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Deltek acquires Union Square

On July 20, 2016, Deltek announced that it has acquired Union Square, a provider of world-class project information and collaboration software built for the unique needs of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) practices around the world. Union Square improves the quality and accuracy of information and enhances project team collaboration by delivering a single solution for managing vital project information such as contacts, emails, drawings and documents.

Deltek, the global ERP market leader in the Architecture and Engineering industry, works with over 12,000 AEC firms around the world. Deltek powers the complete project lifecycle for AEC firms of all sizes through cutting-edge business development, project and resource management and financial management solutions. By acquiring Union Square, we will not only be the system of record for all activities and transactions around winning and managing projects, but will now also be the center for all information generated throughout the project management process.  Deltek will empower AEC firms to unify project transactions and information, enabling them to manage projects faster and more profitably than ever before.

Helping you manage and collaborate on your critical project information

Like Deltek, Union Square understands the needs of AEC firms around the globe. Together, we will enable AEC firms to store, organize and leverage a complete set of information around each project – ensuring that project teams can collaborate effectively as they successfully manage projects for clients.  Union Square’s features include:

  • Document Management
    • Robust workflows that drive consistency and effective QA processes, by enforcing a single methodology for how your practice manages information
    • Easy access to information and the ability to save, find, access and share information across the firm
    • Prevention of documentation duplication – ensuring everyone always accesses the latest document
  • Email Management
    • Ability to save emails from Outlook in just two clicks
    • Ability to save just one copy of an email and avoid duplication of email storage
    • Ability to save all project correspondence and attachments centrally and permanently
  • Drawing Management
    • Enhanced consistency across projects by creating drawings from a schemes library to meet CAD standards
    • Improved drawing production by providing a single ‘work to’ list per project, including the option to assign ownership and completion deadlines
    • Ability to search across project portfolios and clone drawing numbers from template projects to speed up the production of new drawings
  • Revit Integration
    • Quicker creation-to-issue processes, driving consistency across design documentation and delivering quality output in line with firm’s practice standards
    • Synchronized model sheet information with live drawing register and monitor approval/issue status at the click of a button
  • Contract Management
    • A central system to create, monitor and complete key communications, such as Requests for Information (RFIs) and Technical Queries (TQs) – ensuring mission-critical information is just a click away
    • Standardized contract management documentation to ensure brand consistency, using templates to create forms and workflows
    • Better support for project management responsibilities by controlling contract forms, such as Change Requests, Supervising Officer Instructions (SOIs), Interim and Final Valuation Certificates and Practical Completion Certificates

While Deltek will be offering Union Square as a standalone platform, we will also be integrating Union Square into key parts of our existing ERP solutions. To see Union Square’s solutions in action, please pre-register for a webinar on this topic here. We will also be talking much more about Deltek and Union Square at our Insight 2016 User Conference in November, attended by thousands of AEC professionals each year.

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Silversoft & Deltek Talent Management Roadshow

Silversoft successfully hosted a Talent Management breakfast in each of South Africa’s 3 main cities namely, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town as part of its Talent Management Roadshow for March 2016.

Our Talent Management experts discussed Best Practices for Human Capital Management & the Top HR trends in Talent Management over the next 3 – 5 years and shared how HR can leverage technology to Retain and Develop talent with the Deltek talent management suite.

See the pictures of the event here

If you would like to receive the upcoming on-demand Talent Management for dummies book, an initiative by Deltek, please register below (subject to stock availability).

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Deltek and Silversoft expand partnership to include new talent management solution

Silversoft now primary reseller and Tier 1 support provider of Deltek’s Talent Management suite in South Africa.

Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, recently announced a new talent management partnership with Silversoft – a trusted Deltek ERP partner for 10 years and Premier Partner in 2013 and 2014. Through the expanded partnership, Silversoft will now be the primary reseller of Deltek’s Talent Management suite in South Africa. Deltek’s Talent Management suite is powered by HRsmart, a unified SaaS solution Deltek acquired in February of 2015. In addition to reselling the solution, Silversoft will also become the Tier 1 support provider for South African Talent Management clients.

With Deltek Talent Management, Silversoft broadens its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions offering and is now a significant player in the Talent Management market in South Africa, delivering a cloud-based, unified talent management platform for recruiting, onboarding, training, compensating and developing employees – key processes that are critical to the success of all project and people-driven organisations.

