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challenges in consulting

Five Major Challenges Facing The Global Consulting Industry

Consulting firms play a vital role in helping businesses across fields as diverse as business strategy, manufacturing and supply chain, sales and marketing, and human resources. While the sector’s diversity means it is able to weather change like few others, our research shows it still faces a myriad of challenges in the era of digitalised business.

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Consulting growth strategy

Leading Consultancy 6point6 Select Deltek To Support Their Ambitious Growth Strategy

Leading technology consultancy 6point6 have been going from strength to strength and recently made the decision to invest in Deltek Vantagepoint to support its ambitious growth strategy. We find out why in our latest blog.

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Consulting and engineering awards

Women In Construction Take Centre Stage At The 2019 Consultancy And Engineering Awards

Last night we were honoured to attend and sponsor the 2019 Consultancy & Engineering Awards, led by an all female presenting team. Here are the night's highlights and overall winners.

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mott macdonald

Client Spotlight: 18 Hours With Mott MacDonald’s Development Manager Simon Bell

We spent 18 hours with Mott MacDonald’s Development Manager Simon Bell as he travelled from Sheffield to London visiting clients, and watched his team win a home league match.

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pricing professional services

Pricing Professional Services: It’s Time To Rethink Existing Models

Clients hold more sway in today's climate and are demanding greater value and flexibility at lower prices. Providers must respond to protect profit margins. Our latest blog explores some of the alternative approaches they can take to pricing professional services.

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MCA Awards 2019: The Winners

We had the honour of sponsoring this year's MCA Awards, an annual opportunity to celebrate talented consultants achieving great things. Hear are the 2019 winners.

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IDC

IDC: Visibility a Key Aspect for High Performing Management Consulting Firms

Deltek Vantagepoint moves the advanced Cloud ERP market forward—providing visibility from pursuit to engagement close out—which is an absolute must for high performing Management Consulting firms.

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future of the professional services

Mastering Disruption: Can Professional Services Companies Harness Technological Change?

Our latest blog explores the profound effect technological change has had on the professional services industry, and how it can tackle it head-on.

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change in the professional services

Ringing The Changes: Professional Services Firms Must Adapt To Thrive

The professional services sector is in the midst of a period of dramatic change. Firms face increasing competition, tighter margins, skills gaps, disruptive innovation and increasing regulation. In our latest blog we begin to explore these issues and look at solutions.

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CIO and digital transformation

Digital Transformation And The CIO: Promoting Connectivity

Discover how the CIOs we partner with are promoting connectivity and driving forward a focused digital strategy, extending far beyond the realms of IT.

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[Video] Hear From The Experts: What Impact Will Digital And Emerging Tech Have On Business Models In The Professional Services Industry?

Attendees at the Digital Leaders Forum discussed our recent research findings and share how they believe digital and emerging tech is impacting business models in the professional services industry.

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management consulting blogs

The Top IT And Management Consulting Blogs In 2018

As we prepare to welcome the New Year, we've compiled a list of the most read IT and Management Consulting blogs on our site in 2018.

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challenges facing the professional services

[Video] Hear From The Experts: What’s Holding The C-Suite Back When It Comes To Digital Advancement?

Attendees at the Digital Leaders Forum discussed our research findings and what they see as the biggest challenges for professional services firms now and in the future. Here’s what they had to say.

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Managing compliance risk

Managing Compliance Risk: How To Protect Your Firm Against The Professional Services Sector’s Biggest Threat

Managing compliance risk is a tricky business. 91% of CEOs do not think their firm is prepared for regulatory risk, while more than a third say compliance is a top improvement priority. So what can be done?

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challenges facing the professional services

[Video] Hear From The Experts: The Biggest Challenges Facing The Professional Services Today

Attendees at the Digital Leaders Forum discussed our research findings and what they see as the biggest challenges for professional services firms now and in the future. Here’s what they had to say.

