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.

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It’s a strange time to be entering adland; with the industry constantly transforming and restructuring to meet consumer demands. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ensure an agency’s success in this period of change and instability. Or, so it seems anyway.

The Drum has teamed up with Deltek, to host a webinar that discusses what a successful agency looks like today, citing purpose, creativity and profitability as some of the key drivers behind adding value to a business.

While brilliant campaigns and creative ideas are an effective currency, they can’t be activated in isolation. Establishing the above key factors with brilliant creativity will elevate an agency further and help to make them stand out from the crowd.

Speakers on the webinar include representatives from creative consultancy firm Radley Yeldar, who will share their company’s journey of harnessing technology to drive innovation. Other conversation points will centre on the importance of cultivating a balance between creativity and transparency to ensure results can be met and understood meaningfully.

The session will take place on November 21st at 11am GMT (13th Hrs South Africa), register your interest here to avoid disappointment.

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Over 50% global revenue growth, new WorkBook 10 release and world-class support mark major milestones for Deltek, one year after its acquisition

HERNDON, Va. – October 10, 2018 – Deltek, the leading global provider of software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced today the milestones it has achieved one year after acquiring Denmark-based WorkBook. The acquisition of this best-in-class, integrated solution has accelerated Deltek’s momentum into the marketing & advertising industry with cutting-edge features and future-proof technology for the on-the-go agency lifestyle.

In one year, Deltek WorkBook has had over 50% growth in revenue and over 45% growth in users around the globe. Based on surveys Deltek has conducted and industry research, agencies are reporting they waste time entering and analyzing data from multiple tools to run their business. Deltek WorkBook’s growth shows that many agencies are turning to integrated solutions to use across their entire agency to solve these issues.

In addition to rapid growth, Deltek has released WorkBook 10 giving customers access to a fresh and simple user interface to view real-time job data, automated workflows, balanced resource capacity with incoming pipelines, as well as new reporting that enables users to predict revenue.

With Deltek WorkBook 10, agencies can:

  • Consolidate tech stacks by streamlining all resource, project and financial management activities into one tool
  • Rely on data-driven decisions with greater visibility into every aspect of agency performance
  • Improve collaboration and reduce reliance on emails by consolidating communications and file sharing
  • Gain agency-wide adoption through smart and intuitive features that are easy-to-use for every role on the team

“Nucleus Research found that agencies were able to consolidate their disparate systems by replacing them with Deltek WorkBook, simplifying their technology environment and streamlining processes, saving businesses between 5 and 12 percent on project management,” said Seth Lippincott, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research. “For agencies of all sizes, WorkBook offers a purpose-built solution that can transform how these organizations manage operations and provide insights that help them focus on expanding the business.” Read more in the Nucleus Research paper WorkBook Offers Agency Management Visibility and Insight.

“Deltek has an incredible list of clients – such as Ogilvy, We Are Social, TMP Worldwide, AKQA and Veritas Communications – as well as others that are transforming their agencies with Deltek WorkBook to achieve better collaboration and streamlined project & traffic management,” said Warren Linscott, SVP of Deltek Product Management. “As we look to the future challenges our global customers face, we are committed to delivering them innovative solutions to power their success. The marketing and advertising industry is extremely important to Deltek and we are excited to work more closely with these unique customers as we help them navigate the fast-paced change going on in the digital advertising space.”

Deltek’s award-winning customer support team is available for all WorkBook customers. They will receive the outstanding customer service recognized by J.D. Power, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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.


It’s that time of year again – planning, reviewing and budgeting salaries for the year to come. Learn how to take salary management out of Excel and into a solution that can manage the process for you. Eliminate errors and increase efficiency in this critical area, so your firm can be sure that it’s offering the most appropriate compensation packages possible.

During this session you’ll learn:

  • How to leverage Deltek Talent Management’s Compensation Management capabilities
  • How to remove the guesswork from your compensation strategy
  • How to Manage promotions, job titles, and salary grades

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In today’s fast-paced and competitive environment, how can you set yourself apart? Having a deeper knowledge of current transformational trends and technologies in the Architecture & Engineering industry will give you a distinct advantage in the marketplace and better position your firm for growth.

