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More Effective Succession Planning

Succession planning has historically been a simple process reserved for small businesses focused on preparing children to take over the family business when it is time to retire. As businesses grew, the need to ensure a ‘quiet transfer of power’ became critical and a more defined succession planning ensued, but remained little more than a codified listing of the people being groomed for a particular position within an organization.

Astute executives and HR professionals realize that succession planning must also encompass mission critical positions with direct revenue or profit impact within an organization. They also realize the succession planning process should be an open process relying more on business need than on visibility to a select group of executives.

Download this Whitepaper below to find out the best ways for a more Effective Succession Planning.

 

5 Steps to Turn Your Firm’s Strategy into Reality

Whether you’ve just completed your annual planning, updated your business strategy, or are still finalizing your plan for the year, you’re likely facing the same next step – making that plan a reality.

Join Deltek for a free webinar to see five steps to make your business strategy come to life. See how you can use benchmarking and action plans to move the metrics and achieve your business goals this year. With the right tools and resources, you can set your goals, track your progress and share in successes as a team.

Highlights include:

  • How to set measureable and attainable goals
  • Ways to track progress towards firm goals
  • Tips for getting your team motivated to achieve these goals

Can’t attend a webinar? Register anyway and you will get the recording and PowerPoint sent to you by email shortly after the presentation.

Overview:

Title: 5 Steps to Turn Your Firm’s Strategy into Reality

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (8PM South Africa)

Duration: 1 hour

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PSMJ & Deltek Webinar: The State of the Architecture & Engineering Industry

PSMJ & Deltek Present: The State of the Architecture and Engineering Industry

Join PSMJ’s Dave Burstein for his data-rich annual address featuring a first-hand look at some of PSMJ’s latest data and thoughts on A/E/C market conditions. Dave digs deep to explain exactly why key client markets are behaving the way they are and what you can do to properly position your firm for the changes ahead.

This presentation will include rich analysis of a variety of factors impacting the future performance of project based businesses with some of the most comprehensive research that has ever been conducted in the industry!

Highlights include:

  • Important trends in the economy
  • Where the A/E/C industry stands today
  • PSMJ’s outlook on the A/E/C industry in 2017 and beyond
  • Which markets to keep an eye on
  • What your firm should do to position itself for success

Overview:

Title: PSMJ & Deltek Present: The State of the A&E Industry

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (8PM South Africa)

Duration: 1 hour

 

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Shaken by the Roots: Why Professional Service Firms Must Evolve

The professional services industry has a long and illustrious history. The roots of today’s legal profession lie in ancient Athens, where “orators” would write speeches for the accused to read out at their trials.1 The accounting profession goes back even further: scribes in the warehouses of ancient Sumer developed cuneiform, the world’s first written language, in order to manage their stock.

Professional services firms, whose business was driven by intellect, education, experience and relationships, were left relatively untouched. That is no longer the case. In recent times the professional services sector has found itself at the nexus of a number of era-defining forces that have shaken the foundations of its long-established business model.

This report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Deltek, examines the forces that are reshaping the sector and assesses their current and future impact. It also identifies, with reference to realworld examples, how professional services firms must adapt in response to these trends.

The key findings are as follows:

  • Global forces, driven in large part by technology, are reshaping the market dynamics in the professional services sector
  • One response to these forces is to build a global scale.
  • Professional services firms are also expanding their areas of specialisation
  • Effective use of technology is helping firms to compete on a global level.
  • To weather the current upheaval, firms must be absolutely clear what value they offer clients.

Download this Report below:

Case Study: Element Consulting Engineers

Efficient resource management provides brighter outlook on probability of income and billing.

 

Element Consulting Engineers is a Multi-Disciplinary Consulting Engineering company that has been operating for 27 years with over 140 employees across South Africa.

The Company faced challenges such as separate and manual systems for time entry and billing and no visibility into project and management information.