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scope creep management

Scope Creep Management For Professional Services Firms - Understanding The Risks & Gaining Control

One of the key concerns worrying professional services firms today is scope creep management, according to Deltek’s recent ‘Insight to Action’ report. Our latest blog explores how to address the issue.

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Innovation in consulting

Innovation In Consulting: How Are Your Competitors Staying Ahead Of The Curve?

To stay relevant, consulting firms need to adapt and embrace technology. Otherwise, they risk losing their competitive edge. Our latest blog explores how firms are approaching innovation in consulting.

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Project Visibility

Project Visibility: Using Your ‘Mirrors’ For A 360-Degree View

Professional services firms need to use their 'mirrors' to ensure visibility over what’s coming up, what’s behind them, and to spot any surprises that might be incoming from the side.

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Forward-focused reporting

Forward-Focused Reporting: The Key To Future Success In The Middle East

New research suggests that many UAE-based professional services firms are facing increasing pressure to remain compliant in this new regulatory environment. Our latest blog looks at how forward-focused reporting is the key to future success in the Middle East.

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Financial management in professional services

Is Your Consulting Firm Truly Data-Driven?

To be data-driven means you need an innovative approach to data analysis to discover actionable insights for effective growth strategies. Learn how your consulting firm can harness the power of information.

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Strategic Benchmarking

[Infographic] Strategic Benchmarking - How Successful Consulting Firm Leaders Create A Dominant Market Position

Strategic benchmarking can help your firm move towards service excellence. Using the findings from the 2018 SPI Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark survey, we've pulled together an infographic to summarise how successful consulting firm leaders create a dominant market position.

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ERP UX

Why ERP UX & Industry Depth Can Help Set Your Professional Services Firm Apart

Deltek's VP of Enterprise Neil Davidson reflects on some typical engagements with professional services clients where we have implemented in partnership, to ensure our solutions enhance their ERP UX, provide industry depth and meet their goals.

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erp selection

Selecting The Right ERP For Your Consulting Firm

Amy Champigny explores three important ERP selection criteria for consulting firms to consider: ERP innovation, implementation, and customer service.

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technology in business

Technology In Business – Is Digital Driving Better Investments And Outcomes?

Our recent survey of the professional services industry found that 74% of firms have capital to invest in technology. But is technology in business driving better investments and outcomes?

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knowledge management

Boutique Firms vs Large Players In Professional Services: Battling For Innovation, Knowledge Management And New Pricing Models

1 in 3 Professional Service organisations are currently losing business to boutique firms. We explore the battle for innovation, knowledge management and new pricing models - and the approach larger firms should take when faced with such competition.

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Regulatory Risk

91% Of CEOs Are Concerned That They Are Not Prepared For Regulatory Risk

The vast majority of professional services firms say they are unprepared for regulatory risk. It's time for firms to take action - our latest blog looks at how you can prepare.

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understanding blockchain technology

Understanding Blockchain Technology – Is It A Natural Digital Evolution For Professional Services Firms?

In a market saturated by technological innovation, understanding blockchain technology and its potential value is not straightforward. Our latest blog explores the opportunity and risks involved, specifically for the professional services sector.

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Project Complexity

Why Taming Project Complexity Is The Biggest Challenge For Professional Services Firms

52% of decision-makers in the professional services industry think that the increasing complexity of projects will be the number-one challenge for project management in 5 years’ time. How are these firms planning to tame project complexity so that they can continue to meet their client’s expectations?

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value of ERP

Infographic: The Value Of ERP Designed For Project-Based Businesses

Are you aware of the real value of ERP? Our latest infographic reveals 6 ways ERP designed for project-based businesses can help your professional services firm maximize profits and productivity.

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Professional Services Trends

6 Professional Services Trends Your Firm Should Be Acting On

As professional services companies face more challenges, the practical job of delivery has become harder. Our recent report, based on a survey of 700 decision makers in the professional services industry shows how providers can take simple steps to improve their positions.