“The Deltek Talent Management offering is the ideal complement to our portfolio of products, offering our clients a platform to manage their most important resources, their people. We are looking forward to leveraging our partnership with Deltek to provide this innovative solution to the South African market and continue to work with existing HRsmart clients to help their business reach their potential,” said Jacques du Buisson, Silversoft Managing Director.

“Silversoft has a long track record of successfully delivering enterprise software solutions for people and project-centric firms and has deep knowledge of Deltek products. As a result, we know we have a trusted partner in Silversoft to take the lead on our Talent Management focus in South Africa,” said Claus Thorsgaard, EVP and General Managers of Enterprise, International and Channel Partner Sales at Deltek.

Silversoft

Silversoft, headquartered in Johannesburg South Africa, is a multinational enterprise software provider focused on delivering solutions to people and project-centric firms. It has partnered with Deltek for more than ten years in offering best-in-class enterprise software tailored for professional services firms in African and surrounds. Its cloud, on premises and mobile solutions deliver real-time information that helps its clients optimise their resources, manage costs and drive profitability behaviour. Silversoft’s Deltek ERP solutions provide a fully integrated set of financial ledgers, people, project and client management functionality – which supports the entire service delivery life cycle from client acquisition to visualising key performance indicators. Silversoft’s highly skilled consultants and tailored offering have seen some of the largest professional services firms in the world invest in its solutions. It is also a proud Level 1 BBBEE Contributor. www.silversoft.co.za

Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project- and people-based businesses. For decades, it has delivered actionable insight that empowers its customers to unlock their business potential. Twenty thousand organisations 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, optimise resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more. www.deltek.com

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Leading Kenyan Law Firm Anjarwalla & Khanna Selects Deltek Maconomy

Leading African law firm chooses Deltek Maconomy for its pan-African practice to improve matter management, staff utilisation and client interaction.

 

Nairobi, Kenya – 26 August, 2015 – Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, today announced that Kenyan law firm Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) has chosen Deltek Maconomy to improve matter management, staff utilisation and client interaction. A&K will use Deltek to consolidate its organisation under a single, integrated Practice Management Enterprise Resource Platform (ERP) to help streamline its services.

Anjarwalla & Khanna is the largest corporate law firm in Eastern Africa and is generally considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya. A&K and its affiliated businesses have offices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Dubai and Dar es Salaam. It offers a broad range of legal services in key commercial centres and is known for its ability to handle complex corporate transactions. A&K also founded and is a member of ALN, a leading alliance of top-tier independent law firms across Africa.

Given A&K’s rapid growth and its work across countries and practices, the firm recognized the need to consolidate business operations onto a single ERP platform, allowing for system unification, data transparency, enhanced matter management and conversion of manual processes like billing to digital, with the goal of ultimately increasing efficiency.

“We were looking for a solution that would give us a competitive edge, improve efficiency in our business processes and also differentiate us from the way we deliver services. As we evaluated our options, it became clear that Deltek’s solution offered the leading end-to-end practice management solution, including advanced reporting, mobility and modern technology plus multi-dimensional accounts that cater to our multiple offices, partners and practice areas,” said Shital Shah, Chief Operating Officer at A&K. “We also were pleased with the option to leverage Deltek’s local partner, Silversoft, for implementation and support. We look forward to working with both companies and joining the global list of successful professional firms that rely on Deltek to power their businesses.”

“As today’s professional services firms such as A&K continue to experience global growth, we see an increased demand for an integrated ERP solution that creates unified processes across clients, matters, partners and regions. A&K shared that vision, and we are thrilled that it selected Deltek to manage its global practice to power its growth,” said Claus Thorsgaard, EVP & General Manager of Enterprise, International & Channel Sales at Deltek. “We look forward to partnering with Silversoft and A&K as it begins its implementation process and goes live on Deltek Maconomy in the coming months.”

About Anjarwalla & Khanna

Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) is the largest corporate law firm in Eastern Africa, with close to 80 lawyers, and is generally considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya, focusing on corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, employment law and employee benefits, immigration, property development, tax, capital markets, private equity, infrastructure and construction, project finance, public procurement, competition law, banking and regulatory advisory work, intellectual property and dispute resolution. A&K is the founding member of ALN, a pan-African alliance of independent top-tier law firms in Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa (associated office), Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Through ALN, A&K is singularly placed to provide local, regional and cross-border legal services. ALN’s member firms offer unparalleled depth and breadth of legal advice in key African investment destinations.

A&K was short-listed for African Law Firm of the Year 2014 by the prestigious African Legal Awards, having won this distinction in 2013. It is ranked first in Kenya by various global legal directories, including Chambers Global, IFLR, and Legal 500.

