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project baseline

How To Set The Right Project Baseline And Stay On Target

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

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Working Capital Management

Working Capital Management: 5 Steps For Success

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.

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architectus

Architectus’ CFO Shares Their Experience Of Using Deltek For 10 Years

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.

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Deltek AEC Conference

The Deltek AEC Conference 2019: 7 Key Takeaways

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.

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Document management system

Document Management Systems Have Evolved - Here's How To Identify What Your Firm Needs

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.

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project control systems

[Watch] Engineering Consultants Engenium Use Deltek As A One-Stop Hub For All Business

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.

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Fulton Trotter Architects

[Watch] Fulton Trotter Architects Improve Their Culture & Bottom Line With Deltek

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.

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6 Key Takeaways From The ACE's 2019 Digital Leadership Conference

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.

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Deltek Customer Balsham

Balsham Building Take Their Varied Project Portfolio To The Cloud With Deltek

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.

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Project control

Fender Katsalidis: How We Gained Project Control

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.

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Allies and Morrison partner with Deltek

Allies And Morrison Select Deltek Vantagepoint To Power Their Project Success

Award-winning architecture and urbanism practice Allies and Morrison selects Deltek to improve project delivery and efficiency.

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pricing professional services

Pricing Professional Services: It’s Time To Rethink Existing Models

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.

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managing complex projects

Managing Complex Projects: Strategies For Architecture Practices

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.

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Downwell Group

Matthew High, Downwell Group: Why We Invested In Deltek PIM

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.

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project failure

Project Failure: Is This Why Your AEC Firm Has A Poor Delivery Record?

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.

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software implementation plan

A&E Software Implementation: 3 Essential Tips From A Seasoned Pro

Bernie Hall, a former IT Project Manager in the AEC sector, shares her 3 tips for a successful software implementation plan.

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future of the professional services

Mastering Disruption: Can Professional Services Companies Harness Technological Change?

Our latest blog explores the profound effect technological change has had on the professional services industry, and how it can tackle it head-on.

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change in the professional services

Ringing The Changes: Professional Services Firms Must Adapt To Thrive

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.

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CIO and digital transformation

Digital Transformation And The CIO: Promoting Connectivity

Discover how the CIOs we partner with are promoting connectivity and driving forward a focused digital strategy, extending far beyond the realms of IT.

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[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.

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Architecture Blogs

The Top Construction, Engineering and Architecture Blogs 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.

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what is project control

What Is Project Control, Why Is It Important And How Do You Get It?

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.

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Digital Transformation Nordics

Digitalisation Is Transforming The Nordic AEC Scene

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?

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Digital Transformation for architecture and engineering firms

Clients Don't Want Architects, Engineers Or Consultants. They Want The Outcomes You Bring.

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.

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Fulton Trotter Architects

Deltek Gives Fulton Trotter Architects A Competitive Edge

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.

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challenges facing the professional services

[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.

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Managing compliance risk

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?

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Client Relationships AE

What Are Tomorrow's Clients Expecting From A&E Firms?

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.

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challenges facing the professional services

[Video] Hear From The Experts: The Biggest Challenges Facing The Professional Services Today

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.

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scope creep management

Scope Creep Management For Professional Services Firms - Understanding The Risks & Gaining Control

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.

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challenges facing the built environment

Challenges Facing The Built Environment: Why Now Is The Time To Embrace Technology

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.

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future-proof your practice

How To Future-Proof Your Architecture Practice

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.

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Project Visibility

Project Visibility: Using Your ‘Mirrors’ For A 360-Degree View

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.

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Forward-focused reporting

Forward-Focused Reporting: The Key To Future Success In The Middle East

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.

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Big data in architecture

Big Data In Architecture: Here's How It's Changing The Way Firms Deliver Projects

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.

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What Is Risk Mitigation

Are You Managing Your Firm's Risk Or Are You Putting Your Firm In Jeopardy?

'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.

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informational management strategy

Here’s Why Your Project-Based Firm Needs An Information Management Strategy

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.

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Technology for architecture engineering and construction firms

Keeping Up with Technology Trends in the AEC Industry

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.

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What is BIM

What Is BIM And How Can It Benefit The Design And Construction Process?

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.

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technology in business

Technology In Business – Is Digital Driving Better Investments And Outcomes?

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?

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project technology

Project Technology For AEC Firms: 10 Reasons Why Now Is The Time to Take Advantage

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.

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knowledge management

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.

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Regulatory Risk

91% Of CEOs Are Concerned That They Are Not Prepared For Regulatory Risk

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.

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understanding blockchain technology

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.

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Project Complexity

Why Taming Project Complexity Is The Biggest Challenge For Professional Services Firms

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?

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Project governance in construction

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.

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Project Information Management

5 Reasons Why Your AEC Firm Needs Project Information Management

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.

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People and Projects

6 AEC Industry Experts Give Their Top Tips On Getting More From Your People And Projects

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.

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mobile working

How Mobile Working Can Benefit Your Construction Firm

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.

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design deliverables

The Fundamentals Of Managing Design Deliverables

Design deliverables are crucial to the successful running and completion of AEC projects. Here are the fundamentals of managing this type of project information.

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postmodern erp

Postmodern ERP: A Business Case Tutorial

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.

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why cloud based erp

Five Reasons Why Cloud Based ERP Should Be Your Firm's First Move In 2018

Why cloud based ERP? Here are five good reasons it should be your firm's top priority in 2018.

