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Find out how a leading biotech consultancy firm streamlined project management processes and increased business agility with an ERP solution in the Deltek Cloud.
We asked 300 agency professionals how their organisation could improve – and attracting, retaining and managing talent was top of their agenda. Here’s what they told us.
Whilst the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries experienced a significant downturn in productivity during the pandemic, a unique opportunity for reflection was also gained. Industry specialists Thomas & Adamson and Sir Robert McAlpine share what they learned from 2020, and how they are using those insights to future proof their business.
In this #TeamDeltek spotlight, three of Deltek’s Global Cloud leaders share what it’s like to work on this fast-paced, growing team with a great workplace culture.
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.
For agencies, the need to optimize resource plans and correctly forecast revenue has become even more urgent in recent times.
In a recent webinar for Deltek, lecturer Olof Gränström looked at the importance of making business decisions based on facts, and how organizations can rise to the challenge to pursue truly data-driven decision-making.
Our panelists tackle a few of the lingering questions from our recent webinar on how agencies can thrive in 2021.
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.
While no one could have envisioned how the global pandemic would all unfold, the lasting effects have forced organizations to not only adapt but re-evaluate how business gets done. With 2021 upon us, we asked members of Deltek's Leadership Team to share their thoughts and predictions to which technology trends will influence this year and beyond.
With its seven agencies operating on siloed tools and applications, Reform Society needed unified processes for project management, project accounting, and time reporting. The group didn’t believe they could find an all-in-one solution, until they discovered Deltek WorkBook.
This blog covers the three big technology trends A&E firms in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore are focusing on as identified in the annual Deltek Clarity report.
Your legal firm might be under pressure to adopt digital tools, but it’s critical you don’t rush your strategy. Here are some key points to keep in mind.
Benchmark your firm against the global A&E industry and discover the top KPIs for tracking performance
We found out how A&E firms across the world measure performance. Here are the benchmark findings, and the key metrics used.
We live in the golden age of information production. Digitalisation has made it possible to efficiently collect, store and access data in ways previously unimaginable. But at the same time as data is more abundant than ever, we are failing to harness the full potential of information at our disposal.
With project teams working around the clock and from multiple locations, it is imperative that companies use the right tools to keep teams connected and projects moving forward regardless of physical location. With Deltek Cloud solutions, you can power your entire project lifecycle securely −from pre-award to project close-out− by winning new projects and clients, on-time and on-budget.
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.
The right approach to digital transformation is helping law firms thrive – and making clients, employees, and even the balance sheet happier.
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.
Our recent webinar brought together agency leaders to understand their perspectives on a challenging year for the industry. Get the key insights here.
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.
Scott Carver pursued an ambitious, people-led digital transformation. Here are four lessons other architects can take from its approach.
Did you miss Deltek Virtual Insight this year? This blog post recaps the Tips and Tricks sessions…read below and then register for Deltek Virtual Insight and view them (for free) before December 31, 2020.
The pandemic created a variety of new challenges in a fast-changing environment. For AEC leaders, Erith and Structa however, this presented opportunity to adapt to new ways of doing business, with technology as the enabler. They share their key takeaways and advice to peers.
Effective project and resource management is vital for agencies—protecting your people, your projects, and your profits.
Finance teams are the backbone of agencies. They provide the insights needed for strategic decisions and keep every team focused on their key objectives. That’s why it’s critical there’s have a strong foundation of best practice financial processes in place.
Digital transformation may be about IT, but it’s for your people. Here’s why AEC firms must keep humans at the centre of IT modernisation.
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.
A group of Architecture industry experts came together to explore how technology has changed the way architects deliver projects and to reveal key findings from Deltek Clarity research.
Deltek Cloud solutions are designed to easily adapt and support you as your needs evolve. Whether you’re facing outdated hardware, limited IT staff, increasing security risks or other common IT issues, Deltek can help power your project success.
I den här intervjun berättar Katarina Strivall, CFO för Norconsult AB i Sverige, hur företaget har inlett ett digitalt skifte och hur det har bidragit till att skapa mervärde för kunderna.
As architecture, engineering and consulting firms face growing pressure, responsive project management is vital. Here’s how to get the best out of your projects.
We surveyed 150 Architecture & Engineering professionals from the Nordics to hear from them on industry trends, KPIs and benchmarks – this is what we found.
See how Banqsoft brings multiple companies under one solution with Deltek Maconomy – and learn its three-part transformation support plan.
