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Working Capital Management

Working Capital Management: 5 Steps For Success

Winning new projects and new clients is not the only way to bolster profitability and sustainability. Find out how to improve your bottom line by optimising your firm’s working capital management strategies.

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month-end process

The Month-End Process: How to Accelerate Each Step

Is your month-end close a smooth and fast process, or a messy rush of timesheets and invoicing red tape? Find out how your consulting firm can attain accounting best practice, by harnessing the power of technology.

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digital finance transformation

Enterprise Transformation Series | Part One | The CFOs Promoting Digital Finance Transformation

Our latest blog explores how CFOs are approaching digital finance transformation and opening up huge opportunities for precision, speed, and longevity - helping them to improve the way they meet both internal and client needs.

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future-proof your practice

How To Future-Proof Your Architecture Practice

A blend of technology and business smarts can help to prepare your practice to thrive in the “disruptive economy”. Experts from the Association of Consulting Architects and Deltek share their guidance on how to future-proof your practice in our latest blog.

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What Is Risk Mitigation

Are You Managing Your Firm's Risk Or Are You Putting Your Firm In Jeopardy?

'Mitigate risk' is a common phrase heard throughout the Architecture & Engineering industry, but what does it mean and is your firm doing the right things to truly mitigate risk? Often times, risk translates to money, but there is more to it.

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SPI research

[Infographic] SPI Research: How Top Consulting Firms Create Greater Financial Stability

2018 SPI research reveals that financial stability is a key metric for the best performing consulting firms. Check our infographic and download a copy of the full report to evaluate the KPIs and compare your firm against the best firms and the industry average.

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Technology for architecture engineering and construction firms

Keeping Up with Technology Trends in the AEC Industry

Secure, reliable accounting and project management software with advanced functionality and the ability to automate tasks is a necessity for running a profitable AEC firm. Here are the red flags that tell you when your software is becoming a liability.

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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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How To Better Manage Your Project Lifecycle

In the professional services industry, no two projects are alike and more often than not they are considerably different. In this video you can learn more about how to better manage your project lifecycle

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How To Grow Your Business And Keep Your Profit Levels High

Learn how you can maintain consistent profit levels in your business without restricting opportunities for growth.

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4 Tips That Will Help You Achieve Financial Success

Understanding your business' financial past can help you to create a more profitable future. Here are four things you should consider to enable success at your firm.

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The Changing Role Of The CFO: What You Need To Know

The role of the CFO is changing in many business. Use the best practice tips shared in this infographic to make sure you stay on top of the change.

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Deltek Clarity Architecture and Engineering Trends Report

How To Improve Your Financial Prospects - Without A Struggle

Architecture and Engineering firms are working harder than ever just to stay still. Here’s how we think you can improve your financial position.

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How to turn revenue into profit blog series

You’ve Earned The Money, Now Bank It!

Whilst marketing agencies are seeing revenue increases across the board, many are finding it difficult to turn this into profit.

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4 KPIs Every CFO Needs To Measure

CFO KPIs - The 4 Metrics You Need To Measure

4 metrics that every CFO or Finance Director needs to know – we’ll tell you what they are and how to measure them.

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Feeling like you’re caught with your pants down when you’re asked tough questions by the board?

Are KPIs Driving You To Despair?

Learn how to answer the tough questions that CEOs of Pofessional Services firms face

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How Professional Services Organisations Can Improve Cash Flow and Profit Margins

Stop Worrying About Cash Flow And Profit Margins

This is how CFOs should answer the tough questions they face from their CEO

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: Is your marketing agency using historical business data to plan for future activity?

Yesterday Is History, Tomorrow Is A Mystery

Is your marketing agency using historical business data to plan for future activity?

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The Secret of Successful Project Control and Profitability

What Is The Secret To Successful Project Control And Profitability?

These four tips show how project managers can use Project-Based ERP to improve project control and profitability

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Successful Acquisition In The Professional Services Industry: Are You Building Firm Foundations Or A House Of Cards?

Successful Acquisitions In The Professional Services Industry

Discover how project-based ERP can mean the difference between firm foundations and a house of cards.

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How To Align Your Finances Post-Merger

How To Align Your Finances Post-Merger

Find out how an Enterprise Resource Planning solution can help you to align your finances and maximise profits following new business acquisition.

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When You Know, You Know. When’s The Right Time To Grow?

When You Know, You Know. When’s The Right Time To Grow?

Identify the correct time to grow your business using precise, real-time data from your ERP software.

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Keep The Plates Spinning: Managing Growth Whilst Improving Margins

How ERP Software Helps You To Manage Growth

Explore how project-based ERP software can help you simultaneously manage growth and margins.

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Is Management Reporting Working In Your A&E Firm?

Is Management Reporting Working In Your A&E Firm?

Many A&E firms often find management reporting to be a much more difficult task than it ought to be.

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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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What Does the Balfour Beatty Profit Warning Tell Us?

What Does The Balfour Beatty Profit Warning Tell Us? The Cost Of Failing Governance

What can businesses learn from the finacial management failings of Balfour Beatty and Imtech?

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One Organisational Change That Will Win You The Best Business

One Organisational Change That Will Win You The Best Business

Discover how ERP software providers are helping businesses to win bids.

