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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

Linkedin: /www.linkedin.com/company/silversoft-sa

 

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Webinar: Talent Management for Dummies – Series Introduction – Recording

Hear the Recording – Register below

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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Deltek Announces Silversoft Client Anjarwalla & Khanna as the Project Excellence Partner Award winner at Deltek Insight 2016

Washington, D.C. – November 14, 2016 – Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced the winners of its annual Project Excellence Awards program at Deltek Insight’s 2016 user conference in National Harbor, MD. These awards recognize and celebrate outstanding Deltek customer and partner achievements in improving business processes and performance, driving innovation, increasing profitability and winning new business with Deltek solutions.

The winners were selected from an extensive pool of nominations that applied for the awards in 2016:

 

  • The winner of the Project Excellence Partner Award is African legal services company Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) with Deltek Premier Partner for Africa, Silversoft. A&K is an award-winning Kenya-based corporate law firm – and the largest – in Eastern Africa. With over 90 lawyers and 250 staff, A&K is considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya. Silversoft worked with A&K to implement Deltek’s leading Legal Practice Management solution to transform its business and provide a technology platform for growth. Through the implementation of Deltek, A&K is improving firm-wide performance visibility, running more efficient processes and continuing to grow as a leading practice in Africa. Taken together, A&K has projected a revenue increase of 40% by year end when compared to last year, reduced its IT footprint by 25% and ensured that 100% of its firm is using Deltek for time collection.

 

  • The winner of the Business Impact Award is Orbital ATK, Missile Defense and Controls – thanks to the successful implementation of Deltek solutions. As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier.

 

  • The winner of the Innovation Award is CH2M – a global engineering and program management company that provides consulting, design, construction and operations services. CH2M is successfully leveraging Deltek’s PPM solutions to support its work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project (Tideway). CH2M uses Deltek to develop realistic project schedules, hold contractors accountable as the project progresses, and assess ongoing program schedule health. Once completed, the Tideway project will be one of Europe’s longest and deepest continuous tunnels, travelling 25km through central London to intercept untreated sewage discharges that spill into the tidal Thames and pollute the city’s iconic river. Tideway will create a cleaner, healthier River Thames and improve the quality of life for all Londoners.

 

  • The winner of the Implementation Award is Ruffalo Noel Levitz – a technology-enabled services, software, and consulting firm for higher education enrollment management and fundraising – located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Ruffalo Noel Levitz has standardized its 750-person firm on Deltek after the acquisition of RuffaloCODY and Noel Levitz in 2014. This implementation included moving off of Salesforce and rolling out Deltek’s project-based CRM capabilities. Deltek is now powering the company’s entire project lifecycle from prospect through delivery and is allowing RNL to create more accurate revenue projections, conduct utilization analysis, and more efficiently control costs.

 

  • The winner of the Intelligence Award is Boulay – 170 person CPA firm located in Eden Praire, Minnesota. Boulay is leveraging Deltek’s real-time dashboards to use actionable KPIs that would align the firm from the bottom up. Boulay uses Deltek to increase resource utilization by 5%, reduce DSOs by 7 days, and increase profitability by 5%.

 

“One of my favorite moments at Insight each year is standing in front of thousands of Insight attendees and recognizing several world-class customers and partners with the Project Excellence Awards,” said Mike Corkery, President and CEO of Deltek. “The awards celebrate the amazing achievements our customers have accomplished using Deltek solutions. This year we had an incredible pool of nominations including innovative and successful companies from a variety of industries around the globe. On behalf of everyone at Deltek, I take great pride in congratulating each winning company on their commitment to excellence and thank them for their continued partnership with us.”

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project-based businesses. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 22,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, recruit and develop talent, optimize resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more.® www.deltek.com.

 

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Client Success Story – Local Studio Architects

Growing Architecture Firm maximizes Productivity and Profits with Deltek Vision.

 

Local Studio Founder & Director Thomas Chapman was struggling to manage staff time and cash flow resources and was reliant on Excel spreadsheets for time capturingreports,  project planning and financial forecasts. As the firm grew, it became increasingly difficult to make informed financial decisions on projects.

Champan’s research into industry-specific Project Management offerings, including Time and Expense software, led him to Deltek, which he chose because of its track record in delivering powerful cloud-based, tailored solutions for Architecture firms.

Local presence and support was also key to Chapman, which led to the appointment of Silversoft South Africa, a Deltek Premier Partner as his chosen technology partner.

 

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ELE Engineering Case Study – People Planner

ELE Grows amidst a tough economic climate with Deltek People Planner

ELE Engineering, a Technology Consulting Company that provides advanced services to technology-intensive engineering organizations, is one example of Swedish innovation.