Looking for ERP tools designed for project-based businesses? Here are the 5 things to look out for that can help improve your resource management.
A look at recovery planning, digital transformation, and other trending topics from around the creative agency industry.
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.
Award Winning Global Digital Creative Agency AnalogFolk Choose Deltek Workbook For Their Own Digital Transformation
Award Winning Global Digital Creative Agency AnalogFolk Choose Deltek Workbook For Their Own Digital Transformation.
Now, more than ever, your finance teams are under pressure – so streamlining financial processes and providing the right support is vital.
We pride ourselves on delivering value to our customers, which is why we're so grateful to be named the premier choice for "project-centric ERP" in the Nucleus Research June 2020 ERP Technology Value Matrix.
One of the biggest challenges many AEC businesses face is how to manage the abundance of emails, documents and drawings required for every project. Learn how a database-driven document management system can provide a single lens into your project information and drive processes that will save time and boost profitability.
Deltek are delighted to welcome on board AINS Group, one of the leading Consulting Engineering firms in Finland, as we help them optimise business processes.
Digital transformation isn’t easy, especially in AEC. Here’s how you can start small, deliver quick wins and set your firm up for future success.
Ever wish winning in the Consulting arena was as easy as referencing a guidebook? Get a quick overview of “How Consulting Firms Win” – The Definitive Playbook to see how you can to bolster success in your firm’s next transformational business initiative.
In this interview, Chris Razzell, founder and Chairman of the Board, describes ASPECT Studios’ digital transformation journey, from system selection to successful deployment.
A&E firms are at a different stage of digital maturity. Where do you fit in - and how can you get ahead?
We benchmarked digital maturity across A&E firms. Here are the results, and five suggestions to create a more digitally mature business.
The recently-released best practice guide to overcoming project and business performance challenges, How Consulting Firms Win – The Definitive Playbook, defines the most common areas consulting firms find competitive gains (project delivery, growth, profitability, and talent) to help your firm put its own successful plays into place. Whether you’ve just downloaded the Playbook, or you downloaded it recently and are having a tough time deciding the first performance area you’d like to tackle first, we would like to offer a few “get started” tips that might help you ease yourself in.
We are delighted to welcome on board Wikborg Rein, a leading law firm in Norway, as we help them optimise business processes.
We must be prepared for a global slowdown but, importantly, be hopeful, for recovery. It is going to require heartfelt, collective strength and speed to prevent irreversible damage. One thing is for sure, a change of mind-set will be necessary.
Beauty Firm Oriflame Gives A Makeover To Their Old Systems And Boosts Productivity With Deltek WorkBook
We are delighted to welcome on board Oriflame's in-house creative agency as we help them boost productivity and optimise utilisation through better project and resource planning.
In order to maintain its high standards, build an agile and responsive operation from sales, and project delivery to back office processes, Mott MacDonald collaborated with Deltek to transform its internal business infrastructure with a cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. In this interview, Darren Russell, Chief Digital Officer of Mott MacDonald unpacked their rationale from back in 2017 when the firm embarked on their transformation.
As we prepare to welcome the New Year, we've compiled a list of the most read Construction, Engineering, and Architecture blogs for 2019.
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.
Today's changing landscape will see law firms increasingly transforming into technology firms. How will these changes impact your firm and how can you prepare?
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.
New statistics on diversity and people in the Management Consultancy profession revealed in the latest MCA Annual Industry Report 2019.
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?
After a thorough market assessment, Roschier realised that Deltek’s modern Cloud ERP solution, purpose-built for law firms, would provide the firm with a solid platform for running their business more efficiently.
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.
In service and knowledge-based industries such as the AEC industries and Consulting, people are a firm’s most valuable resource. That means effective resource allocation is vital to achieve best-practice outcomes on each and every project.
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.
Jan Västernäs, CEO and Software Architect at Callista Enterprise AB, shares his evaluation of ERP software and why he chose Deltek Maconomy.
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.
Are you considering implementing new software at your firm, or about to start your journey and looking for some guidance? Based on years of working with companies of all sizes, Adrian Anastas shares his top 5 software implementation challenges and how to tackle them.
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.
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.
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.
Is your business in danger of falling behind, when it comes to technology in construction? Three leading firms suggest how to make the leap, before it’s too late.
