Webinar: Why projects fail? Through the looking Glass of Tech and Transparency

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You may not want to admit it—but every so often a project fails. That is, it doesn’t quite hit the profitability mark. And maybe it’s more often than you’d like to admit. Research suggests as many as one-third of projects don’t meet the firm’s own profitability metrics. And even more alarming, nearly two-thirds of firms lack the transparency to effectively measure profitability benchmarks. How is that even possible?

Even though technology continues to help streamline almost all aspects of consulting firm management, it doesn’t always make it all the way to the bottom line of project success and failure. Too often, firm leaders are left in the dark as to why a specific project didn’t deliver. Was it mismanaged? Were the margins wrong from the get-go? Were the wrong people doing the wrong work? Or maybe the project wasn’t worth doing in the first place? Knowing the answers to these questions after an engagement—or better yet, before—is essential to a firm’s success.

To explore this topic, plan now to join us online May 9 and uncover answers to such critical questions as:

  • Why do so many consulting projects fail to hit the mark?
  • What role should technology play in your organization?
  • What tools and tactics should you have in place at your firm?
  • How can you determine a successful project before it begins?
  • What steps should your firm be taking right now for success?

PLUS—get answers to your own questions by industry experts during the live Q&A session immediately following the presentation.

Hosted by Consulting Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Joe Kornik, this webinar promises a 360-degree view of the topic from industry experts and leading consultancies.

This event is offered free of charge to consulting professionals courtesy of our sponsor, Deltek.

5 Ways for Consulting Firms to Use Technology

5 Ways for Consulting Firms to Use Technology to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Any winning strategy needs a solid foundation, and for talent management, the foundation you’ll build upon is technology. It will automate processes, create a better experience for your users, and improve the bottom line.

But you don’t just want any technology. If chosen wisely and implemented successfully, the right technology can be a game changer.

Download here the 5 ways consulting firms can leverage technology to attract and retain top talent.

Engineering & Architecture Webcast series – Resource Planning, Performance & Asset Management, CRM and More

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Register to receive a pre-recorded series of Deltek’s Webcasts where you will learn how Resource Planning, Asset Management, Performance Management and CRM can add value to your Business.

Vision Resource Planning Demo

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.

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. Register below

Deltek Vision Performance Management Demo

Most firms strive to set strategic direction, monitor performance, make adjustments, make effective decisions, provide a feedback loop and measure the results. But, how do you do it effectively? How can you take your strategic plans and monitor your progress so you can quickly and effectively make the necessary adjustments for your business to thrive instead of just survive?

This demonstration shows how Deltek and Vision Performance Management (VPM) give you the right tools and data to make the right decisions for your business. With VPM, you can proactively improve performance and mitigate risks across the entire organization. Register below.

Deltek Vision Asset Management Demo

Do you manage your fixed assets with the same precision as you manage your projects and people? Do you know where your assets are and what they are currently worth? And, are your assets performing as needed for your firm?

Join us for an upcoming demo to explore the seamless integration between Asset Management and the Vision Purchasing and Accounting functions in Vision. The result is simpler, easier and more accurate management of your assets. Register Below.

Deltek Vision CRM Demo

Designed specifically for project-focused businesses, Deltek Vision Customer Relationship Management (CRM) makes it possible for everyone in your organization to work together to meet your clients’ needs. By automating client and opportunity management, you can gain a competitive edge, win more business and increase client satisfaction.

Join our experts to learn more about how Deltek Vision CRM can improve your marketing and business development so you can win more. Register Below.

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Top 5 Reasons Your Firm Needs Project Information Management

Project Information Management. Access critical firm-wide and project information in one central location

Project Information Management provides project management and collaboration tools designed to help employees access critical project information so they can keep teams connected throughout the entire project lifecycle. And, it goes beyond the project. Project Information Management helps firms organize hundreds of files across all aspects of their business in one central location, giving companies the organization, visibility and intelligence to run their businesses smarter.

Learn how Project Information Management can save time and money. Download the Brief below

Consulting Firm Metrics that Really matter in 2017

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WATCH ON DEMAND: What if…you could find out from industry experts and peers which metrics REALLY matter for consulting firms in 2017?

Join us for a candid conversation with consulting industry experts, Tom Rodenhauser, General Manager, ALM Intelligence, Dave Hofferberth, Managing Director Service Performance Insights, and Amy Champigny, Director, Finance, Carpedia International, Ltd., will share their insights, analysis, and first-hand experience with KPIs that truly drive growth and profitability.

On this webinar you will hear:

  • How engagements could be more profitable?
  • How finance can decrease administrative costs?
  • Why business development could generate more proposals with the same headcount?
  • How Engagement Managers could decrease project overruns
  • And what if the technology running my business just worked? And was easy to use?
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Webinar: Talent Management for Dummies – Finding Qualified Talent Fast

Join us on Thursday, May 4th – 2017. Register below.

Join us for the second of a five-part series, based on the informational book, Talent Management for Dummies.