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Professional Services Sector

Why The Professional Services Sector Is At A Crossroads And What That Means For Business Leaders

The professional services industry is in a state of flux. While globally the sector continues to grow, competition has intensified and margins have gotten tighter. To explore these issues we surveyed 700 senior decision-makers globally, and here's what we found out.

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Financial management in a consulting firm

My Past Life as Director of Finance in a Management Consulting Firm

Finance is critical for supporting all areas of a management consulting firm from budgeting to cash management to financial reporting. Former finance director of a consulting firm, Amy Champigny shares her experience of transforming a finance function for the better with the right software.

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Selecting an ERP

5 Tips On Selecting An ERP For A Project-Based Business

Project-based companies have their own distinct needs and requirements, this should be a vital consideration when selecting an ERP. Here are our top tips for making the right decision for your business.

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postmodern erp

Postmodern ERP: A Business Case Tutorial

Creating a business case is time-consuming and contentious - yet foundational for successful ERP projects. Discover Gartner's 4 step tutorial for creating your own.

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cloud erp benefits

How Cloud ERP Benefits Consulting Firms

We explore the role of cloud ERP in the Consulting industry, including short and long term benefits. And why now is not the time to delay if you want to stay competitive.

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cloud erp benefits

How Cloud ERP Benefits Consulting Firms

We explore the role of cloud ERP in the Consulting industry, including short and long term benefits. And why now is not the time to delay if you want to stay competitive.

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why cloud based erp

Five Reasons Why Cloud Based ERP Should Be Your Firm's First Move In 2018

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modern erp

7 Signs It's Time For Your Firm To Deploy Modern ERP

Will your current ERP system support your firm's needs in 2018? Here are 7 clear signs it's time to deploy modern ERP.

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Cloud-ERP-Benefits

How Cloud ERP Benefits Consulting Firms

We explore the role of cloud ERP in the Consulting industry, including short and long term benefits. And why now is not the time to delay if you want to stay competitive.


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business benchmarking

Benchmark Consulting 2017: How Does Your Firm Compare?

Discover the key findings from the 2017 Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark and what you can do to deliver a successful 2017.

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Consulting industry trends

How To Make Your Consulting Firm More Outcome Focused

For consulting firms looking to become more outcome focused and strategic, here are three key points you should focus on.

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The Executive’s Guide To Growing Profit Margin

How do leading consulting firms use technology to grow their business and their profit margins?

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IT consulting trends

The Changing Face Of IT Consulting In 2017

IT consulting is no longer solely about infrastructure and technical support, instead there is a real focus on what is going to achieve business growth. Find out what else 2017 holds for IT consultancies

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trends in management consulting

Key Challenges For Management Consultancies in 2017

Management consulting is defined by its client’s needs – as they change, so must the industry. Find out what’s in store for management consultancies in the year ahead.

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Discover How To Really Understand Your Business

This video blog from Deltek discusses why it is important for consultancy firms to have key operating metrics in place, why it’s important to measure resource utilisation rates, how historical data can support future projects and more.

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Pitfalls AEC businesses need to avoid

4 Ways AEC Businesses Are Putting Themselves at Risk

As a business operating in the construction industry, you will have noticed that the landscape is becoming more competitive, and in some ways harder to navigate. In this blog we discuss the pitfalls you need to avoid

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advantages of cloud erp

The 6 Cloud ERP Benefits You Need To Know

In this blog we discuss 6 key advantages cloud ERP software has over traditional on premise ERP.

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professional services automation software for consulting firms

Secure Growth By Following In The Footsteps Of The Top Consultancy Firms

Professional Services Automation software can give you the visibility and control you need over your number one revenue generator - your projects.

