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There is no singular approach or silver bullet to optimize your workforce. Taking a planned, methodical approach while considering what's in the best interest for employees and the company is crucial. Stay flexible, adapt with the market and leverage technology and automation.
Operating in a hybrid model is the future for many consulting firms. While key consulting practices have remained the same, how business is conducted has been transformed. Consulting leaders need to enable their firms with the tools to stay connected and the processes to operate effectively in a hybrid workplace.
The SPI 2021 Professional Services Maturity Benchmark Report reveals key benchmarks and business drivers for growth derived from the survey of 700+ professional services firms. One of the many takeaways from the report involves the value of visibility for firms with a growth mindset.
Project-based businesses are all about the people ‘in’ the business, and understanding whether their employees are fully involved and enthusiastic about their work and the organisation involves many things. But a great place to start is with an engagement survey.
Whether you are looking to find industry-focused expertise to make your project a success or new ways to optimize your current projects, Deltek is here to support you. See how you can get the most out of your Deltek experience with these six ways to broaden your skills and deepen your knowledge.
The infusion of emerging technologies into our solutions allows us to re-imagine how projects are delivered ─ helping our customers’ projects be more effective, efficient and successful. Learn how Deltek is enabling digital transformation for project-based businesses now and into the future.
Spreadsheets play a pivotal role in Architecture, Engineering and Consulting companies. But for many firms, they may have reached the limit of their usefulness. Here’s why.
As Architecture, Engineering and Consulting firms navigated 2020, finance teams stepped up to ensure business stability. We spoke to three CFOs to find out how.
With 2020 behind us, many consulting firms will be shifting their focus from survival to growth. With that in mind we would like to share some key takeaways for leveraging Linked from social selling expert Samantha McKenna.
Find out how a leading biotech consultancy firm streamlined project management processes and increased business agility with an ERP solution in the Deltek Cloud.
Resource management is crucial for A&E and Consulting firms – but few have an effective planning structure in place. Here are three recommendations for getting it right.
We’ve identified ten critical moves that consulting firms have to make in 2021 to ensure they can achieve a successful recovery from the pandemic and its impact, and that they can also deliver that success to their clients.
Key takeaways for consulting leaders dealing with shifting customer needs from our recent fireside chat with entrepreneur and consultancy CEO, Sean McDermott, and Senior Director of Product Marketing, Michelle Cipollone.
In our recent roundtable webinar, consulting industry leaders explored what changed over the pandemic, and what the future looks like for consultants.
New consulting research from The Hinge Research Institute has revealed that clients value consulting firms 33% more than in past years, and the perceived relevancy of services has risen 56%! However, in these unprecedented times, fear is up, and trust is down. You'll need to adapt at an accelerated pace. Read on to learn how.
Finding new and effective ways to work remotely and stay engaged with both your clients and your workforce is more important than ever to the success of your Consulting business. We asked consulting experts from firms of all sizes:How are you staying engaged with your remote workers and what are you doing to keep up visibility with current clients? Here is what they said:
In this blog we focus on three areas that consultancy firms may want to consider in order to prepare for the next-normal, namely; productive data; a network of empowered teams, and agile principles.
Ever wish winning in the Consulting arena was as easy as referencing a guidebook? Read part 2 of this blog series and look no further. This series by the Hinge Institute gives an overview of “How Consulting Firms Win” – The Definitive Playbook, to bolster success in your firm’s next transformational business initiative.
Ever wish winning in the Consulting arena was as easy as referencing a guidebook? One that walked you step-by-step through the self-assessment and tactical plays critical to achieving Consulting greatness? Hear more about a new, actionable playbook for transformational business initiatives, How Consulting Firms Win – The Definitive Playbook.
Analysys Mason, a 2020 MVP Award Winner, implemented Deltek Vantagepoint as a powerful, unified, cloud-based solution that contains all the information required to run their business – giving them one version of the truth and consistent data throughout the organization.
Discover why real estate consulting firm, Cityscape Digital, partnered with Deltek to implement a solution that would allow them to make proactive data-driven decisions.
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 2019.
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.
New statistics on diversity and people in the Management Consultancy profession revealed in the latest MCA Annual Industry Report 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 IT and Management Consulting blogs on our site in 2018.
Discover the key findings from the 2017 Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark and what you can do to deliver a successful 2017.
For consulting firms looking to become more outcome focused and strategic, here are three key points you should focus on.
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.
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
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.
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
Professional Services Automation software can give you the visibility and control you need over your number one revenue generator - your projects.
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.
The 4th industrial revolution presents a leadership challenge that means many organisations will have to rethink how they do business.
To capitalise on good times, Consulting firms must understand how to select the most profitable types of work.
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.
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 ...
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.
You Should Be Using Real-time Data To Understand Where You’ve Been And Where You Should Be Going In The Future.
Good news: the Consulting industry is growing. And it’s time for you to start benefiting from these prosperous times.
Four revenue-generating steps to help you capitalise on the "up-turn" in the Consultancy industry.
Learn more about the challenges and opportunities Consulting firms will face in 2015.
Consulting firms list growth as a top priority, with many recognising how ERP software solutions are a key player in the process.
Research by IDC suggests that Consulting firms will benefit from better decision making by getting more visibility into their business data.
Use these 3 tips to gain better control over your consulting projects and improve your firms profits
Cloud ERP software has become an attractive option for many consulting firms. Here are 5 reasons why more businesses are turning to the cloud
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.
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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