clustering for scalability, advantages of shared deployment and other frequently asked questions.
From industry trends and thought leadership, to deeper dives into solution capabilities and the customer experience, Deltek offers a variety of education sessions and opportunities year round. Make a note to check Deltek Events for industry functions or Deltek-led events like Insight. And, keep your knowledge and skills sharp with upcoming webinars and an on-demand learning library filled with additional resources.
*Locations are subject to change. Reference the Deltek Insight 2018 mobile app location updates.
- Business Development
- Business Infrastructure
- Contract Management
- Cost Management
- Costs and Expenses
- Deltek Clarity
- Deltek Costpoint
- Deltek Insight
- Earned Value Management
- Financial Management
- Firm Management
- Government Contracting
- Human Capital Management
- KPIs and Analytics
- Project and Portfolio Management
- Project Management
- Project Manufacturing
- Resource Planning
- Risk Analysis
- Scheduling and Planning
- Talent Management
- Time and Expense Management