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modern erp

7 Signs It's Time For Your Firm To Deploy Modern ERP

Will your current ERP system support your firm's needs in 2018? Here are 7 clear signs it's time to deploy modern ERP.

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Project Control

Project Control And Accelerated Delivery - The Power Of A PIM Strategy For AEC Firms

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.

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what is pim

What Is PIM And Why Do You Need It?

Discover why a Project Information Management (PIM) strategy and system is so important for built environment businesses.

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managing multiple projects

Managing Multiple Projects? Here Are 6 Ways To Ensure You Master Email Management

Is your firm managing multiple projects? Here are 6 tips to gain control and reduce the risk of losing critical business and project information.

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future of architecture

Driving Success In The Architecture & Engineering Industry In 2017

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

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Pitfalls AEC businesses need to avoid

4 Ways AEC Businesses Are Putting Themselves at Risk

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

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Deltek Clarity Architecture and Engineering Trends Report

How To Improve Your Financial Prospects - Without A Struggle

Architecture and Engineering firms are working harder than ever just to stay still. Here’s how we think you can improve your financial position.

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technology in architecture

Technology: Your Best Weapon In The Battle For A&E Talent

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.

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Architecture and Engineering Report

How Your Data Can Help You To Dramatically Improve Your Success


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.


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How Consulting Engineers Can Take A Long-Term Approach To Growth

How Consulting Engineers Can Take A Long-Term Approach To Growth

As 2016 unfolds, demand for Consulting Engineering services will be on the increase. But is the reality of this as good as it sounds?

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Architecture Firms: Keep Focused And Stay On The Path To Prosperity In 2016

Architecture Firms: Keep Focused And Stay On The Path To Prosperity In 2016

As well as providing a growth in business opportunities, 2016 will undoubtedly come with its fair share of challenges for Architecture firms.

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architecure-industry-2016

2015 Architecture Trends And Their Impact In 2016

The start of the year has given the UK's architectural community plenty to smile about. But will it all be plain sailing for Architects in 2016?

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consulting-engineering-industry-2016

What We Can Learn From 2015 In The Consulting Engineering Industry

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.

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4 Things I Learnt About The Architecture Industry In 2015

4 Things I Learnt About The Architecture Industry In 2015

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.

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4 Things I Learnt About The Consulting Engineering Industry in 2015

4 Things I Learnt About The Consulting Engineering Industry In 2015

Blair Pringle identifies 4 things he has learned about the Consulting Engineering Industry in 2015

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UK Infrastructure

When Revenue Growth And Innovation Don't Align

Despite a buoyant Infrastructure industry, 64 percent of senior industry professionals believe innovation is being stifled as a direct result of low fees.

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State Of The Nation: The Reality Of Life In The Infrastructure Industry

State Of The Nation: The Reality Of Life In The Infrastructure Industry

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.

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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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Maintaining and Improving Profitable Growth in the Architecture Industry

Maintain And Improve Your Growth In The Architecture Industry

How should Architecture practices handle increasing costs as well as increasing opportunities within the industry?

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Six Tips for Grasping Profit in the Architecture Industry

Six Ways To Make More Profit In The Architecture 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.

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Four Ways of Facing the Skills Shortage in Architecture Head-On

4 Ways Of Responding To The Skills Shortage In Architecture

Learn how your practice can face the skills shortage in the Architecture Industry by following these four tips

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Consulting Engineering Firms Need An Aligned Business Culture

Do Engineering Firms Need An Aligned Business Culture?

Why do consulting engineering firms need to align their business units and how can they achieve it?

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Why Are Engineering Firms Moving Their Business Systems To The Cloud?

Here are some of the key reasons Architecture and Engineering firms are choosing cloud ERP over on-premise erp.

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mega trends in architecture

Mega Trends In The Architecture Industry 2015

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.

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Is Management Reporting Working In Your A&E Firm?

Is Management Reporting Working In Your A&E Firm?

Many A&E firms often find management reporting to be a much more difficult task than it ought to be.

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Why You Shouldn't Manage Resources On Spreadsheets

Why You Shouldn't Manage Resources On Spreadsheets

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

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What Lies Ahead For Engineering Firms In 2015

What Lies Ahead For Engineering Firms In 2015?

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

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3 Ways To Secure More Bids With Better Project Management

A&E firms - 3 Ways To Secure More Bids With Better Project Management

Discover why business management systems are key for leading A&E firms who produce winning bids.

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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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A Consulting Engineering Industry Paradox

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?

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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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invest in client success

For Architecture And Engineering Firms: Time To Invest In Client Satisfaction

63% of Architecture and Engineering firms plan to invest in technology to improve client satisfaction. Is it time for you to do the same?

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fee competition in architecture and engineering

Responding To Fee Competition In The Architecture And Engineering Industry

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?

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engineering and construction

Managing Risks In The Engineering And Construction Industry

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.

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Improving Operating Margin In A Consulting Engineering Firm

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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successfully implement change in the workplace

4 Tips For Successfully Implementing Change In The Workplace

Implementing change in your business is not easy. However, by focusing on people first, before processes and toolsets, you can achieve success for your firm and for your employees.

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Win New Business Using Deltek Vision

Deltek Vision enables Professional Service firms to identify new business opportunities and generate winning proposals more easily.

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