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project baseline

How To Set The Right Project Baseline And Stay On Target

Best-practice project management relies on three key building blocks, including setting a project baseline to guide the smooth delivery and financial management of successful projects.

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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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Agencies Face Scope Creep Challenges

The Results Are In...Survey Says: Agencies Face Scope Creep Challenges

Scope Creep has been identified as one of the biggest factors in the decline of profits in the Marketing and Communications industry. How are you managing it?

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Agencies Face Resource Management Challenges

The Results Are In... Survey Says: Agencies Face Resource Management Challenges

Resource planning and management is one of the greatest challenges faced by creative agencies today. Find out why.

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New Research: Challenges Facing the Global Creative Industry

New Research: Challenges Facing the Global Creative Industry

Deltek and Click Z recently set out to try to get to the heart the issues troubling global creative agencies as they strive to mark their creative success and grow their businesses. Here are the results.

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

Are You Managing Your Resources Effectively?

On the surface things seem to be going well - Executive management thinks you’re doing a great job as a resource planner. You’re feeling pretty good at the quarterly operations review until you get the following questions from management...

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6 Best Practices to Help You Keep Your Finger on the Pulse of Your Creative Agency

How To Keep Your Finger On The Pulse Of Your Creative Agency

Managing the complexities of your Agency doesn't have to be daunting - from the daily administrative tasks to resource allocation and utilisation, use these 6 best practices to ensure your success.

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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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How To Manage In A Creative Agecny Without Stifling Creativity

How To Manage In A Creative Agency Without Stifling Creativity

Many agencies still struggle to find the most effective way to manage their projects so that they balance creativity alongside project and finacial control.

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Why You Shouldn't Manage Resources On Spreadsheets

Why You Shouldn't Manage Resources On Spreadsheets

Find out how resource planning software can help you effectively plan your resources further in advance and deliver more successful projects.

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What Lies Ahead For Engineering Firms In 2015

What Lies Ahead For Engineering Firms In 2015?

In this blog, Blair Pringle looks at some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Engineering firms in 2015

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5 Ways to Increase Billable Utilisation

5 Ways To Increase Billable Utilisation

Discover how to increase billable utilisation in a more effective long-term strategy with ERP software.

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Overcome Knowledge Silos In Your Project-Based Firm

Overcome Knowledge Silos In Your Project-Based Firm

Learn how to break down silos in business with project software management for Professional Services firms.

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Performance in motion - What’s your employee lifecycle?

Performance In Motion - What’s Your Employee Lifecycle?

Find out how growing businesses with a successful employee lifecycle profile have been using enterprise resource planning software to win the war for talent.

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Increase Your Profit, Not Your Prices In The A&E Sector

Discover how improving your resources with Enterprise Resource Planning will improve your profits without the need to raise your prices

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How to utilise capacity planning

How To Utilise Capacity Planning

In step two of our five step guide, find out how you can better utilise capacity planning in your Agency and enable greater profitability

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improve accuracy of resourcing

Improve The Accuracy Of Your Scheduling And Resourcing

In step one of our 5 step guide, find out how better scheduling and resourcing can enable marketing agencies to improve their profitability

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planning resources in advance

How Far In Advance Do You Plan Your Resources?

Improve your resource management for increased cost-efficiency and customer satisfaction

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common timesheet issues

7 Common Timesheet Gripes and How You Can Move Staff Past Them

A good timesheet management system, most often integrated within a complete ERP, is essential to proper project planning and billing – here’s how to motivate staff to provide the information you need.

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avoid over-servicing clients

Why You Shouldn't Over-Service Your Clients

Identify over-servicing clients to avoid poor scoping, resourcing and missed milestones.

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boost team leadership skills

Tips For Boosting Team Leadership Skills

As a strong managerial candidate, the support of an effective team is vital because it will free up the time and resources you require for initiating growth strategies and driving business success - both of which are the key to getting you noticed in the boardroom.

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managing resources

How Should Professional Services Firms Manage Their Resources?

Capacity planning is one of the biggest challenges faced by Professional Services firms and can often skew the accuracy of forecasting revenue for the coming months, and even worse can lead to undelivered projects, customer dissatisfaction, and even lost clients.

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improve your resource management

5 Ways To improve Your Resource Management

One of the biggest resource management challenges faced by Professional Services firms is that it is difficult to predict your future resource needs when looking more than a few months ahead.

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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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ERP Return on investment

Dispelling The Myths About ERP – Is It Possible To Get Quantifiable ROI From An ERP System?

Achieving ROI from an ERP system is an achievable reality. Fergus Gilmore explains how with help from Steve Slade of Buro Four.

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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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create more billable hours

How To Create More Billable Hours In Your Business

Learn how you can remove inefficiency and unpredictability from your business so that you can turn time spent on unbillable work into time spent on billable work.

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assign time against projects

How Should You Assign Time Against Your Projects?

How should operations team assign time against projects in uncommon situations? Particularly when your delivery team are travelling often as part of the project?

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improve resource management

Improve Resource Management And Staff Utilisation In Your Business

By improving resource management and staff utilisation, professional service firms can ensure maximum efficiency and profitability

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improve project management with erp

Do You Know How Effective Your Project Managers Truly Are?

Firms who use Project ERP can improve project management and increase productivity and profits.

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ensuring a profitable consulting firm

6 Tips For Ensuring A Profitable Professional Services Firm

Following a recent interview with IDC’s Group Vice President, Michael Fauscette we’ve compiled 6 tips for staying ahead of your competition and growing a profitable Professional Services firm.

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