The construction industry has been slow to adopt new trends in construction technology, but the reality is that many have already implemented the basics, and industry leaders are steaming ahead. As with any industry change, if you don’t move now, you risk falling behind.
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.
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.
The professional services industry is often tasked with keeping their clients in step with new global regulatory rules and compliance measures. However, according to our recent research, many firms are struggling to keep up with the rate of change themselves.
Elevation Architecture needed a low-maintenance system to support their growth and reduce administrative burden. Discover how they’ve simplified business management and gained a competitive edge.
We recently caught up with Alastair Wallace, senior partner of international construction consultancy, Thomas & Adamson, to understand why they chose Deltek software and where their growing team are seeing the benefits.
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.
We recently caught up with Rob Henderson, Director of JDA Architects, to find out why he believes Deltek software was the right choice for them, and what they hope to achieve.
How is the construction industry keeping up with technology trends and embracing the digital construction movement? Deltek’s Director of Product Management, Nick Nieder, reflects on our new report on the topic.
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.
"The primary difference between the system we have now (Deltek) and what we’ve had in the past is the document control." Pete Caune, Ashburner Francis. Watch the full story here.
Knowing that gender diversity benefits a business, learn steps your company can take to recruit and retain greater numbers of qualified, talented women…and what women can do to drive their careers.
Only 16% of CEOs expect to invest in emerging technology compared with 51% of Heads of Projects. Why is there such a large difference? We ask experts at the Digital Leaders Forum what they think.
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.
Natasha Engan, Senior Vice President of Deltek Global Consulting, shares key recommendations that will help to ensure your ERP Implementation is a Success.
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.
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.
Growing Dubai-based interior design firm Zebra have selected Deltek ERP to help them optimise project delivery.
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.
Ruth Thomas, Industry Principal at Curo Compensation discusses 4 core considerations when it comes to creating an employee reward programme for the modern workforce.
Ashcourt Construction bring calm to the information chaos as they go live with Deltek Project Information Management
After exploring the market, BSG were immediately impressed by Deltek Project Information Management due to its unique user interface and regular upgrades and changes. Here's their story.
Neil Davidson, VP Of Enterprise On The Terminator, AI And ‘Smart Working’ For The Firms Of The Future
Deltek's VP of Enterprise, Neil Davidson, ponders the firm of the future and how to get into the right mindset for what's to come.
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.
After reviewing their complex data and document management processes, Thurrock based Downwell Group, proved their need for a more agile way of working. Now ready to implement Deltek PIM, we hear their first thoughts regarding this digital transition.
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.
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.
Deltek Vice-President Neil Davidson reveals the Future of the Professional Services Industry and what business leaders must do to prepare.
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.
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.
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.
Bret Tushaus, Deltek VP of Product Management, recaps some of the amazing features of Vantagepoint that he highlighted in his presentation at Deltek Customer Day 2018.
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.
Globally the professional services industry is facing a yawning skills gaps, posing a huge risk to profitability. Our latest blog offers advice on strategic workforce planning for leaders looking to plug the skills gap.
A recent study shows that more than 70% of decision makers in the architect and engineering consultant industry globally still feel unprepared for disruptive technologies. What can you do to get ahead?
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.
Professional services firms face a much more complex landscape than they did a decade ago. Our latest blog explores what your firm can do to stay competitive.
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.
We caught up with Nathan Hildebrand, Director of Fulton Trotter Architects, to hear how the firm uses Deltek PIM software to help maintain its competitive edge.
[Video] Hear From The Experts: What’s Holding The C-Suite Back When It Comes To Digital Advancement?
Attendees at the Digital Leaders Forum discussed our research findings and what they see as the biggest challenges for professional services firms now and in the future. Here’s what they had to say.
Managing Compliance Risk: How To Protect Your Firm Against The Professional Services Sector’s Biggest Threat
Managing compliance risk is a tricky business. 91% of CEOs do not think their firm is prepared for regulatory risk, while more than a third say compliance is a top improvement priority. So what can be done?
The way that clients procure architecture services is changing, and professional services firms need to keep up with shifting market trends in order to remain relevant and profitable.
Digital transformation continues at a faster and faster pace. Mike Scopa, Deltek SVP Engineering, discusses how it has changed the way we work and innovate for next gen customers.
Attendees at the Digital Leaders Forum discussed our research findings and what they see as the biggest challenges for professional services firms now and in the future. Here’s what they had to say.