About Silversoft

Silversoft, headquartered in Johannesburg South Africa, is a multinational enterprise software provider focused on delivering solutions to people and project-centric firms. It has partnered with Deltek for more than ten years in offering best-in-class enterprise software tailored for professional services firms in African and surrounds. It’s cloud, on premise and mobile solutions deliver real-time information that helps its clients optimise their resources, manage costs and drive profitability behaviour. Silversoft’s Deltek ERP solutions provide a fully integrated set of financial ledgers, people, project and client management functionality – which supports the entire service delivery life cycle from client acquisition to visualizing key performance indicators. Silversoft’s highly skilled consultants and tailored offering have seen some of the largest professional services firms in the world invest in its solutions. It is also a proud Level 1 BBBEE Contributor.

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project- and people-based businesses. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 20,000 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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For further information contact:

Lauran Cacciatori
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing and Communications
Deltek
+1 703.885.9947
laurancacciatori@deltek.com

DELTEK COMPLETES ITS ACQUISITION OF HRSMART

Deltek now offers cutting-edge, unified talent management capabilities delivered through the cloud to help organizations find, recruit, retain, and develop talent.

 

HERNDON, Va. – March 2, 2015 – Deltek announced today that it has completed the acquisition of HRsmart – a leading provider of global unified talent management solutions with over 1,000 customers around the world.

By acquiring HRsmart, Deltek broadens its Human Capital Management (HCM) offering and is now a significant player in the Talent Management market, delivering a cloud-based, unified talent management platform for recruiting, onboarding, training, compensating and developing employees – key processes that are critical to the success of all people-driven organizations.

“We are extremely excited to welcome HRsmart into the Deltek family and begin our journey together as one global team. Our similar cultures, deep understanding of the needs of people-driven companies, and unmatched talent management and HCM solutions positions us to succeed together in the marketplace. We look forward to working as one organization to deliver the world’s most innovative talent management solutions to companies around the world,” said Mike Corkery, Deltek’s President and CEO.

To learn more about Deltek’s acquisition of HRsmart, please visit Deltek’s website.

About HRsmart

HRsmart, headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is a leading global provider of unified talent management solutions. The unified HRsmart suite provides organizations of any size the insight they need to thrive in today’s business. For more information, visit www.HRsmart.com.

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. Over 19,000 organizations and 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimize resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more. visit Deltek’s website.

DELTEK ACQUIRES AXIUM TO EXTEND ITS MARKET LEADERSHIP IN THE A&E INDUSTRY

With 12,000 customers around the world, the combination of Axium and Deltek delivers the world’s broadest and deepest project-based ERP solutions for architecture and engineering (A&E) firms of all sizes

 

Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, today announced that it has acquired Axium, a provider of accounting and project management solutions to more than 2,200 A&E firms throughout North America. This acquisition strengthens Deltek’s market leadership position in the A&E industry and extends its reach into the largest segment of the architecture and engineering industry within North America – firms with fewer than 250 employees.

 

While Deltek has long offered award-winning solutions to small, fast-growing firms, Axium strengthens Deltek’s commitment to this vast segment of the market. Small and medium-sized firms need an integrated and powerful ERP system that can be implemented rapidly and managed cost-effectively with minimal IT investment. Together with Axium, Deltek:

 

Powers the Complete Project Lifecycle: Deltek delivers all of the capabilities needed to manage the complete project lifecycle for fast-growing firms including CRM, resource planning, project management, financial management, and business performance analytics. With the ability to manage and streamline their operations through Deltek’s comprehensive-centric solution, firms of all sizes have the capabilities they need to compete effectively, grow revenue, and maximize profits.

Ensures Projects Are Delivered On-time and On-budget: Deltek offers intuitive, mobile-friendly tools built for the project manager that make it simple for project teams to manage and collaborate on projects anytime and anywhere so they can be delivered on-time and on-budget.

Delivers a World-class Return on Investment: Deltek’s cost-effective, out-of-the-box system can be up and running quickly with little to no IT investment, providing business value to A&E firms in a matter of weeks.

 

“Deltek and Axium are market-leading software companies that have a very unique focus – accelerating and improving the core business processes of architecture and engineering firms,” said Chris Heim, CEO of Axium. “We couldn’t envision a better match for our company than combining our solutions and expertise with Deltek, a company that shares our unwavering commitment to the A&E industry.” “No other software provider in the world today has the A&E expertise, revolutionary project-based capabilities and customer list that the combined organization can offer,” said Dan Mayleben, CFO and COO of Axium.

