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erp implementation

7 Key Considerations For ERP Implementation Success

Natasha Engan, Senior Vice President of Deltek Global Consulting, shares key recommendations that will help to ensure your ERP Implementation is a Success.

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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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Zebra chooses Deltek ERP

Design Firm Zebra To Consolidate Business Systems With Deltek ERP

Growing Dubai-based interior design firm Zebra have selected Deltek ERP to help them optimise project delivery.

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Managing technological change

4 Principles For Managing Technological Change

Managing technological change is no easy task. Our latest blog discusses the possible risks and what can be done to avoid the 4 most common pitfalls.

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Complex project management

How To Approach Complex Project Management In The Professional Services Sector

The operating environment for professional services firms has become more complex, making it harder to grow profitably. Here's how leaders can approach complex project management and avoid failure.

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digital talent management

The Chief Operating Officers Focusing On Digital Talent Management & Closing Inefficiency Gaps

The COO’s that we partner with are sharpening their focus, introducing digital talent management and closing inefficiency gaps. Read where they are seeing the benefits.

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Modern ERP Deltek

Enterprise Agility With Postmodern ERP Is Key To Unlocking Success

Being agile is vital for professional services firms of all sizes, but most notably large enterprises, for the simple reason that if they fail to meet the expectations of their clients, there are plenty of predatory competitors all vying for the work.

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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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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 select ERP

Top 5 Tips You Should Know On How To Select ERP Software

In this blog we give you the top 5 tips for you to consider when selecting ERP software for your project-based business.

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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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implementing ERP

9 Ways To Ensure ERP Implementation Success

Based on more than 20 years of experience implementing ERP solutions in the professional services industry, we’ve gathered nine must-read tips that will ensure your success when adopting a new ERP solution.

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How To Make Time Recording Easier With Project ERP

How To Make Time Recording Easier With Project ERP

Timesheets. A thorn in the side of every professional services firm and worker alike. From the company's point of view they are fundamental when it comes to reclaiming that all important revenue

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Using A Project ERP System To Plan A Project

Using A Project ERP System To Plan A Project

If you're celebrating winning that plum project you've been working so hard on in recent weeks, then, congratulations! Exciting times are ahead.

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Project ERP vs Generic ERP - just what is the difference?

Project ERP vs Generic ERP - Just What Is The Difference?

You've heard of ERP. You may even know a bit about the benefits the right system can bring in terms of efficiency and profitability. But do you know the differences between a generic and a project-based ERP platform?

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Mastering Project KPIs With Business Intelligence Software

Mastering Project KPIs With Business Intelligence Software

Business intelligence - or BI - is a term used for a number of approaches that are designed to gather, store, analyse and provide access to meaningful and insightful data. This data, in turn, is used to make better fact-based business decisions.

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The 5 Components Of ERP Software You Need To Know

Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the interface of an ERP platform to make it the robust, centralised business tool that it is? If so, then you may be interested to know that there are five main components that make up a typical ERP system

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What Is ERP?

What Is ERP And Why Do Businesses Use It?

ERP is an acronym that is often banded about in business - especially when it comes to project management. But what is it and how are businesses using it to their advantage?

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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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How To Manage People, Projects, And Profitability

In the business world everyone answers to someone and will at times face difficult questions. Even when things are going smoothly in your business often drilldown questions can be difficult

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Win, Retain,  Gain -  How to Win new Business in Engineering

Win, Retain, Gain - How To Win New Business In Engineering

Find out how you can win more business by working smarter rather than harder.

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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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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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Feeling like you’re caught with your pants down when facing tough questions from management?

Do You Know How To Build the Perfect Project Management Dashboard?

Tracking all of the variables in a typical project can seem like a daunting task. As with any undertaking of this magnitude, it’s best to start by determining exactly what it is you need to track.

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

Stop Stressing Out About Project Management

How do you respond when your CEO asks tough questions about your teams processes and performance?

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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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Most Project Managers Dont Know What Their KPIs Are

Project Manager KPIs - What Are They?

Which KPIs should Project Managers measure to ensure they deliver successful projects?

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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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How to succeed in acquisitions

How To Make A Successful Business Acquisition

Discover the role that ERP software plays in effective acquisitions.

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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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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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5 Tips For Getting More From Your ERP Consultant

5 Tips For Getting More From Your ERP Consultant

Follow these 5 tips to help yo make the most of your time spent with your ERP Consultant

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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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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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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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Keep Everyone Happy and Win More Business With More Accurate Job Estimates

Keep Everyone Happy And Win More Business With More Accurate Job Estimates

Here are four ways in which project-based ERP will boost profits by making project estimating more accurate.

