How Does Your Firm Stack Up?

AEC firms have most definitely had to either pivot or fold during a challenging 2020. From remote working, lack of travel, and client’s scaling down many firms have truly seen and experienced it all, and through the chaos, have persevered.

There are four main key learnings that have surfaced from the COVID pandemic, and there surely will be many more to come as we continue to navigate through the changed business landscape.

Here’s four key learnings that hold true for AEC firms:

1. Keep Up On Industry Trends
It is vital to keep a pulse on the industry within which your firm operates. Follow reliable external sources of information and be agile enough to adapt your KPIs based on performer benchmarks that you are following.

2. Work Smarter
Save time where possible. Identify areas in your organisation that are keeping your employees from working optimally, and ensure these are addressed.

3. Maintain a Team Culture
It is vital to maintain your culture, even when interacting with employees virtually. It protects your organisation’s identity, and helps to motivate employees.

4. Connect Your Remote Employees
Consider cloud solutions that create a safe and secure working environment for remote employees.

Compare your firm to others in the industry globally by downloading your A&E Industry Report Scorecard below:

“86% of organizations see failure to digitize and automate business inputs as a key transformation bottleneck.” 

There is no denying that 2020 has been a year for the books. Within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, project managers, engineers, surveyors and more have shifted their processes to accompany a more diverse, remote way of working. Creating and processing information may have been a struggle prior to 2020, and now with a workforce that can be partially or even fully remote, inefficiencies with project information management can certainly come to the forefront.

In this whitepaper, you’ll discover solutions to some of the AEC industry’s most common challenges with managing project information, particularly when managing information remotely.

How to tackle project information management:

    • Identify process holes within your organisation
    • Review your data management approach
    • Take stock of on-site practices
    • Have the hard conversations

76% of companies experience significant business risks and/or compliance incidents due to broken document management processes. 

Silversoft conducted a survey to engineering and consulting industry players with the aim of bringing you key trends and insights from the South African industry.

  Get your free copy of the survey results to benchmark your firm against others in the industry when it comes to your document and email management processes.

Some key trends the survey highlights:

    • 62% of respondents said that their firm stores emails and files in the cloud
    • 36% of respondents said that they spend 1-2 hours per week searching for important project information
    • 94% of respondents said that their firm stored project information in a central location

You’ve got too much email? What are you going to do about it?

The average employee spends 28% of their week dealing with email. Put simply, email is horrible way to manage your business. It decreases productivity, increases costs and exposes your business to unnecessary risk.

But, it’s not realistic to try eliminate email completely. All you need is a solution that manages the information
contained within your email.

A solution that:

  • Integrates with your enterprise management platforms
  • Makes it easier to find, leverage and share information
  • Scale with your business without requiring additional administration or cost

On Demand Webinar: Find out how to overcome your Knowledge Management Challenges…

Watch this on demand webinar hosted by Deltek’s Robert Price as he demonstrates how Deltek PIM can save you time & effort and reduce your firm’s risk through:

  • Organising your firm’s information in a central system
  • Storage of all project information, including; document, drawings and emails – allowing for easy search
  • Create documents from templates and automatically save to associated projects
  • Add-in to Outlook allowing for accurate, up-to-date record keeping
  • Version controlled Drawing Management tools
  • View Recording

Get Ready for Vantagepoint, the Breakthrough Project-focused software solution.

Built specifically for professional services firms to improve productivity, boost collaboration and increase profitability.

People and projects are the heart and soul of your business. That’s why Deltek created Vantagepoint, a powerful, intuitive solution that helps your people manage your projects from start to finish. Deltek Vantagepoint’s 360-degree view of your projects puts client, project and financial details in a single location. That all adds up to making well-informed tactical and strategic business decisions and a more efficient, productive and profitable company.

Deltek Vantagepoint is the newly branded, freshly reimagined next version of Deltek Vision built specifically for professional services organizations. Think of Vantagepoint as Vision taken to a whole new level – a streamlined browser-based interface, reengineered workflows and expanded functionality. With Vantagepoint, current Vision customers will get everything you’ve always loved about Vision and much, much more all in a slick new interface that will be accessible to anyone, anytime from anywhere.

Download the Product Guide to find out the new features and powerful enhancements based on years of feedback from our customers.

 

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5 Reasons your Business needs Project Information Management

Make your move to effective data and information management. Emails, drawing, contracts, RFIs…

As an Architecture, Engineering or Construction firm you will produce and handle thousands of documents, but how do you effectively manage them to ensure project success? You’ll need to define and adopt clear project information management processes and systems, but finding a starting point is your first challenge.

Download our eGuide where we begin to explore the importance of managing business and project information effectively and how to get going.

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Inefficient review and approval of content can eat up 60% of a project’s time. Deltek has added ConceptShare, one of the leading online proofing and review tools, to its portfolio of agency management solutions to help agencies and in-house teams deliver content faster, with higher quality, and at a lower cost.

Learn how switching to online proofing and approval can help your teams:

  • Streamline your creative production supply chain
  • Deliver more content, faster at less cost
  • Securely share work with clients and external reviewers
  • Automatically generate audit trails of all rev‍‍‍iews‍‍‍
  • Reduce approval times by 80%

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How to Implement a Successful Project Information Management Strategy

This eGuide is designed to put architects, engineers, construction consultants and contractors on the right path when it comes to introducing the processes and systems needed to tame the mass of information and data related to their business and projects. We’ll give you 7 actionable steps that will enable you to manage both organisational and project information efficiently.

We’ll show you how to implement best practice, starting with an audit of your current information management processes through to system selection, stakeholder buy-in, implementation, change management and measures of success. Adopting a PIM strategy is easily achievable, particularly when you follow this step-by-step guide.

Download eGuide here



 

Deltek PIM Overview

Deltek PIM is a Project Information Management solution that gives you access to project and firmwide information in one central location. Proactive email management, simplified document management, organized drawings, improved file sharing and more give your teams access to critical information at your fingertips so you can spend more time delivering projects and less time searching for files.

Save Time and Money

Spend less time organizing and more time executing projects with centralized information management.

Improve Collaboration and Efficiency

Move from chaos to calm by ensuring team members stay connected and eliminating the risk of information silos.

Manage Beyond the Project

Share critical information firm-wide and turn your intellectual property into an asset instead of a liability.

Watch the 5 Minute Demo here

 

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