Leading Nordic law firm powers critical business processes with Deltek Maconomy

Plesner is well-known for its competencies in strategic legal advisory services, large-scale transactions and complex dispute resolution. As the firm grew, the volume and complexity of matters handled across clients and geographies was steadily increasing, which prompted a review of its Practice Management System.

The company selected Deltek Maconomy as it provides the depth of functionality and project centricity to manage its business needs. With Deltek, Plesner now has improved transparency and control across the firm, greater accessibility to critical business information for its employees, and enhanced the financial management of all matter stages and transactions.

 

Leading Architecture Firm takes Business to the next level by moving to Deltek Vision

With more than 140 employees and $24 million in 2007 total revenue, Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) is a thriving architecture firm serving corporate, healthcare, public, retail and senior living markets.

When the company’s growth clearly warranted the implementation of a client relationship management (CRM) system, they attempted using a homegrown solution through Outlook. But to make it work they had to manually transfer project and client data into an accounting system to pursue opportunities and even track basic client information.

Eppstein Uhen once again looked to Deltek for a solution. They learned that Deltek Vision, a fully integrated solution that combines a complete project accounting system with an integrated project management and CRM solution, provided all of the functionality that Eppstein Uhen had been seeking.

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Management Consulting firm increases project-centric visibility and revenue

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Carpedia International helps organizations achieve improved operating performance by aligning execution with strategy and planning. As a company that focuses on delivering results, not just reports, it was time for Carpedia to find a solution to help improve its own internal processes.

Carpedia moved from one single business unit to six separate operating units, but Quickbooks couldn’t manage the intercompany relationships and wasn’t giving the firm the robust project-based financials it needed to successfully run all six companies from a single solution. When looking for a new solution, Deltek was an early favorite because of the sophisticated financials, flexibility, multi-company/multi-currency functionality and process automation.

Carpedia selected Deltek, a project-based solution designed specifically for professional services firms that could be customized to meet the needs of each internal company’s business processes.

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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.

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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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Challenge: RS&H had been using BST for more than 30 years and as time passed, the system’s inadequacies became more apparent. Updates required costly customizations and time-consuming implementations. Also wanted a CRM system that was integrated.

Solution: RS&H was immediately impressed with how easy and flexible Vision was. Vision was exactly what they needed and provided an integrated CRM module to streamline financial processes and automate client management.

One integrated solution without the need for costly customizations or complex coding.

“Deltek is the leader in the industry. With Deltek, all the reports we needed came out of the box and did not require any customizations.” – Ken Jacobson, EVP, CFO and General Counsel of RS&H

Industry: Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Environmental, Construction Services

Size: 850+ employees in 37 offices throughout US and China

 

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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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South African financial services firm Riscura selected Deltek Vision to optimise business processes, improve management reporting and financial budgeting, enhance client relationship management and enable better measurement of KPIs and profitability.  [Johannesburg, 20 February 2014]

Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, today announced that RisCura, a financial services firm in South Africa, has selected Deltek Vision as its fully-integrated ERP solution. RisCura will use Deltek Vision to integrate its unique CRM activities into projects and accounting processes and increase profitability.

Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, with more than 100 employees in offices in several African countries and in the UK, RisCura offers independent advice, analysis and reporting for asset owners, investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms and brokers. As a highly client-centric firm, RisCura was looking for an integrated ERP and CRM solution to improve performance through more efficient processes, to deliver insight and enhanced reporting into key metrics, and to ensure tight financial integration.

After an in-depth evaluation process, it soon became clear Deltek and its local partner Silversoft could meet or exceed RisCura’s requirements, including RisCura’s unique CRM needs. Deltek will enable RisCura to move away from working in disparate systems and will support the entire project flow from CRM and project control, to financial management in a single integrated ERP solution. RisCura will also use Deltek Vision’s highly configurable platform to create and manage its own user-designed forms and fields which will support industry-specific information collection and management requirements.