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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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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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Why KPIs are just as important as budgets in Professional Services firms

Why KPIs Are Just As Important As Budgets In Professional Services Firms

Discover why business KPI management is becoming essential to measuring your company’s value and how enterprise resource planning software can help.

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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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Measuring the Right KPIs for Business Improvement

Measuring The Right KPIs For Business Improvement

Set measurable KPIs for your business with the help of enterprise resource planning software.

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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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align your business systems for global growth

Aligning Your Business Systems For Global Growth

Discover what you need to consider when aligning your business systems for global growth.

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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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Characteristics of a Continually Improving Professional Services Organisation

Characteristics Of A Continually Improving Professional Services Organisation

Take a look at what a fast-growing Professional Services business looks like and how an ERP system can boost growth.

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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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Check you business management system quaterly

Checklist: Check Your Business System Quarterly

Assess your business operating system with a quarterly basis review.

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match your business systems to your growing business

Questions You Should Be Considering in Order to Match Your Systems With Your Growing Organisation

Consider these ten questions to assess whether your business system can grow with your company.

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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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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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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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growing professional services firms

What Can You Learn From These Growing Organisations?

Find out how three Professional Services companies are using project-based ERP to solve their key business problems.

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is your IT infrastructure driving your business - Infographic

Is Your IT Infrastructure Driving Your Business? [Infographic]

View this infographic to learn the 6 things your IT must be able to do to drive your business strategy

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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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ERP Integration For Dummies

Learn more about what ERP integration is, why it is important and a number of challenges you may face when integrating ERP with other business systems

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mergers and acquisitions

Overcoming Merger & Acquisition Challenges With The Right ERP System

Using an industry specific ERP system will enhance communication, connect resources and provide a deeper and more meaningful level of visibility for both parties involved in a merger or acquisition deal

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implementing ERP

Should You Phase An ERP Implementation?

Learn how ERP implementations which are phased can improve end user buy in

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get a single version of your business data

Dispelling The Myths About ERP - Is It Possible To Have A Single Version Of Business Data?

Learn how Analysys Mason were able to consolidate their business systems and gain one accurate, real-time version of your business information

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planning for ERP

Upgrade Or Clean Slate? Planning Your Next ERP Move

Recent research suggest that almost 50% of leading Professional Services firms will begin upgrading their ERP systems this year. Should they upgrade existing system or opt for something completely different?

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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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success factors of erp implementation

10 Success Factors For ERP Implementations

Implementing an ERP system does not need to be painful process. With proper planning and execution of the 10 success factors in this article, an ERP implementation can proceed smoothly and without problems.

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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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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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cloud erp

Using Cloud ERP Software Does Not Guarantee ROI

To ensure ROI from your Cloud ERP implementation, you need to look to a vendor with expertise in your industry.

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find the right business system

Find The Right Business System For Your Professional Services Firm

Find out what you should look for in the perfect ERP system for your Professional Services firm.

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do you need a new business system

4 Ways To Tell If Your Business Systems Are At Tipping Point

There are four symptoms that indicate when a Professional Services firm needs a new business system. Learn more in this blog.

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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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Enable Your Firm To Make Better Decisions With Deltek Vision

Deltek Vision ERP Software enables your business to make better decisions by giving you accurate information at the right time.

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cloud erp

Cloud ERP Is Not The Future – It Is Here And Now

Cloud ERP software is not an emerging technology, it is here and now.

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avoid unecessary admin

Supercharge Your ERP: Empower Your Team And Avoid Unnecessary Red-Tape

Get more out of your ERP system: empower your employees to make decisions more quickly by removing unnecessary administrative hurdles

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improve business insight

How To Improve Insight In Mid-Size Professional Service Firms

There comes a time in every firm's growth cycle when its systems need to be reviewed. ERP software that scales as you grow enables your firm to always have access to 'big picture' visibility.

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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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social collaboration tools

Why Your Firm Needs Social Collaboration Tools

Social Collaboration tools are becoming increasingly important for businesses. Here are four top reasons why you need them.

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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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Learn More: ERP Configuration

Understanding ERP configuration can help you to choose the correct ERP system for your business

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global erp software

Globalising Your ERP System…

There are dozens of adages for how to ensure your company is successful: ‘think global, act local’ being one of them. But what does this mean in practical terms? And as a professional services firm hungry for growth and success across the globe, where do you begin?

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cloud erp

The New Dilemma: Cloud ERP Versus On-Premise

We see and hear a lot of debates about SaaS versus on-premise deployments. Professional services firms looking to deploy a new system, or upgrade their existing, need to have a clear understanding of what benefits THEY want to receive before making the decision.

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