What are the 5 steps to success in digital transformation in AEC?

Gartner defines digital transformation as “anything from IT modernization (for example, cloud computing), to digital optimization, to the invention of new digital business models”.

In this guide we explore what digital transformation really means for AEC, and offer you concrete, actionable advice you can use to start your digital transformation journey right now.

The 5 essential steps to digital transformation:

    • Take an honest look at your business
    • Start small and scale up
    • Transform people and processes – not just tech
    • Consider data and how you’ll use it
    • Don’t tackle digital transformation alone

How can you future proof your consultancy?

Consultancy is a client driven industry. As clients’ needs transition, consultancy offerings must transition with them.

Over the last 10 years, consultancies have seen their clients adapt their business models to respond to changes in legislation, or developments in technology and digital. The way consultancies respond to and manage these demands, whilst still maintaining margins and increasing profitability, can make all the difference.

Current and coming trends in the industry include:

    • A hybrid workforce
    • More transparent pricing structure
    • Bespoke assets and products

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.