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In this interview, Katarina Strivall, Chief Financial Officer of Norconsult AB in Sweden, explains how the firm has embarked on a digital transformation journey and how that has helped power client value creation.
With global offices, multiple acquisitions and multi-currency requirements, ByrneLooby needed to improve and speed up their scheduling, budgeting, forecasting and resource management. ByrneLooby decided to use Deltek ERP solution. In this interview, Director of Finance, Owen O'Leary explains how Deltek helped improve profitability of the business.
As we prepare to welcome the New Year, we've compiled a list of the most read Construction, Engineering, and Architecture blogs for 2019.
With the winter general election just weeks away, November saw many voice concerns on party manifestos and the impact we would see on the built environment sector. The industry warned radical change is needed if we are to hit a zero carbon target. And advice was shared to help firms deal with some of today's top challenges such as risk and talent management. Here are nine stories you might have missed last month.
Professional service firms are facing tough challenges. We recently carried out global research with decision-makers across the industry give insights to understanding of the key trends and challenges that are keeping them awake at night.
Best-of-breed solutions are growing in popularity due to the ease of implementation and lower up-front cost. But are they right for project-based firms?
Does your firm spend hundreds of hours producing reports, only to find they aren’t timely or don’t provide sufficient information to make important decisions? If so, this best practice guide will help you understand how to improve management reporting and ultimately improve business profitability.
October saw an increasing focus on the role of architects and engineers in fighting climate change, and predictably, Brexit continued to sit top of the agenda. Here are ten stories you might have missed last month.
Digital Construction Week presented a powerful array of technological innovation - but what do you do if you're only at the starting line when it comes to digital transformation?
The Architecture and Engineering (A&E) market is dynamic and has always seen positive change. As new design trends emerge, such as BIM, Digital Twins and Green Architecture, as well as efforts to reduce the problems associated with environmental disasters, the A&E market will continue to remain vibrant.
We recently caught up with Hannah Vickers, CEO of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, to get her take on the current challenges and opportunities facing the industry. This is part 3 of a 3 part series.
We recently caught up with Hannah Vickers, CEO of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, to get her take on the current challenges and opportunities facing the industry. This is part 2 of a 3 part series.
At this year's Digital Construction week we took the opportunity to catch-up with 4 fellow exhibitors and get their take on the main conversation themes - here's what they had to say.
We recently caught up with Hannah Vickers, CEO, of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering, to get her take on the current challenges and opportunities facing the industry. This is part 1 of a 3 part series.
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.
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.
Since implementing Deltek, Architectus has grown substantially—from 40 people to around 450 across Australasia over the past 5 years—while maintaining a collaborative culture. Chief Financial Officer, George Panos, shares their story.
There needs to be reflection on why the built environment sector finds Digital Transformation so hard. Yesterday morning we were joined by a host of industry experts for our 2019 AEC Conference to discuss the topic and look at how the sector can improve. Here are our key takeaways.
The need for efficiency and capability around document management has changed dramatically over the last few years. We explore the change and help you identify what type of system your firm needs.
We recently caught up with Gareth Whittle, Engenium's Corporate Services Manager, to hear how they've doubled in size since implementing Deltek and have seen increased efficiencies in finance and payroll and detailed project and resource reporting.
Fulton Trotter have been live with Deltek for over 2 years. Robert Wesener, MD of the 73 year old practice shares where they're seeing the benefits financially and culturally.
We were honored to attend and exhibit at last week's Digital Leadership Conference hosted by the ACE. Here are our 6 key takeaways from the day.
Balsham Building Ltd recently chose to move to the Cloud with Deltek PIM. Discover why they selected Deltek to help manage their varied project portfolio.
Fender Katsalidis consistently designs buildings that reach for the sky and continually expand the possibilities of architecture and construction. Find out what grounds the practice, and ensures its ongoing profitability and growth.
Award-winning architecture and urbanism practice Allies and Morrison selects Deltek to improve project delivery and efficiency.
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.
How well equipped is your architecture firm for managing complex projects? Former architect and Management in Action founder Jennekin Dicks advises how practices can harness the value of data and people.