Christian Fisher, IT Manager for ELE Engineering, explained: “Our mission is to enhance customers’ competitiveness by providing the engineering skills they lack, in addition to delivering superior solutions in our key business areas”. “Above a certain break-even utilization percentage, we become profitable. Deltek’s resource management solution People Planner has helped us improve our utilization rate by 3%, helping us focus on increasing and maintaining profitability.”

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ERP – Adapt or Customize?

By Jerry Lee

To adapt or to customize your ERP? This decision requires prudence when implementing an ERP system.

Often, business problems are tackled with a customization rather than evaluating if the business process can be adjusted to work within the base system design of the ERP. Businesses also often start applying customizations without fully understand any implications that may have an impact in the long run. There are times where custom functionality is needed and customization is great to get “what you want”, but what’s the catch? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons:

PROs:

  • It resolves specific required functionality not native to the ERP system. Even so, there’s more than one way to skin a cat, why customization?
  • We are living in a customizable world, in the era of new technologies allowing users to customize and personalize their own applications. Been accustomed to this flexibility, it becomes difficult for people to adjust.
  • Protect competitive advantages that have made organizations successful. This is what makes the organization unique from its competitors. Because it is unique, no ERP software is able to provide as an out-of-the-box functionality.

 

CONS:

  • Upgrades becomes more complex, costly, and risky because a special upgrade path will be necessary.
  • Help desks typically does not support customizations, this is because they do not have the knowledge of the customization.
  • Potential interference or incompatibility with future implemented modules if the customization is poorly designed.
  • Outdated (or zero) documentation is very common for customizations often due to delivery pressures.
  • Having to do your own testing extensively for every affected module in the ERP system, because you are the only one with this unique requirement.
  • The risk of customizing for the wrong reason. For every customization that has been identified, we need to ask if the customization is really necessary. It can be a possibility that the customization is required because the people does not want to adopt new business processes and software functionality. This could suggest that the organization should invest in change management to help people adapt to new ways of doing things rather than investing in customizations.

 

Customizations can be inevitable in organizations, the key is to understand the implications and find the right balance. And most importantly keep it simple because “Simplicity is a competitive advantage”!

 

Take Away: Applying Industry Best Practise

As feasibility allows, make efforts to implement the customization outside the ERP system. The customization can be either an interactive interface or a batch process as a standalone. This approach can be to your advantage over customizing your ERP in the long term. Having a standalone may mean not having a seamless interface but you need to consider the key advantages for adapting to your ERP:

 

  • Easier upgrade path allowing you to take advantage of the standard software upgrade releases with minimal upgrade effort.
  • Less time and costly to upgrade by eliminating custom functionality troubleshooting and debugging efforts.
  • Access to support documentation and knowledge-base because you are not the only one with the knowledge of the system’s functionality, information will be widely available.

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Free Webinar: Strategy to Success – How the Best Use Benchmarking to Go from Good to Great

Strategic bench-marking is crucial to a consulting firm’s overall success. Savvy firm leaders, equipped with the right tools and resources can drive results across the entire organization.

To hear more about how top firms use bench-marking to move the needle, join this exclusive event, hosted by Consulting Editor-in-Chief Joe Kornik. This webinar will feature insights from two savvy consulting executives and ALM Intelligence as they address the following topics:

  • How are the best firms using benchmarking to drive change?
  • What are the real metrics that matter?
  • What role should benchmarking have in your organization?
  • Are you using benchmarking to drive success in your firm?
  • What steps should you take right now to move from strategy to success?

 

Speakers Include:

  • Joe Kornik, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Consulting Magazine
  • Tom Rodenhauser, General Manager, ALM Intelligence & Managing Director, Advisory Services
  • Megan Miller, Senior Product Marketing Specialist, Deltek, Inc.

 

Strategy to Success – How the Best Use Benchmarking to Go from Good to Great

Date: Thursday, 22nd of September – 2016

Time: 7:00 PM South Africa Time (1PM Eastern Time)

Duration: 1 hour

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Benchmarking Talent Management at Your A&E Firm with Deltek Clarity

Benchmarking Talent Management at Your A&E Firm with Deltek Clarity

New to the survey this year!  As part of this year’s Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study webinar series, join us to take a deep dive into the talent management metrics that matter most to your firm. Discover how your firm’s talent management strategy compares to the industry and where there is room for improvement. This complimentary webinar will focus on key areas including:

  • Market outlook and the “war for talent”
  • Top talent management challenges and initiatives
  • KPIs around talent acquisition and retention
  • And much more

All registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the 37th Annual Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study covering the latest industry performance data. The report provides you with succinct analysis of dozens of A&E-specific KPIs to identify where your firm is doing well and where it can improve.

 

Speakers:

Michelle Cipollone, Product Marketing, Deltek.

 

 

 

 

Title: Benchmarking Talent Management at Your A&E Firm with Deltek Clarity

Date: Tuesday, August 23rd2016

Time: 7:00 PM South Africa Time

Duration: 1 hour

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