One of the key concerns worrying professional services firms today is scope creep management, according to Deltek’s recent ‘Insight to Action’ report. Our latest blog explores how to address the issue.
The challenges facing the built environment are many. But back-of-house digital tools have the capacity to deliver significant improvements to business performance and outcomes - our latest blog explores how.
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.
No matter the size or scope of your organisation, ask these three questions before any ERP implementation or major organisational initiative. Read more…
To stay relevant, consulting firms need to adapt and embrace technology. Otherwise, they risk losing their competitive edge. Our latest blog explores how firms are approaching innovation in consulting.
Professional services firms need to use their 'mirrors' to ensure visibility over what’s coming up, what’s behind them, and to spot any surprises that might be incoming from the side.
New research suggests that many UAE-based professional services firms are facing increasing pressure to remain compliant in this new regulatory environment. Our latest blog looks at how forward-focused reporting is the key to future success in the Middle East.
Do you and your colleagues understand the opportunities big data in architecture unlocks, in this new ‘connected economy’? We address this critical question in our latest blog.
'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.
If projects are the financial lifeblood of your organisation, an effective information management strategy is crucial. Here's how to identify if your firm needs to improve its strategy and how to go about it.
Implementing a new ERP system and upgrading from your current ERP solution is a big step. Here's how to identify the right time to make the change.
To be data-driven means you need an innovative approach to data analysis to discover actionable insights for effective growth strategies. Learn how your consulting firm can harness the power of information.
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.
[Infographic] Strategic Benchmarking - How Successful Consulting Firm Leaders Create A Dominant Market Position
Strategic benchmarking can help your firm move towards service excellence. Using the findings from the 2018 SPI Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark survey, we've pulled together an infographic to summarise how successful consulting firm leaders create a dominant market position.
Women In Tech: Deltek’s Senior Director of Customer Success, Melanie Lawn, Shares Her Experience Of The SaaS Industry
In an August 2018 interview, Melanie Lawn, Senior Director of Customer Success and Global Support EMEA for Deltek, discusses her evolution with Deltek, the global footprint of her customers, the dialogue our industry needs to attract more women into technology, and why “clients that work in partnership have the most to gain”.
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.
Deltek's VP of Enterprise Neil Davidson reflects on some typical engagements with professional services clients where we have implemented in partnership, to ensure our solutions enhance their ERP UX, provide industry depth and meet their goals.
Amy Champigny explores three important ERP selection criteria for consulting firms to consider: ERP innovation, implementation, and customer service.
As with other documentation and information that makes up your projects, having an efficient process in place for contract management is vital to your business.
Russell Clark is one of the leading authorities in his field, delivering process intelligence to some of the most prominent and high-profile FTSE 100 and global Professional Services organisations.
In modern, busy professional service firms, it can be a challenge to ensure that each department is working as efﬁciently as possible. Here are 5 ways ERP benefits organisations and makes it an easier task.
What is BIM and who does it benefit? Our latest blog explores this well referenced topic, offers a definition, and looks at the tools and technologies needed to allow for the true collaboration BIM promises.
Our recent survey of the professional services industry found that 74% of firms have capital to invest in technology. But is technology in business driving better investments and outcomes?
Are your information challenges caused by technology misuse? Here are a few thoughts on why now is the right time to take advantage of project technology to help you manage your information.
Boutique Firms vs Large Players In Professional Services: Battling For Innovation, Knowledge Management And New Pricing Models
1 in 3 Professional Service organisations are currently losing business to boutique firms. We explore the battle for innovation, knowledge management and new pricing models - and the approach larger firms should take when faced with such competition.
The vast majority of professional services firms say they are unprepared for regulatory risk. It's time for firms to take action - our latest blog looks at how you can prepare.
Understanding Blockchain Technology – Is It A Natural Digital Evolution For Professional Services Firms?
In a market saturated by technological innovation, understanding blockchain technology and its potential value is not straightforward. Our latest blog explores the opportunity and risks involved, specifically for the professional services sector.
52% of decision-makers in the professional services industry think that the increasing complexity of projects will be the number-one challenge for project management in 5 years’ time. How are these firms planning to tame project complexity so that they can continue to meet their client’s expectations?
Do recent developments in the construction industry suggest importance must be placed on project governance?
Our recent study found that 45% of capital projects are delayed by 6 or more months, with 92% of these delays down to poor management. Here's why project governance can prevent firms becoming part of the statistic.
