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Preparing for a merger or acquisition for a government contractor often begins long before an offer is on the table. It actually starts when solutions and systems are selected to help run a business’ day-to-day operations. Learn how good investments can turn into great rewards for overall company value.
Manufacturing does not have to be the primary source of profit for government contractors, but if it’s not managed with the three pillars of success in mind, it could invite increased scrutiny from contracting agencies. Learn what it means to “get it right” in the areas of engineering services or discrete manufacturing through the tenets of quality, traceability and efficiency.
Navigating the discovery process for a new-to-you enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can feel daunting. How do you know what you need? Which solution is the best fit? Start with four key considerations to help narrow the field and keep your government contracting firm in the driver’s seat.
Evaluating the capacity of internal systems generally isn’t the number one to-do item for government contractors while managing a period of dynamic growth. Often times it’s not number two or even number 10. However, if a firm is relying on generic, mass-market solutions, such as QuickBooks®, for accounting and overall business management, as workloads increase, likely so do the problems. The time to pop the hood and review how a solution is truly performing is now before the first “check engine” light comes on.
Government contractors are starting to see audit notifications from the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) as they enforce new accounting system compliance requirements. What can firms expect from these audits, when will they be informed and how can they best prepare? Partner expert Baker Tilly helps fill in a few blanks on the new rules of the road.
Compliance was the hottest blog topic for 2019. Look back at some of Deltek’s most reviewed posts, covering everything from Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) audits, procurement software benefits and FAR and GSA compliance to better understand the compliance rules of engagement for 2020.
The bad news: government contracting firms will eventually face business disruptions. They could come in the form of cyber event/attack, government shutdown, natural disaster or the loss of a key executive. The good news: building solid business continuity and disaster recovery plans can start today with four key steps.
The optimism continues as information technology (IT) leaders share their thoughts in the 2019 Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Industry Study. Investments are being made after years of tightened purse strings. Discover the what, why and when of where money is likely to be spent.
Retaining talent in order to maintain growth momentum is a major struggle for small business graduates. Learn how human resources leaders are getting creative with their incentive compensation plans, and how to uncomplicated the complexities.
All Department of Defense (DoD) suppliers are impacted by the Financial Improvement Audit Readiness initiative (FIAR). Primarily, it has to do with the costs charged to the DoD and whether the internal systems used to manage the details for government contractors match agency standards.
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