4 Ways your Agency can Avoid Revenue Drain with Agency Management Software

Are there unseen forces at work in your agency, undermining the good work put in by your team? Are these unseen forces leaving you in the dark about project status and leading you astray over costs? If so you are not alone.

Deltek research revealed that, on average, 7% of potential revenue is lost because agencies don’t have the insight they need into what people are working on and for how long; if time or money is being wasted; and if freelancers are being employed unnecessarily to pick up the imagined slack. So, what can be done to get your agency out of the dark and towards a more enlightened way of working?

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Free eGuide | Top 10 Talent Acquisition KPIs

From Recruiter to Strategic Powerhouse

In order to stay competitive, firms need to start treating talent acquisition as a strategic function. People are a tremendous differentiator for project-centric businesses and knowing what to track, when to track it, and how to interpret the trends, will allow HR to become the strategic cornerstone needed in today’s market.

These top ten acquisition KPIs will deliver sophisticated insights to help you build an effective forward-facing acquisition strategy.

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eGuide: 10 Ways to Increase Agency Efficiency and Profitability

Profitability is the oil in your agency’s engine. Without it your agency could get by for a little while, but eventually it would lose momentum and stall.
It’s crucial to make sure your agency is working efficiently and properly nurturing the bottom line. Ensuring agency profitability isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Take these 10 actions and turn your agency into a well-oiled profitability machine.

 

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Free eBook: Talent Management for Dummies

Win the War for Talent 

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.

This ebook offers guidance on managing talent throughout the employee lifecycle that will put your organization ahead of the competition.

Highlights of the book include:

  • Understand the concepts of an effective “people” strategy
  • Learn how you can use technology to acquire, develop, and retain top employees
  • Accelerate the human performance of your organization to the next level.

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Project Information Management for Dummies

Take control of your project information

Discover how you can take control of project information to increase efficiency, simplify collaboration, and mitigate risk while gaining a complete view of project and overall business profitability.

What’s inside?

In your copy of Project Information Management for Dummies you will learn more about:

  • What it takes to manage the daily deluge of project emails
  • The benefits of setting up a document management process for your project information
  • How to manage and control the review, filing and distribution of your design deliverables and contract documentation
  • The benefits of PIM technology and mobile working

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How To Make Time Recording Easier With Project ERP

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. From the employee’s point of view, they are a tedious process that distracts them from the job they love. With your business’s profitability at stake, you’ll want to do whatever you can to encourage accurate time recording at your firm. But what steps can you take to get your employees on board?

1. Communicate the facts about lost time

2. Provide your staff with the tools they need

3. Consider mobile compatibility

4. Encourage cultural change with project-based ERP

 

You may have already tried these tips for improving your time recording processes and still feel you are losing the battle when it comes to timesheets completion at your firm. If so, you may need to consider taking things a step further at your firm by igniting cultural change. An ERP system with built in project functionality could help shape behaviour and win your staff around to taking time recording more seriously.

Giving your employees access to a single dashboard that relates project based information with operational data will install a greater sense of accountability. Employees that are able to see firsthand how omitting just an hour of time can affect the profitability of their project – and in turn the prosperity of the company – will be more incentivised to act. This could be the catalyst you need to really ease timesheet pains at your firm.

Want to know more about how project based ERP can help your professional services practice? Download our free ‘Project ERP for Dummies’ guide below.

 

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Top 5 Reasons Your Firm Needs eMail & Document Information Management

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

It’s a competitive world out there and whether you’re a lawyer, architect, engineer or contractor, the need to organize your emails and documents is critical. Organized information saves you time, and saving time saves money.

 

1. Are your emails overflowing?

People spend nearly 2-3 hours a day on email-related activities, consuming 20-30% of their business day. Firms with document information management systems spend minutes, not hours, with email.

2. Can you find your firms critical documents?

6 in 10 firms rely on network folders to manage projects, but face inconsistent file structures, accidental deletion, drag-and-drop displacement hindering productivity and negatively impacting utilization. Firms can proactively manage documents through the entire legal lifecycle instead of waiting until the matter is complete to start organizing files.

 3. How quickly can you find critical documents?

Firms can spend hours, if not days, tracking down critical project information, wasting valuable resources and critical project time. With project information management, firms can find drawings or documents completed yesterday, last week or last year in a matter of minutes.

 

4. Do your teams struggle to share & manage files internally & externally?

Only 9% of firms have a single enterprise-wide collaboration system. Yet, 75% believe sharing documents is the most important way to improve collaboration. 

 

 5. Is your firm’s information a liability or an asset?

The average cost of a single misplaced file is more than R1000. Think of that times the number of files in just a single project. An effective document management strategy could reduce cost by 30% and lower risk by 23%.

 

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Project Information Management eBook

4 Types of Project Information you should use PIM Software to Manage

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As a project-centric business there are probably times when you wish that you had better control over the information flowing in and out of your business and projects.

With a multitude of emails, contracts, drawings and other design deliverables and documentation being created as part of each and every project you work on, ensuring that it’s all managed correctly is key to successful delivery.

That’s where Project Information Management (PIM) comes in. The 4 types of project information you should manage as part of your PIM strategy are:

  • Emails
  • Documentation
  • Design Deliverables
  • Contracts

Take control of your project information!

Did you know that implementing a Project Information Management strategy and system can increase efficiency, reduce risk and increase the success of your projects?

Download your copy of Project Information Management eBook for Dummies to:

  • Discover how to manage your project information more effectively
  • Learn how creating a single version of the truth will reduce risk and make your project information easier to file, access, review, distribute and control

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Deltek for Professional Services: Resource Manager

Deltek for Professional Services: Resource Manager

WHAT IF…You had access to the right information, at the right time, to always assign the right people to the right engagements?

Deltek for Professional Services helps you:

 

  • See incoming opportunities so you have visibility into resourcing needs both now and in the future
  • Identify what resources are being over-utilized and what resources are being underutilized to help you balance the workload
  • Determine the financial impact of staffing in house, recruiting or using subcontractors

 

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Project Risk Management for Dummies eBook

Project Risk Management for Dummies eBook

Risks are an everyday part of the life of a project. But with countless factors threatening both a project’s schedule and budget, how in the world are project managers and sponsors supposed sleep at night? The answer is effective Project Risk Management.

Whether you consider yourself a seasoned project professional or are just getting started, download this eBook for everything you need to know about proactively managing project risk.

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