 

“For decades, Deltek has worked closely with our customers to deliver the world’s most comprehensive solutions to manage the complete business lifecycle for project-focused businesses, including A&E firms,” said Mike Corkery, president and CEO of Deltek. “Acquiring Axium is part of our ongoing commitment to offer solutions that power the front and back offices of A&E firms of all sizes. We are thrilled to welcome the talented Axium team into our organization. Axium’s unique culture and expertise are a natural fit with our team, and their success in the marketplace will help accelerate our growth plans. We look forward to working with our new colleagues as we continue to deliver the world’s best solutions for A&E firms around the globe.”

 

MANDELA DAY 2014

The Silversoft team had a wonderful day contributing to the SOS Children’s Village in Mamelodi by planting trees and spending time with the children.  The firm also made a financial contribution towards the running costs of the organisation. Garth Gibson, Corporate Fundraiser, thanked us for our efforts and said that it will be wonderful to watch the trees grow and become part of the village.  In addition, the funds will be put to good use – ensuring they can keep the smiles on the children’s faces.

You can see more photos of the day here.

CESA Presidential Golf Challenge 2014

The Silversoft Golf Team sponsored and participated in the 2014 Presidential Golf Challenge.  Our team had a wonderful day on the golf course, networking with our clients and fellow golfers. Our sponsored 18th hole offered drinks and snacks to players and at the prize dinner we handed out two Mizuno Golf Bags to the winners of the closest to the pin on the par 3s.  Click here to see the photos of the event.

CESA and Silversoft Breakfast Seminar – A&E Industry Report Presentation

Silversoft was glad to present The Deltek’s Engineering and Architecture Industry Report at the CESA Construction Charter Breakfast Seminar at Indaba Hotel in Fourways. More than 50 companies in South Africa participated in the research together with others from countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Austria and Switzerland. The research shows Key Performance Indicators such as Project Metrics, People Metrics, New Clients, segments & Markets, Competition & Threats, Operational Insights and Market Outlook.

The report was presented to 70 members engineers of CESA for them to obtain an insight on the comparison of performance, KPI’s & benchmarking and visibility for improvement in the industry.

Click here to see photos of the event.

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Govind Development, Ranked the Fastest Growing Engineering Firm in America, Selects Deltek to Manage its Business.

HERNDON, VA – July 9th, 2014 –  Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, announced that Govind Development, LLC (Govind) – recently named the fastest growing engineering firm in the country in the 2013 Inc. 500 rankings – has selected Deltek Vision to manage its business. The engineering firm will rely on Deltek as the financial, HR, and project management foundation to help power its continued growth.

 

After doubling the size of its workforce, Govind knew it could no longer run multiple, disparate systems for timesheets, reporting, employee data, and payroll – with no single view of the firm’s performance. It began a search for an integrated ERP solution to streamline its financial/HR management processes and provide easy access to the data needed to run its business efficiently. It also required project and resource management capabilities to ensure the right people are on the right projects, at the right time. After a thorough review of other systems including SAP, Govind ultimately selected Deltek Vision, designed specifically for architecture and engineering firms.

 

“Deltek Vision was an easy choice for Govind – it has all the capabilities we needed to work smarter as an organization so we could focus our efforts on delivering for our customers,” said Natesh Kumar, CFO at Govind. “Deltek inherently understands our business better than any other ERP provider that we evaluated. Vision is a scalable solution that delivers live reporting on employee utilization and the necessary tools we need for project profitability. We are excited to take advantage of the benefits of this solution and will rely on Deltek to build the financial and HR management foundation that will help drive our growth.”

 

“Govind was recently named the fastest-growing engineering firm in the United States by the Inc. 500 which is a huge accomplishment for a five year old firm, and we are thrilled that Govind selected Deltek to support its long-term business strategy,” said Claus Thorsgaard, Executive VP and General Manager of Professional Services at Deltek. “Deltek Vision was specifically designed to support the complete project lifecycle of A&E firms like Govind and offers a full range of capabilities from pipeline building and client management all the way to financial management and project execution. Vision is used by over 4,500 leading A&E firms, and we are pleased to add such a high profile customer to our global network of architecture and engineering firms.”

 

About Govind Development
Govind Development, LLC – Engineering Division (GDL) is a full-service, multi-discipline firm with extensive refinery, petrochemical and terminals capabilities.  Our staff of highly trained engineers and designers has the ability to generate packages for maintenance, turnaround, re-design or grass-roots project scopes.