Deltek is pleased to present a complimentary Virtual Event designed to provide the insights, tools and resources you need to succeed. Whether you’re a CEO, CFO or a member of the project team, our sessions presented by Deltek experts provide the perfect opportunity to set your firm apart as a high performer in the future.


– Welcome and Introduction
– Transformational Trends in the A&E Industry
– HR & Finance: A Key Strategic Alliance
– Transformational Technology Spotlight: Project Information Management
– Deltek Investments in the Future of Cloud Technology
– Hear from Your Peers Customer Roundtable
– Event Concludes

Title: The Virtual 2018 Deltek A&E Showcase

Duration: 2 hours, 53 minutes

Available On Demand. Register here

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Are your information challenges caused by technology misuse? AEC firms are dealing with the advent of collaboration, social media, email, and other forms of electronic communication causing a myriad of information and process silos. Here are a few thoughts on why now is the right time to take advantage of project technology to help you manage your information.

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Performance helps your company….

  • Assist in moving the focus from “results only” to results and behavior by identifying employee strengths and how these strengths can be used more effectively
  • Introduce enterprise-wide technology that provides consistency throughout the organisation
  • Enable managers to coach and develop valuable talent, thereby motivating employees to consistently perform well
  • Improve communication between managers and their employees by fostering a positive and effective working relationship
  • Provide a forum for balanced and accurate 360 feedback on performance

Deltek Talent Performance gives you the abilities to assess quality hires, to achieve results and develop valuable talent for a more effective working relationship. Complete performance management profile for each employee, 360 degree evaluations and goal management.

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Metrics to evaluate and improve your consulting firm’s performance

456 professional services firms were interviewed globally for the 2018 annual SPI Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark survey. The benchmark report is one of the leading industry performance improvement tools used by professional services firms to help chart their course to service excellence.

Financial stability appears to be a key metric for the best performing firms. The “Best-of-the-Best” manage their finances tightly, are metrics driven and have real-time visibility across their business.

Evaluate the KPIs and compare your firm against the best firms and the industry average to understand where you stand.

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In recent years, companies have begun altering their performance management strategies and processes, integrating Continuous Feedback into their regular cadence. That said, many companies are still behind due to a lack of understanding or urgency to implement this critical employee communication and performance management mechanism. Continuous Feedback, leads the way in modern performance management, is a key driver towards employee engagement and assists in solving the retention crisis.

Join David Lee, Deltek’s Talent Product Manager, as he discusses how to effectively implement Continuous Feedback, no matter what your strategy towards performance management currently is. Learn how to drive these performance sessions from the new hires first week of employment and throughout their employee life cycle. With these session, you will be able to assist in connecting with employees and gain their buy-in and involvement.

Highlights include:

  • Utilizing Continuous Feedback with any appraisal cycle or with Continuous Goal Management
  • Effective Continuous Feedback discussions to have during onboarding, growth, projects and more
  • Learn the value Continuous Feedback holds in engagement and retention of employees

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Project Information Management. Access critical firm-wide and document information in one central location

It’s a competitive world out there and whether you’re a lawyer, architect, engineer or contractor, the need to organize your emails and documents is critical. Organized information saves you time, and saving time saves money.


1. Are your emails overflowing?

People spend nearly 2-3 hours a day on email-related activities, consuming 20-30% of their business day. Firms with document information management systems spend minutes, not hours, with email.

2. Can you find your firms critical documents?

6 in 10 firms rely on network folders to manage projects, but face inconsistent file structures, accidental deletion, drag-and-drop displacement hindering productivity and negatively impacting utilization. Firms can proactively manage documents through the entire legal lifecycle instead of waiting until the matter is complete to start organizing files.

 3. How quickly can you find critical documents?

Firms can spend hours, if not days, tracking down critical project information, wasting valuable resources and critical project time. With project information management, firms can find drawings or documents completed yesterday, last week or last year in a matter of minutes.


4. Do your teams struggle to share & manage files internally & externally?

Only 9% of firms have a single enterprise-wide collaboration system. Yet, 75% believe sharing documents is the most important way to improve collaboration. 


 5. Is your firm’s information a liability or an asset?

The average cost of a single misplaced file is more than R1000. Think of that times the number of files in just a single project. An effective document management strategy could reduce cost by 30% and lower risk by 23%.


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