Are you aware of the real value of ERP? Our latest infographic reveals 6 ways ERP designed for project-based businesses can help your professional services firm maximize profits and productivity.
Information is central to the success of project-based work, yet many organisations fail to establish processes that support project teams with the management of this information. Here are 5 questions to help you establish if your firm is calling out for Project Information Management.
As professional services companies face more challenges, the practical job of delivery has become harder. Our recent report, based on a survey of 700 decision makers in the professional services industry shows how providers can take simple steps to improve their positions.
The professional services industry is in a state of flux. While globally the sector continues to grow, competition has intensified and margins have gotten tighter. To explore these issues we surveyed 700 senior decision-makers globally, and here's what we found out.
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.
Getting the most out of people and projects is vital for AEC businesses if they are to maximise profits. Hear from 6 industry experts on how they are seeing success.
To support increasingly dispersed teams, many forward thinking businesses are ditching inefficient paper based processes and implementing mobile technology. Here's how mobile working could benefit your firm.
Project-based companies have their own distinct needs and requirements, this should be a vital consideration when selecting an ERP. Here are our top tips for making the right decision for your business.
Design deliverables are crucial to the successful running and completion of AEC projects. Here are the fundamentals of managing this type of project information.
Creating a business case is time-consuming and contentious - yet foundational for successful ERP projects. Discover Gartner's 4 step tutorial for creating your own.
Why cloud based ERP? Here are five good reasons it should be your firm's top priority in 2018.
Will your current ERP system support your firm's needs in 2018? Here are 7 clear signs it's time to deploy modern ERP.
Projects are bigger and more complicated than ever, and client expectations are always on the rise. Here's why it's so important to have the right strategy and systems in place to ensure full project control.
Is your firm managing multiple projects? Here are 6 tips to gain control and reduce the risk of losing critical business and project information.
In this special report, the Association of Project Managers discuss emerging trends in project management and how technology will affect the industry.
In this blog we discuss the key types of information that require a Project Information Management strategy for businesses in the AEC industry.
Discover the key findings from the 2017 Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark and what you can do to deliver a successful 2017.
How should the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries deal with Project Information Management? Learn more in this blog.
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.
For consulting firms looking to become more outcome focused and strategic, here are three key points you should focus on.
The marketing services industry experienced a hugely tumultuous year in 2016. In 2017 the differentiator will be how well agencies develop new techniques and ways of working to cope. Read more about what’s in store for the marketing services industry in 2017
Despite being viewed as a traditionally conservative industry, the legal sector is not immune to trends or client demands. Read about challenges and expectations for the legal sector in 2017
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
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
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.
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
Learn how you can maintain consistent profit levels in your business without restricting opportunities for growth.
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.
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.
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
In this blog we give you the top 5 tips for you to consider when selecting ERP software for your project-based business.
How can Consulting firms improve their use of technology to help keep their customers and win new ones?
Professional Services Automation software can give you the visibility and control you need over your number one revenue generator - your projects.
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.
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.
In consulting services, digital transformers see technology as a catalyst for bringing their people, processes, customers and ambitions together. They adopt it as a mechanism for compounding growth and adding value for customers through new and innovative products, services and ideas. As a result, they create streamlined businesses and cutting edge services to attract customers.
Recruiting top talent is not that easy. According to report by Robert Half, one in ten new recruits are regarded as a ‘poor hiring decision’ with 70% of HR directors admitting that they have hired someone who did not meet expectations.
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.
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
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?
With high-flying talent so valuable - and so scarce - you'll therefore want to do everything you can to hold onto your best people and get the best out of your team. But is your talent management programme effective enough? Is it taking into account the 'bigger picture'?
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.
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
It is natural human behaviour to resist or be concerned about change – after all, it is a step away from what is known. But how does this work in an environment such as the creative industry where change is not only continual but more often than not, seen as the pathway to success?
Over-servicing has historically always been a part of agency life but what we are seeing today is an industry which has seemingly reached its limit, now being detrimentally affected by over-servicing levels.
When looking at over-servicing it is very easy to only consider the consequences for the agency in terms of financial loss but in reality, over-servicing has an even bigger impact on your most valuable assets – your staff.
According to a report by PR Week and Deltek, over-servicing results in seven percent of billable time not being collected. It is no secret that this is a major issue for agencies but how can they combat this cycle?