Are you struggling to find quality candidates and fill positions fast? You’re not alone! These are the two biggest challenges facing organizations today.

Most organizations find it hard to attract good talent. However, a carefully planned talent management strategy lets you know your resource needs ahead of time, be competitive, hire the best talent faster than the competition, and stop wasting time interviewing unqualified candidates.

During this second webinar in the series, Finding Qualified Talent Fast, Silversoft expert Kathryn Gordon will focus on how to effectively streamline your process to find, attract, qualify, hire and onboard qualified talent for your organization.

Attendees will learn:

-The importance of forecasting your workforce needs to know when you need talent
-How to get qualified candidates to hiring managers fast
-What hiring milestones to track to be most successful
-Why the onboarding process is as critical as the hiring process

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Silversoft South Africa has been named as Deltek Platinum Partner

Silversoft South Africa has been named as Deltek Platinum Partner

Silversoft, the leading provider of Enterprise Software to People and Project Centric firms in South Africa today announced that it has been named a Deltek Platinum Partner, the highest tier of full service partners to Deltek globally.

Silversoft has provided Deltek solutions for Professional Services firms in South Africa, the Middle East, Central America and Asia for more than 10 years.  This partnership has delivered several highly successful implementations in their respective vertical markets namely Audit & Tax, Legal, Architecture & Engineering, Consulting, Project Management and quite recently, Talent Management.

Deltek’s solutions are tailored to the project lifecycle, offering robust cloud solutions to manage the entire workflow of project-based firms.  They continue to invest in leading edge technology that provide our clients with visibility into their business so they can make good decisions based on meaningful data.” Says Jacques du Buisson, Silversoft Managing Director.   “Deltek’s focus on the Professional Services market and excellence in delivering innovative solutions aligns with our core values and allows us to deliver technology to our clients that improves profitability and shows real return on investment.” He continues.

Deltek, headquartered near Washington, D.C. metro,  boasts more than 22,000 customers across several project and people- based industries and invests significantly in ensuring it is the market leader for enterprise software and information solutions including project-based ERP, CRM and Talent Management solutions..  “We are pleased to distinguish Silversoft as a Deltek Platinum Partner for 2017, and to continue to invest in our mutual clients in the region.  Silversoft demonstrates excellence across the board, from marketing to support, and assists Deltek to leverage its global technology offering on a local level, providing leading edge solutions in an exciting emerging market,”  said Ray Lazarine, Senior Marketing Director at Deltek.

Silversoft is headquartered in Johannesburg South Africa and is proud BBBEE Level 1 Contributor.

 

Contact us:

Email: info@silversoft.co.za

Telephone: +27 11 656 5298 / + 27 21 763 6860

Twitter: @SilversoftSA

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Project Information Management

Project Information Management. Access critical firm-wide and project information in one central location

Project Information Management provides project management and collaboration tools designed to help employees access critical project information so they can keep teams connected throughout the entire project lifecycle. And, it goes beyond the project. Project Information Management helps firms organize hundreds of files across all aspects of their business in one central location, giving companies the organization, visibility and intelligence to run their businesses smarter.

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Webinar: Talent Management for Dummies – Series Introduction – Recording

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Join us for the first of a five-part series, based on the informational book, Talent Management for Dummies, Deltek Special Edition.

For years, there has been talk of a “war for talent.”

It’s a battle that continues to gain increased attention – especially since the recent recession created a significantly reduced workforce who was asked to do more with less. The result? Increasingly, an organization’s people and its support for them became a company’s most valuable attribute, providing opportunities for differentiation and a competitive edge.

In this webinar, Silversoft Expert, Kathryn Gordon, will highlight how the war for talent has affected today’s conditions. With so many open positions after the recession, companies are struggling to stand out from their competitors in order to not only attract the top talent but keep it.

Highlights include:

  • Understanding the challenges of a multi-generational workforce
  • The importance of aligning your talent management strategy with your business strategy
  • Why companies who are winning the war for talent are embracing technology to help them be competitive

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Enhancing Onboarding for Shorter Time to Productivity

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Onboarding is a part of HR that is often underrated despite its potential to impact new hire productivity and retention. Companies tend to think of onboarding as a series of new hire paperwork to cover compliance requirements, while overlooking the more in-depth components of setting goals and milestones in an established training program. By having more comprehensive onboarding, new hires gain full proficiency in their positions 34% faster than those in shorter programs.

What does this mean for you? In project-based industries where your people are your business, getting new talent onboarded quickly means expanding your capability to take on new contracts, and having the right talent in place to fulfill your current contracts on time and on budget.

Download the Enhancing Onboarding for Shorter Time to Productivity Webinar to learn the effect onboarding has on new hire productivity particularly in project-based industries, while providing tips and best practices for building out a more thorough onboarding program.

Highlights of the Webinar include:

  • Onboarding statistics relating to new hire productivity
  • The three components of formal onboarding
  • Building your onboarding program for shorter time to productivity

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