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Deltek Announces Silversoft Client Anjarwalla & Khanna as the Project Excellence Partner Award winner at Deltek Insight 2016

Washington, D.C. – November 14, 2016 – Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced the winners of its annual Project Excellence Awards program at Deltek Insight’s 2016 user conference in National Harbor, MD. These awards recognize and celebrate outstanding Deltek customer and partner achievements in improving business processes and performance, driving innovation, increasing profitability and winning new business with Deltek solutions.

The winners were selected from an extensive pool of nominations that applied for the awards in 2016:

 

  • The winner of the Project Excellence Partner Award is African legal services company Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) with Deltek Premier Partner for Africa, Silversoft. A&K is an award-winning Kenya-based corporate law firm – and the largest – in Eastern Africa. With over 90 lawyers and 250 staff, A&K is considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya. Silversoft worked with A&K to implement Deltek’s leading Legal Practice Management solution to transform its business and provide a technology platform for growth. Through the implementation of Deltek, A&K is improving firm-wide performance visibility, running more efficient processes and continuing to grow as a leading practice in Africa. Taken together, A&K has projected a revenue increase of 40% by year end when compared to last year, reduced its IT footprint by 25% and ensured that 100% of its firm is using Deltek for time collection.

 

  • The winner of the Business Impact Award is Orbital ATK, Missile Defense and Controls – thanks to the successful implementation of Deltek solutions. As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier.

 

  • The winner of the Innovation Award is CH2M – a global engineering and program management company that provides consulting, design, construction and operations services. CH2M is successfully leveraging Deltek’s PPM solutions to support its work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project (Tideway). CH2M uses Deltek to develop realistic project schedules, hold contractors accountable as the project progresses, and assess ongoing program schedule health. Once completed, the Tideway project will be one of Europe’s longest and deepest continuous tunnels, travelling 25km through central London to intercept untreated sewage discharges that spill into the tidal Thames and pollute the city’s iconic river. Tideway will create a cleaner, healthier River Thames and improve the quality of life for all Londoners.

 

  • The winner of the Implementation Award is Ruffalo Noel Levitz – a technology-enabled services, software, and consulting firm for higher education enrollment management and fundraising – located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Ruffalo Noel Levitz has standardized its 750-person firm on Deltek after the acquisition of RuffaloCODY and Noel Levitz in 2014. This implementation included moving off of Salesforce and rolling out Deltek’s project-based CRM capabilities. Deltek is now powering the company’s entire project lifecycle from prospect through delivery and is allowing RNL to create more accurate revenue projections, conduct utilization analysis, and more efficiently control costs.

 

  • The winner of the Intelligence Award is Boulay – 170 person CPA firm located in Eden Praire, Minnesota. Boulay is leveraging Deltek’s real-time dashboards to use actionable KPIs that would align the firm from the bottom up. Boulay uses Deltek to increase resource utilization by 5%, reduce DSOs by 7 days, and increase profitability by 5%.

 

“One of my favorite moments at Insight each year is standing in front of thousands of Insight attendees and recognizing several world-class customers and partners with the Project Excellence Awards,” said Mike Corkery, President and CEO of Deltek. “The awards celebrate the amazing achievements our customers have accomplished using Deltek solutions. This year we had an incredible pool of nominations including innovative and successful companies from a variety of industries around the globe. On behalf of everyone at Deltek, I take great pride in congratulating each winning company on their commitment to excellence and thank them for their continued partnership with us.”

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project-based businesses. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 22,000 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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Client Success Story – Norwegian Opera & Ballet

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet optimizes its people & locations with People Planner.

 

The key challenge of The Norwegian Opera & Ballet is to make sure the right people are on the right locations at the right time – every time. Deltek helps the Opera address this demanding challenge.

It takes a strong planning tool to orchestrate complex performances. “The overall idea scope of the People Planner solution is great – it’s a tool of genius” says Knut Brotnow, IT Manager at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet.

 

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Client Success Story – Local Studio Architects

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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ELE Engineering Case Study – People Planner

ELE Grows amidst a tough economic climate with Deltek People Planner

ELE Engineering, a Technology Consulting Company that provides advanced services to technology-intensive engineering organizations, is one example of Swedish innovation.

Christian Fisher, IT Manager for ELE Engineering, explained: “Our mission is to enhance customers’ competitiveness by providing the engineering skills they lack, in addition to delivering superior solutions in our key business areas”. “Above a certain break-even utilization percentage, we become profitable. Deltek’s resource management solution People Planner has helped us improve our utilization rate by 3%, helping us focus on increasing and maintaining profitability.”

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Strategic Recruiting: Hiring Talent for the Long Haul. Download Case Study below

Hire the best Talent: Hire people in line with the company’s values and direction, not just any warm body.

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In our previous blog post, “What Can You Do in the War for Talent,” Judy Fort discussed what the job market currently looks like, and how companies are struggling to find and retain the right talent for their organizations. In this blog, I want to go a little deeper into what it actually means to find the RIGHT talent.
Sure, there are plenty of talented people in the workforce, and all of them are evaluating their different options just as much as you are evaluating them. But the truth of the matter is, too often companies fall into the mindset that it’s better to just hire someone as soon as possible to fill an open requisition as long as they have the basic requirements needed.

Filling positions quickly can certainly make the HR team look good, but if that person turns out to be a bad hire, that can become a very costly mistake. According to one staffing agency, “In the long run, it’s more difficult for the manager and team to accommodate a poor performer than it is to invest in recruiting quality candidates for job placement.”

So what steps should companies take to make sure they’re hiring the right person every time?

  1. Strategic Fit: First and foremost, organizations need to clearly define why they are hiring this person – in other words, where will this role fit into the organizational strategy and direction? Every role needs a purpose. Not only will this ensure that the employee filling the role is adding long-term value to the organization, but it will also ensure that the employee feels a sense of purpose every day they come to work.
  1. Cultural Fit: Secondly, the company should have clear tangible values and culture that each employee contributes to in some way. The reality is, that no matter how talented someone may be at what they do, they may not fit into their department, their team or the company as a whole, which would make them just as bad of a hire as someone without the proper skills. If they don’t feel like they belong, they will quickly become disengaged, and would probably end up leaving their role prematurely, putting you back at square one.
  1. Competency Fit: Last but not least, the most common fit that recruiters look for in candidates is in the experience and skills they have acquired that make them eligible for the position. This is the most obvious fit, but even here, companies can be too hasty in their decisions if a candidate has “most” of the requirements they are looking for. One of the easiest ways to mitigate this is to list out the position’s “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves”. That way if someone is missing one of the “must-haves”, they are automatically disqualified from the position.

So after going over each of the things recruiters have to watch out for when it comes to finding the right talent, there are, of course, ways to make the process simpler. Automating much of this process through a talent acquisition or recruiting technology can save a huge amount of time and stress. All too often, we come across companies that are so bogged down in manually sorting through resumes and “administrivia”, that they are unable to improve their process or become more strategic about who they are hiring.

Putting a technology in place to weed out unqualified candidates allows HR the time they need to report on which sources provide them with the best candidates, what types of qualities they find in top talent, and ultimately which candidates look the most promising for the future of the organization.

For more tips on finding top talent, and a real life success story, check out this case study from the City of Arvada.

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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

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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.

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RISCURA SELECTS DELTEK VISION

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.