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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.
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.
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:
Our recent webinar brought together agency leaders to understand their perspectives on a challenging year for the industry. Get the key insights here.
Scott Carver pursued an ambitious, people-led digital transformation. Here are four lessons other architects can take from its approach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bernie Hall, a former IT Project Manager in the AEC sector, shares her 3 tips for a successful software implementation plan.
[Video] Hear From The Experts: What Impact Will Digital And Emerging Tech Have On Business Models In The Professional Services Industry?
Attendees at the Digital Leaders Forum discussed our recent research findings and share how they believe digital and emerging tech is impacting business models in the professional services industry.
As we prepare to welcome the New Year, we've compiled a list of the most read IT and Management Consulting blogs on our site in 2018.
As we prepare to welcome the New Year, we've compiled a list of the most read Construction, Engineering, and Architecture blogs for 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
Design deliverables are crucial to the successful running and completion of AEC projects. Here are the fundamentals of managing this type of project information.
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 blog we discuss the key types of information that require a Project Information Management strategy for businesses in the AEC industry.
How should the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries deal with Project Information Management? Learn more in this blog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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