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4th industrial revolution

The 4th Industrial Revolution – Time For Learning

Change is the only constant, and the ability and willingness to learn and change will be the hallmark of the winning leaders and companies of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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The 4th Industrial Revolution – A Leadership Challenge

The 4th Industrial Revolution – A Leadership Challenge

The 4th industrial revolution presents a leadership challenge that means many organisations will have to rethink how they do business.

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How-consultants-pinpoint-profitable-business

How Consultants Can Pinpoint The Most Profitable Business

To capitalise on good times, Consulting firms must understand how to select the most profitable types of work.

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consulting-industry-2016

Why Consulting Firms Should Digitalise In 2016

What do consulting firms have to gain from a sound digital strategy? Here are three areas for consideration.

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consulting-engineering-industry-2016

What We Can Learn From 2015 In The Consulting Engineering Industry

Discover the key findings that growth that will make 2016 a happy one, and take your consulting engineering firm forward into even more prosperous years ahead.

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4 Things I Learnt About The Consulting Industry In 2015

4 Things I Learnt About The Consulting Industry In 2015

Professionals are always looking for ways to improve - especially when it comes to business. So, as we start out in 2016, consultants all over the UK ...

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The Consulting Firm Reinvented

The Consulting Firm Reinvented

Enabling real-time information sharing with clients, stakeholders and colleagues makes you more agile and responsive, while greater visibility into your operations will help make you more profitable.

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Getting To Know Your Business: Tips For Using Real-Time Data To Grow

Getting To Know Your Business: Tips For Using Real-Time Data To Grow

You Should Be Using Real-time Data To Understand Where You’ve Been And Where You Should Be Going In The Future.

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Growth Is Here – How Can Your Firm Benefit From It?

Growth Is Here – How Can Your Firm Benefit From It?

Good news: the Consulting industry is growing. And it’s time for you to start benefiting from these prosperous times.

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Three Tips to Attract and Retain High-End Talent

How To Attract and Retain High-End Talent

Find out how to retain your top employees and hire talented new ones with these three simple tips.

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Four ways to capitalise on the "up-turn" in consultancy

4 Ways to Capitalise on the "Up-Turn" in Consultancy

Four revenue-generating steps to help you capitalise on the "up-turn" in the Consultancy industry.

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challenges and opportunities for consulting firms

Challenges And Opportunities For Consulting Firms In 2015

Learn more about the challenges and opportunities Consulting firms will face in 2015.

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What Does It Take To Execute A Winning Bid In The Consulting Sector?

What Does It Take To Execute A Winning Bid In The Consulting Sector?

Consulting firms list growth as a top priority, with many recognising how ERP software solutions are a key player in the process.

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Gain Better Visibility In Your Consulting Firm And Find New Opportunities

Gain Better Visibility In Your Consulting Firm And Find New Opportunities

Research by IDC suggests that Consulting firms will benefit from better decision making by getting more visibility into their business data.

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Project control tips

3 Project Control Tips That Will Help You To Outpace Your Competitors

Use these 3 tips to gain better control over your consulting projects and improve your firms profits

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Why consulting firms are moving to cloud erp

The Top 5 Reasons Why Consulting Firms Are Moving To Cloud ERP

Cloud ERP software has become an attractive option for many consulting firms. Here are 5 reasons why more businesses are turning to the cloud

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opportunities for consulting firms

What Lies Ahead For Consultancy Firms In 2014?

UK Consultancy firms are presented with a number of significant opportunities in 2014, yet must also be aware of the potential challenges to growing their business.

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Improving Operating Margin In A Consulting Engineering Firm

Improving Operating Margin In A Consulting Engineering Firm - Where Technology Makes A Real Difference

When working to such a small operating margin, it is imperative that Consulting Engineering firms looks for ways to gain control over their projects and finances.

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successfully implement change in the workplace

4 Tips For Successfully Implementing Change In The Workplace

Implementing change in your business is not easy. However, by focusing on people first, before processes and toolsets, you can achieve success for your firm and for your employees.

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