One of the greatest challenges faced by creative agencies today is resource planning and management – particularly when it comes to staffing.
To capitalise on good times, Consulting firms must understand how to select the most profitable types of work.
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.
What happens when you’re operating in an industry where income growth is positive but margins are depressed? And what can be done to counteract this trend in Marketing and Communications firms?
The UK has been experiencing low productivity since the recession began in 2008. Is the 6 hour day the answer to low productivity?
Discover the key lessons we learnt throughout 2015 and our top predictions for the Marcoms industry 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.
Learn more about a growing trend that presents a very real threat for creative agencies.
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.
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 ...
Blair Pringle identifies 4 things he has learned about the Consulting Engineering Industry in 2015
Ashley Miller discusses the top things she learnt in 2015 about what is going on the the UK creative industry.
Many in the UK event industry exited 2015 with a sense of cautious optimism, so what lies for them ahead in 2016?
In today’s business environment where flexible working arrangements are becoming more popular and the need for employees to share information quickly and more easily is essential, the argument for a centralised HR data repository becomes stronger and stronger.
New business pitching is arguably the most disliked necessity within a creative agency. How does your Agency combat the stress of pitching for new business?
A merger or acquisition can be a great way for an agency to expand its services, win new clients and enter new markets. But it can have a huge impact on clients and employees, so the whole process requires careful consideration.
Does the traditional agency billing model enable agencies to truly maximise their profitability, or do they need to move towards a value-based model?
A high level of turnover can have a detrimental effect on a company – not only is it time consuming and costly to constantly replace staff but productivity slumps as it can take a while for new employees to get fully up to speed. Here are some tips to avoid this situation.
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?
We all want the best performance possible from our employees, but there are a number of factors in play and achieving this isn’t always easy. So here are a few things to consider to help bring out the best in your team.
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.
Resource planning and management is one of the greatest challenges faced by creative agencies today. Find out why.
At HR Tech World in Paris We meet with almost 100 managers from a variety of industries to ask them what their three main challenges were in their role. Here are their answers:
Confidence is high but looming cuts and rising costs are challenging the industry. Learn more in this infographic from Deltek and Infrastructure Intelligence.
Choosing a performance- and value-based remuneration model can make a big difference to an agency’s profitability and help build stronger client relationships.
Discover the three metrics that every Project Manager or COO needs to know – we’ll tell you what they are and how to measure them.
Retaining your top talent should be one of your main priorities - Here are some tips on how to do it.
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.
You Should Be Using Real-time Data To Understand Where You’ve Been And Where You Should Be Going In The Future.
Does it still make commercial sense to make a big city your base, and is moving further afield a viable alternative?
Good news: the Consulting industry is growing. And it’s time for you to start benefiting from these prosperous times.
Employees are your most valuable asset. Consider these three tips to effectively manage your talent.
Find out how you can win more business by working smarter rather than harder.
Four revenue-generating steps to help you capitalise on the "up-turn" in the Consultancy industry.
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.
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.
Is your business able to ensure you have the right project manager working on the right project?
Learn how a talent management system can help you to manage the entire employee lifecycle
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...
Agencies who operate across multiple locations face a variety of challenges. However having the right business systems in place can help you to grow efficiently and profitably.
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.
Do you know how to get the right people on the right projects at the right time? Callum Broderick shares the secret to resource management.
To remain competitive in their industry, business leaders in Scientific Research need answers to these seven questions
Consider these 5 quick tips to ensure success and build stronger relationships that will drive profitability in your creative agency
Why do consulting engineering firms need to align their business units and how can they achieve it?
What is your Marketing Agency doing to ensure it stays relevant in a changing industry?
Timesheets are an important part of every marketing agency. Here three reasons why accurate timesheet recording will benefit you and your agency.
Here are some of the key reasons Architecture and Engineering firms are choosing cloud ERP over on-premise erp.
Minimise the administrative headaches and burdens on your team and your overall agency. Learn how to stay focused on what matters most – your clients.
Learn more about the challenges and opportunities Consulting firms will face in 2015.
In this blog series our experts share best practices to help you to manage the complexities of your Marketing Agency.
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.
These four tips show how project managers can use Project-Based ERP to improve project control and profitability
Many agencies still struggle to find the most effective way to manage their projects so that they balance creativity alongside project and finacial control.
Find out how resource planning software can help you effectively plan your resources further in advance and deliver more successful projects.