Downwell Group has just made a substantial infrastructure investment by adopting Deltek's Project Information Management (PIM) system. Downwell’s Project Director, Matthew High, explains how he expects the new system will enable improved information storage, sharing and retrieval processes.
In a recent study, 66% of AEC firms admitted that the delivery on one-quarter of their projects was delayed. In our latest blog we explore the causes, costs and solutions to project failure.
Bernie Hall, a former IT Project Manager in the AEC sector, shares her 3 tips for a successful software implementation plan.
Our latest blog explores the profound effect technological change has had on the professional services industry, and how it can tackle it head-on.
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.
Discover how the CIOs we partner with are promoting connectivity and driving forward a focused digital strategy, extending far beyond the realms of IT.
[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.
As we prepare to welcome the New Year, we've compiled a list of the most read Construction, Engineering, and Architecture blogs for 2018.
If your Architecture or Engineering firm aims to deliver projects on time and on budget, and with the most effective and efficient performance, it's absolutely essential to employ internal Project Control systems.
Digital transformation is a top challenge for the AEC sector. With the help of industry partners, our recent London event set out to help leaders gain perspective, provoke a new way of thinking, and spark planning and action. Read the key takeaways from the day.
Find out how the industry is bouncing back from its year of uncertainty and read more about the latest trends in the architecture and consulting engineering market
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
Architecture and Engineering firms are working harder than ever just to stay still. Here’s how we think you can improve your financial position.
Use these 5 tips to help put talent management at the heart of your business so that you can find and retain the best employees.
Industry sources and top performing firms agree that insight from your firm's historical data holds many clues when it comes to improving project management.
As 2016 unfolds, demand for Consulting Engineering services will be on the increase. But is the reality of this as good as it sounds?
As well as providing a growth in business opportunities, 2016 will undoubtedly come with its fair share of challenges for Architecture firms.
The start of the year has given the UK's architectural community plenty to smile about. But will it all be plain sailing for Architects in 2016?
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.
Kevin Van Kirk shares 4 things he has learned about the Architecture Industry in 2015 and offers his advice to Architects for the year ahead.
Blair Pringle identifies 4 things he has learned about the Consulting Engineering Industry in 2015
Despite a buoyant Infrastructure industry, 64 percent of senior industry professionals believe innovation is being stifled as a direct result of low fees.
Deltek, together with Infrastructure Intelligence, sought to explore what it was like working within the UK infrastructure sector today. The results highlight an undoubtedly optimistic industry, but also identified some pain points that need to be addressed if the industry is to move forward and shine once again.
Find out how you can win more business by working smarter rather than harder.
How should Architecture practices handle increasing costs as well as increasing opportunities within the industry?
Despite an upturn in the Architecture industry, many believe fees are still being suppressed, value is still being overlooked and over-servicing is still widespread across the sector.
Learn how your practice can face the skills shortage in the Architecture Industry by following these four tips
Why do consulting engineering firms need to align their business units and how can they achieve it?
Here are some of the key reasons Architecture and Engineering firms are choosing cloud ERP over on-premise erp.
Research clearly shows that if you are in the architecture industry, life is probably far from straight-forward. Learn more about the mega trends affecting the industry.
Many A&E firms often find management reporting to be a much more difficult task than it ought to be.
Find out how resource planning software can help you effectively plan your resources further in advance and deliver more successful projects.
In this blog, Blair Pringle looks at some of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Engineering firms in 2015
Discover why business management systems are key for leading A&E firms who produce winning bids.
What can businesses learn from the finacial management failings of Balfour Beatty and Imtech?
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?
Discover how improving your resources with Enterprise Resource Planning will improve your profits without the need to raise your prices
63% of Architecture and Engineering firms plan to invest in technology to improve client satisfaction. Is it time for you to do the same?
The Architecture and Engineering Industry is currently facing a considerable fee dilemma. So how can firms beat out the competition and win new projects, maintain their reputations and still maintain a favourable margin?
The Engineering and Construction industries are facing a number of risks that may affect their performance in 2014. But these risks can be mitigated by putting the right plan in place.
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.
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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