Download Element Consulting Engineers Case Study to learn how Deltek Vision helped them improve overall efficiency and profits.

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Resource Planning Webinar

For project-based businesses, nothing is more important than your resources. But, often times firms use multiple, fragmented systems that leads to frustrated staff, overbooked or underutilized staff, and time-consuming data management. This all results in projects that are late and over budget.

Deltek Vision Resource Planning and iAccess are the first fully-integrated project management solutions that automate scheduling, budgeting, forecasting and resource management into a single, easy-to-use system. Project managers will have real-time visibility into projects and can work together across projects, departments and offices to best leverage resources and meet client deadlines.

Join us for a demonstration of how Vision Resource Planning, combined with the power of iAccess, can help your project managers quickly and more effectively manage their projects. Easily identify potential areas of risk or opportunities to exceed deadlines or budgets to improve profitability and overall client satisfaction.

Webinar Information:

Title: Deltek Vision Resource Planning Demo

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Time: 9 PM South Africa

Duration: 1 hour

(Webinar recording can be requested)

 

Register for this Free demo here:

Deltek Maconomy Time & Expense

Time & Expense registration for project control and profitability in your PS firm.

Introducing the Time – on Time concept

Getting employees to submit accurate time entries remains a challenge. There are probably as many reasons for delayed timesheets as there are employees supposed to submit timesheets. One reason for low quality time capture is the fact that many employees tend to submit their time at the last moment. At that point, time will certainly be entered swiftly – but not necessarily very accurately.

Deltek Maconomy’s Time – on Time concept is about capturing time immediately after the service has been delivered – not at the end of the week when only the broad picture remains. The result: when the time entered is accurate, more time becomes invoiceable because employees have a tendency to register more time on internal jobs when they are uncertain–or cannot remember–how many hours they spent working on a particular job on a particular day. Also, the Finance department can eliminate time spent on correcting registration errors and sending credit notes to the customer.

Learn the benefits that Deltek Time & Expense can bring to your company. Download the product sheet below:

Decentralized Business Control: Grant Thornton Case Study

Grant Thornton Sweden developed and decentralized their business control with Deltek’s enterprise solution Maconomy.

Due to rapid growth in recent years combined with an internal change and development process, Grant Thornton Sweden decided to look at how their existing business solution could support their processes and provide a better basis for decision-making at all levels in the company.

Together with existing ERP vendor, Deltek, Grant Thornton Sweden decided to customize their business system to an advanced finance management model and at the same time decentralize the use of the system. This way, Partners and Managers across the organization could get a better overview of and insight into business critical information.

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PSMJ & Deltek Webinar: The State of the Architecture & Engineering Industry

PSMJ & Deltek Present: The State of the Architecture and Engineering Industry

Join PSMJ’s Dave Burstein for his data-rich annual address featuring a first-hand look at some of PSMJ’s latest data and thoughts on A/E/C market conditions. Dave digs deep to explain exactly why key client markets are behaving the way they are and what you can do to properly position your firm for the changes ahead.

This presentation will include rich analysis of a variety of factors impacting the future performance of project based businesses with some of the most comprehensive research that has ever been conducted in the industry!

Highlights include:

  • Important trends in the economy
  • Where the A/E/C industry stands today
  • PSMJ’s outlook on the A/E/C industry in 2017 and beyond
  • Which markets to keep an eye on
  • What your firm should do to position itself for success

Overview:

Title: PSMJ & Deltek Present: The State of the A&E Industry

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (8PM South Africa)

Duration: 1 hour

 

Register for this Free Webinar below:

Groth Engineering – Client Success Story

 

Challenge: Looking for off-site hosting options. Limited in-house IT resources and couldn’t always get updates applied when needed.

Solution: Deltek Vision in the Cloud to free up IT resources and ensure the proper level of security.

“Vision in the Cloud is like an insurance policy for us. It gives us great peace of mind.” – Gail Macejkovic, Groth Design Group

Industry: Engineering

Size: 30

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