Discover why business management systems are key for leading A&E firms who produce winning bids.
Research by IDC suggests that Consulting firms will benefit from better decision making by getting more visibility into their business data.
Here are four ways in which project-based ERP will boost profits by making project estimating more accurate.
Learn how to break down silos in business with project software management for Professional Services firms.
In step four of our five step guide, find out how you can achieve integrated reporting using the right agency management system
Find out how growing businesses with a successful employee lifecycle profile have been using enterprise resource planning software to win the war for talent.
Discover how ERP software providers are helping businesses to win bids.
Discover why business KPI management is becoming essential to measuring your company’s value and how enterprise resource planning software can help.
Discover how more visible and efficient project management led by ERP software can increase resource utilisation and profitability.
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 project ERP software can give you greater working capital through improved visibility and efficiencies.
Discover how improving your resources with Enterprise Resource Planning will improve your profits without the need to raise your prices
In step three of our five step guide, find out how measuring estimates versus actuals can help to improve your Agency's bottom line
In step two of our five step guide, find out how you can better utilise capacity planning in your Agency and enable greater profitability
Is your business system a profit-making or cost-guzzling asset? How can project-based ERP help improve profitability? Find out in this blog
Consider these ten questions to assess whether your business system can grow with your company.
In step one of our 5 step guide, find out how better scheduling and resourcing can enable marketing agencies to improve their profitability
Use these 3 tips to gain better control over your consulting projects and improve your firms profits
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.
Learn why Running A Global Professional Services Business Shouldn't Be A Game of 'Whac-A-Mole'
Find out how three Professional Services companies are using project-based ERP to solve their key business problems.
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.
From talent to technology, little has stood still in the Professional Services sector: could enterprise resource planning help you get up to speed?
View this infographic to learn the 6 things your IT must be able to do to drive your business strategy
63% of Architecture and Engineering firms plan to invest in technology to improve client satisfaction. Is it time for you to do the same?
Using high quality Project-based ERP software can deliver return on investment quickly in the short term and support growth in the long term.
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?
Marketing and PR professionals can ready themselves for promotion by 'walking the walk' before waiting to be asked.
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
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.
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.
Learn more about the change professional service firms can implement to make signinicant improvements to their profit margins
Learn how Analysys Mason were able to consolidate their business systems and gain one accurate, real-time version of your business information
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?
Professional Services firms can increase customer satisfaction and margins by reviewing and improving their business processes.
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.
Can resource planning and management tools have an impact on a firms bottom line?
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?
Achieving ROI from an ERP system is an achievable reality. Fergus Gilmore explains how with help from Steve Slade of Buro Four.
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.
Professional Services firms can make a significant impact to their bottom line by asking the right questions about their resource utilisation and process efficiency.
Learn how you can ensure your marketing or PR firm is able to keep up client demands and stay ahead in an increasingly competitive industry.
Professional Services firms can often find it difficult to benchmark themselves against industry best practice. In this blog, Rolf Hansen highlights the core processes that Professional Services firms should measure.
Det investeres, med rette, mye penger i forskning i Norge. Det er derfor helt nødvendig at forskningen oppfattes som fornuftig og til nytte for samfunnet, på kort eller lengre sikt. Enkelte forskningsprosjekter kan, for mange, bli oppfattet som meningsløse og lite nyttige, men
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.
Discover how you can ensure that you deliver value to all of your clients and keep ahead in a rapidly changing PR industry.
Find out why Professional Services firms turn to Deltek Maconomy for complete visibility across their organisation
How should operations team assign time against projects in uncommon situations? Particularly when your delivery team are travelling often as part of the project?
Find out what you should look for in the perfect ERP system for your Professional Services firm.
There are four symptoms that indicate when a Professional Services firm needs a new business system. Learn more in this blog.
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.
These days the choice between Cloud ERP or On-Premise ERP makes your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis more important than ever.
By improving resource management and staff utilisation, professional service firms can ensure maximum efficiency and profitability
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.
Deltek Vision ERP Software enables your business to make better decisions by giving you accurate information at the right time.
Get more out of your ERP system: empower your employees to make decisions more quickly by removing unnecessary administrative hurdles
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.
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.
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.
Deltek Maconomy ERP Software enables you to improve resource management and project control so that you can increase your bottom line
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.
Using a project-based ERP system, Project Managers can get real-time visibility into all of the information they need to ensure project success and profitability.
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?
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.
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.