“After a thorough selection process that included other major business ERP software brands, it was not hard for us to choose Deltek as they stood out as true experts in the professional services field with people who displayed an impressive knowledge of what it takes to run a project- and people-based business. In addition, Deltek Vision completely caters to our unique business processes, delivering timely management information directly from the system, and ensuring we can fully integrate our CRM with project planning and accounting. This will give us better visibility and ultimately grow our profitability,” said Malcolm Fair, COO, RisCura.

“Deltek Vision is purpose-built for professional services firms like RisCura, delivering the capabilities it requires to manage the complete project and client lifecycle. We see a trend in the industry where financial services firms are moving towards project-focused business processes as fee-based work is increasing relative to commission-based work. This trend makes Deltek Vision a very compelling solution for financial services firms like RisCura because it supports the company’s complex CRM and financial management processes and delivers easy access to critical information,” said Claus Thorsgaard, Deltek’s Executive VP and General Manager – Professional Services.

South African governmental implementation and consulting agency will implement Deltek Maconomy to improve project management and optimize visibility across its entire organization

JOHANNESBURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Deltek (Nasdaq: PROJ) today announced that South African governmental implementation and consulting agency, Blue IQ Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (Blue IQ), will implement the Deltek Maconomy enterprise solution to improve project management, better control its budget and cost, and optimize visibility across its entire organization.

“Deltek Maconomy delivers what we need, and we will now run all of our programmes and projects service delivery in this system. Deltek’s deep knowledge and understanding of our industry and our challenges assured us that its solutions were the right ones for us.”

Blue IQ, an agency of the Gauteng provincial government’s Department of Economic Development, is a key public and government-funded agency specializing in commercializing strategic economic infrastructure projects in the public sector, ensuring sustainable development returns for Gauteng, particularly economic growth and the creation of decent jobs in labour absorbing sectors. Blue IQ has been responsible for the delivery of flagship projects such as the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, the regeneration of the Newtown precinct and the Nelson Mandela Bridge. Blue IQ’s focus is within the innovation, energy, business tourism and freight and logistics sectors, with projects such as the Automotive Supplier Park, the iconic heritage site Constitution Hill, and Africa’s first internationally accredited science park, The Innovation Hub.

The agency was looking for a robust project management tool that gives it visibility into project status across its entire organization. The Deltek Maconomy solution best fit Blue IQ’s needs because it is tailor-made for such an environment combining multi-discipline, multi-organizational and multi-functional project management capabilities with accurate cost budgeting and delivery overview.

With the Deltek Maconomy solution, Blue IQ will now better control project management and monitor its budget throughout the organization. In addition, by using the Deltek Maconomy project administration tool, Blue IQ will gain a single overview of its projects in one place across the company.

“When searching for an enterprise solution, it was important for us to get a powerful and robust project administration tool that allows us to get full visibility into our many projects and our costs across several parts of our organization, all in one view,” says Ryan Ravens, Senior Programme Manager at Blue IQ. “Deltek Maconomy delivers what we need, and we will now run all of our programmes and projects service delivery in this system. Deltek’s deep knowledge and understanding of our industry and our challenges assured us that its solutions were the right ones for us.”

“We are very pleased that Blue IQ has chosen our solutions to improve their business processes,” says Hugo Dorph, EVP and General Manager of Deltek’s professional services business unit. “It is a great achievement for us to be selected by one of the most reputable consulting firms in South Africa and clearly demonstrates our continued global growth. We are looking forward to helping Blue IQ gain even better visibility into the substantial number of projects that they manage both on the project management and the budgeting side.”

About Blue IQ Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd.

Blue IQ Investment Holdings delivers strategic economic infrastructure to catalyze sustainable economic growth and to indirectly contribute to job creation; to influence the composition of exports, and influence the diversification of the GGP of the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Gauteng accounts for 33% of South Africa’s GDP and is responsible for 49,6% of all employee remuneration in the country and 52% of all institutions’ turnover. Blue IQ Investment Holdings focuses on five growth sectors, Business and Sport Tourism, High value-added Manufacturing, including the Automotive Sector, Logistics and Movement, Innovation and Knowledge Economy and the Green Economy.