To seize the new opportunities of a changing world, A&E firms must embrace new technologies

The Deltek Clarity A&E study was conducted between 26 February and 24 March 2020, surveying 600 decisions-makers in the Architecture and Engineering industry. Key issues impacting on the A&E industry were uncovered. On a macro level, the world is in flux. While this study was conducted before the global health crisis that has dominated 2020, the results remain indicative of the key trends for the A&E sector and provide valuable insight for stakeholders keen to prosper in these times of uncertainty.

The key trends in this report:

    • Firms of all sizes want to leverage the benefits of technology to improve business processes
    • There is a willingness to embrace technology, but there is uncertainty about how to proceed
    • Senior business leaders face a dilemma as to the best path to profitability, and how technology can be enable that journey

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What does the future hold for creative agencies worldwide?

Campaign and Deltek surveyed agency professionals across EMEA, North America and Asia-Pacific regions about everything from profitability and processes to what’s really giving them sleepless nights. In total, 670 agency professionals, from more than 30 countries participated, and the results are a global snapshot of the trends that are shaping the industry.

The key trends worldwide:

    • Many agencies have grown and diversified, but this is not necessarily translating to greater profit margins
    • Over-servicing and scope creep is the number one concern worldwide
    • Nearly half of all agencies want to improve their processes for finding & retaining the right talent
    • Opportunities to improve project management and client handling processes are being missed

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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

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Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and solutions for project-based businesses, recently hosted its annual Global Partner Kickoff in Washington, D.C., an event that brings its global partners together to celebrate successes for the past year.

Silversoft has been a Deltek Partner for over 14 years and was for the third consecutive year, awarded International Partner of the Year. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Silversoft services a multitude of clients across various markets within the projects & services industry through a portfolio of Deltek best-in-class enterprise software. “We really value our close partnership with Deltek and appreciate the recognition for our performance in 2019. Deltek continues to invest in its industry leading solutions & client success which, along with our dedicated team on the ground, enables us to continue our growth in Southern Africa. Thank you to all at Deltek and congratulations to the Silversoft team, as well as the rest of the award winners this year” said Jacques du Buisson, Managing Director at Silversoft.

“Each year we look forward to the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the success of our partners during our annual Deltek Global Partner Kickoff event. Our partners continue to demonstrate their dedication to support and help our customers overcome their business challenges, achieve their goals and grow their businesses,” said Matt Strazza, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Deltek. “On behalf of everyone at Deltek, thank you to our entire partner community for your continued dedication to Deltek, and congratulations to all of our partners that were recognized.” During the awards ceremony, seven outstanding organisations were recognised for their contributions, dedication and marketing and selling of Deltek solutions in 2019.

The GovCon Marketing Excellence Award
NeoSystems

The SMB Partner of the Year
Premier Consulting & Integration, LLC (PCI)

The Referral Partner of the Year
Infotek Consulting

The International Reseller of the Year
Silversoft

The Product & Portfolio Management Marketing Excellence Award
Connexion Systems

The Professional Services Marketing Excellence Award
Full Sail Partners

The Reseller of the Year
Central Consulting Group (CCG)

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 30,000 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. Learn more at www.deltek.com

About Silversoft
Silversoft provides industry leading software technology to people and project centric firms in South Africa and beyond. Our software delivers best of suite features to attract and retain the right talent, win new business, deliver excellent projects, drive productivity and deliver insight. Our clients run smarter, spend less time in admin and are more profitable. Silversoft – People. Projects. Insight.
Silversoft is a proud level 2 BBBEE contributor.

International Reseller Trophy Awarded to Silversoft

The Silversoft Team receiving their award - International Reseller of the Year 2019
Source: Silversoft

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

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Grow your revenue, increase profitability, delight your clients.

Technology has created a generational divide between those that grew up with it and those that are adapting to it. For the former group, technology is a way of life and does not pose the psychological threat it does for older lawyers who grew up, and practiced without it. The legal profession is grappling with the realisation that technology and process are now just as important as legal expertise in the delivery of legal services.

In this white paper we explore the following key tech trends in legal:

    • Revenue Growth
    • Business Development
    • Risk Management Framework
    • Optimising Profits
    • Human Capital Management



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
  • Find out how more by downloading the whitepaper here.

Increase your agency’s profit margins with accurate scoping, resourcing and job delivery.

Over-servicing or “scope creep” is a real issue faced by many agencies, but how can it be avoided in this fast-paced industry to ensure that businesses are billing clients accurately?

Download this whitepaper for some practical tips on how to:

  • Track your agency’s KPIs accurately
  • Create clear SLAs and SOWs
  • Re-evaluate your business model

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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

Deltek’s Agency Solutions power project success by giving you better control, insight and visibility into agency operations, so your team can deliver more creative content on time and on budget. Find out how to increase efficiency and productivity through;
  • CRM & Pipeline Management
  • Resourcing, Project Management & Collaboration
  • Proofing & Approvals
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Download the infographic to learn how to turn your agency into a well-oiled profitability machine.