Find out how to benchmark your firm against 700 global architecture and engineering firms

Deltek has surveyed leaders in the architecture and engineering industry for over 40 years. With over 700 responses, the Deltek Clarity Report identifies the key industry shifts that are transforming the A&E industry globally.

An effective way Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms can measure their performance is through objective benchmarking against similar firms in the industry. Get all the data you need to benchmark your firm, thereby allowing for easier analysis of opportunities or challenges within your firm.

Key highlights from the report:

59.8% increase in utilisation rates.

13.8% increase in employee turnover.

14.4% increase on average operating profit on net revenue.

Download the full report to discover what key shifts are transforming the A&E industry globally.

See how a growing, Minnesota-based CPA firm integrated all of its client-centric information with Deltek Maconomy.

Case Study: Engineering design and consulting firm leverages Deltek Talent Management to streamline talent acquisition.

Primera is a full-service engineering design and consulting firm dedicated to providing the highest possible level of service to their clients. Primera knows they need to find and hire the very best talent to achieve their goals. With over 200 highly skilled and diverse professionals, they realized that it was time to take a serious look at the way they were acquiring talent.

Manual processes were significantly slowing down the Talent Acquisition process of Primera Engineers. “Before it took weeks just to get a response from hiring managers, now once the applicant is found through the system it takes approximately 2 weeks from interview to hire.” Primera turned to Deltek Talent Management to address the gaps identified in their acquisition and onboarding procedures and to integrate with other Deltek solutions.

Find out how Primera automated their recruiting process, reporting, onboarding and performance with Deltek Talent Management.

Leading accounting firm Sekela Xabiso implements Deltek’s Accounting Practice Management Solution to streamline service delivery and deliver business insight.

Johannesburg– 8 November, 2018Silversoft, a leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, today announced that leading South African Accounting & Audit Firm, SekelaXabiso (SkX), has implemented Deltek Maconomy to manage its practice.

Sekela Xabiso (SKX)  is one of South Africa’s leading majority black-owned professional services firms and one of the largest accounting firms in Southern Africa. The firm prides itself on applying international best practice to deliver rigorous Internal Audit, IT Audit, Forensic Audit and Business Consulting services of the highest standards. The company was created in September 2012 through the merger of Sekela Consulting and Xabiso Chartered Accountants, bringing together two highly qualified teams of professionals with vast experience and impressive credentials. The combined knowledge and business acumen of SekelaXabiso’s directors puts the firm in an ideal position to deliver world-class, client focussed business solutions to a growing range of clients in both the private and public sectors.

Given SkX’s continued success and growth in client base and service lines, the firm recognized the need to consolidate business operations onto a single software platform, moving away from manual processes, improving visibility into key performance areas, enhancing client and engagement management and converting resource-intensive disparate systems into a single digital workflow.

“We were looking for a solution that would give us a live visibility into our business, optimise the way we work and provide a modern, integrated platform for our employees to deliver world class services.  As we evaluated our options, it became clear that Silversoft with Deltek’s solution offered the leading end-to-end practice management technology, including the rich integrated accounting required to run a multi-dimensional firm with multiple offices, partners and service lines. Not only is their solution powerfully designed to handle deep accounting functionality, it also offers a mobile, modern and user-friendly interface to drive productivity in the firm.” said Raymond Mokgalagadi, Chief Operating Officer at  SkX.  “Silversoft, also has deep contextual knowledge of our industry and an exceptional track record in delivering successful projects locally, so we were pleased that we could set and achieve an aggressive project timeline of 12 weeks from inception to go live.”

“It has been an excellent experience to work with a firm as focussed and committed as Sekela Xabiso.  We really felt that we had a shared vision from the outset and that the implementation of Deltek at SkX would help drive their business forward.   We are thrilled they selected Deltek’s technology to manage their practice and deliver a platform for growth moving forward, and that through their professional and structure approach were able to go live on time and on budget.” said Jacques du Buisson, Managing Director of Silversoft.

About Sekela Xabiso

SkX is one of the largest Accounting firms in Southern Africa and the only Professional Services firm of its size and capacity in South Africa to offer specialised services in Internal Audit and related fields.  Led by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and highly skilled and committed team of experts in the industry, the firm prides itself on applying international best practice to deliver quality services that support the growth of its clients.  The firm is invested in the training and development of their executives and employees to cope with the increasing demand of a growing client list.

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 Africa 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 Practice Management 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.

About Deltek

Better software means better projects. Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. More than 23,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek for superior levels of project intelligence, management and collaboration. Our industry-focused expertise powers project success by helping firms achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue.

Making Waves is a digital experience consultancy headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Stockholm, Krakow and Chicago. WorkBook has enabled Making Waves to create one uniform way of working and managing processes, harmonizing the workflow across project teams and the entire organization.

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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.


RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS), a business unit of RTI International, provides biopharmaceutical companies research and consulting services. RTI-HS realized that managing data in multiple systems that were not designed to meet its specific project-based needs was slowing down processes and impacting project deliverables.

Company leadership wanted one integrated system that would give greater control over data, speed up the proposal process and provide access to real-time project information. RTI-HS turned to Deltek, a project-based ERP tool specifically designed for professional services firms, for a userfriendly solution that could be customized to match its business processes and make it easier to manage its business in one place.

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CDG Engineers & Associates is an engineering firm designed around the people it serves, public entities, private enterprise and the petroleum industry. For over 70 years, the firm has built strong relationships with community leaders and government agencies to help its customers respond to changing regulations and develop new opportunities. With projects at the center of its business, the firm wanted to find a better way to manage its abundance of project documents, which were being stored in silos across its various locations.
CDG turned to Deltek Project Information Management (PIM) to improve its document management and streamline processes.

“Before Deltek PIM, it took a lot of time to sift through multiple locations to find critical project information. Now the data we need is just a few clicks away.”
Brad Bowman, IT Administrator, CDG Engineers & Associates

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