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3 Project Lifecycle Changes That Will Maximise Your Profit

3 Project Lifecycle Changes That Will Maximise Your Profit

Discover how more visible and efficient project management led by ERP software can increase resource utilisation and profitability.

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A Consulting Engineering Industry Paradox

A Consulting Engineering Industry Paradox: The Value For Society Is Going Up While The Profit Is Going Down

Are firms in the Consulting Engineering sector adequately rewarded for the value they deliver to society? And would higher profit margins mean more innovation?

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How better project planning leads to improved working capital

How Better Project Planning Leads To Improved Working Capital

Discover how project ERP software can give you greater working capital through improved visibility and efficiencies.

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How to achieve profitability with project based ERP

How To Achieve Profitability In A Project-Based Firm

Is your business system a profit-making or cost-guzzling asset? How can project-based ERP help improve profitability? Find out in this blog

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improve profit margins and reduce costs

Work Together To Improve Your Margins

Discover how Enterprise Resource Planning solutions can help your Professional Services firm work together to improve profit margins and reduce costs.

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revenue recognition

The Importance Of Revenue Recognition

Recent headlines highlighting TESCOs financial problems should act as a warning for all businesses.

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financial benchmarking

Financial Benchmarking: Which Metrics To Measure For Continual Improvement

Finance managers are well versed in forecasting, but their financial systems often let them down. ERP software and metrics can be used to gain accuracy.

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reduce time to invoice

How To Reduce Time To Invoice

Explore how project-based ERP can keep your cash flow and subsequently your business in good health.

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operating profit margin

Profit Margin: End Goal Or Outcome?

Financial goals and objectives are achievable when you analyse, plan and implement integrated strategies by allocating the most appropriate resources.

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running a global professional services firm

Why Running A Global Professional Services Business Shouldn't Be A Game of 'Whac-A-Mole'

Learn why Running A Global Professional Services Business Shouldn't Be A Game of 'Whac-A-Mole'

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if your business is built on spreadsheets

If Your Business Is Built On Spreadsheets, You Need To Read This...

How you know it’s time to trade in your spreadsheets for a true fit-for-purpose ERP business system to maximise productivity and profits.

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5 Signs Your Reporting Isn't Working

If your management reports aren’t accurate, your business will struggle to improve. Find out how to tell if your management reporting software isn’t currently supporting you

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can your business improve?

Can Your Business Keep On Improving?

In a world of thrive or dive, is your fast-growing business agile enough to cope with the demands you throw at it?

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make savings with Project ERP

Why Insight From Project ERP Helps You To Realise Savings Across Your Finance Departments

Using high quality Project-based ERP software can deliver return on investment quickly in the short term and support growth in the long term.

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creating profitable projects

Do You Always Know How Profitable Your Projects Are?

Many Professional Services firms do not know before it's too late whether their projects are profitable or not. But how late is too late? And what can you do about it?

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key to boosting profits

Order-To-Cash Optimisation, The Key To Boosting Profits

Learn more about the change professional service firms can implement to make signinicant improvements to their profit margins

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why do CFOs want Enterprise Respurce Planning?

Why Do CFOs Want Enterprise Resource Planning?

Using ERP that is purpose built for your industry enables CFOs to gain control and visibility, access predictable results and guide their firm to out perform expectations

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stop over-servicing clients

Stop Over-Servicing Your Clients

Professional Services firms can drastically reduce their profit margins by consistently over-servicing clients, yet many firms are unaware if and when over-servicing occurs.

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improve business processes

Improving Your Processes Will Result In Satisfied Customers And Better Margins

Professional Services firms can increase customer satisfaction and margins by reviewing and improving their business processes.

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resource planning tools

Does Investing In Resource Planning Tools Pay Off?

Can resource planning and management tools have an impact on a firms bottom line?

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improve profits

5 Steps To Improving Profits Without Downsizing Your Workforce

Professional Services firms can make a significant impact to their bottom line by asking the right questions about their resource utilisation and process efficiency.

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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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Are Legacy Systems Costing Businesses A Fortune?

Legacy systems may be holding businesses back. Updating your ERP system will improve financial control and project visibility and enable your business to achieve growth targets.

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invest in technology to support business growth

Investing In Technology To Support Business Growth

CFOs are keeping a close eye on the balance sheet and every purchasing decision needs to be carefully analysed and justified. One of the most painful expenses of all can be technology, but there are substantial business benefits to be gained by investing in the right technology.

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become a strategic cfo

How To Become A Strategic Partner For Your Business

Being more strategic is increasingly important as CFOs move from being transactional holders of the purse strings to being business partners who deliver insights and guidance to the greater business.

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How Deltek Maconomy ERP Enables You To Control Your Business And Improve Your Bottom Line

Deltek Maconomy ERP Software enables you to improve resource management and project control so that you can increase your bottom line

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improve back-office efficiency

How To Improve Back-Office Efficiency

CFOs can improve their back office efficiency by closely examining their existing processes and making incremental changes that will reap greater benefits for the entire finance team.

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operational wizz to strategic visionary

Moving From Operational Wizz To Strategic Visionary

The role of CFO is increasingly changing from operational to strategic planning. In this blog, Deltek UK's Senior Director of Finance explains how CFOs can deliver the business transformation required to enable a strategic finance function.

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boost business profits

Where To Start In Boosting Profitability

Understanding these 4 key areas which have the biggest impact on revenue will help your firm to boost its profitability.

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