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The past several years have seen a rise in cloud computing. Many A&E and management consulting clients have moved from Vision on-premise (you manage the software) to Deltek First (Deltek manages it for you). The reasons vary – from redeploying IT to improving security and disaster recovery.
Rockwell Group is a 200+ employee, New York-based A&E firm. In 2013, Rockwell moved to the Deltek cloud. This Friday, July 25, we’re hosting a webinar where you’ll have an opportunity to learn more and ask Ken Mok, IT Director, your questions about the process.
Please register here.
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Tagged DFVE, Webinar
Texas-based Govind Development is a fast-growth engineering firm. In fact, it was named the fastest growing A&E firm in the country according to the Inc. 2013 Top 500.
The company was growing so quickly, including doubling its workforce with more significant growth planned, that it couldn’t continue running its business with disparate IT systems for timesheets, reporting, employee data, and payroll.
After a thorough and competitive review of leading ERP systems, including SAP, Govind selected Deltek Vision.
Read the press release here and please welcome Natesh Kumar, CFO, and the Govind team to the Deltek family!
Dan Patterson, Deltek VP of Product Strategy, wrote a great article on the three benefits of a sound project schedule. Check it out here.
The date and time for the second annual pre-Build Business Vision CRM User Group meeting is confirmed: Wednesday, July 30 from 1-4. We’ll be in Conference Room 3 on the 3rd floor of the Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter (the Build Business hotel).
Please register here and spread the word!
Based on everyone’s feedback, we’re bringing in Teresa Nelson from the Deltek Product Management team to do a deep dive on the InDesign integration.
The other big topic was reporting. What specifically would you like to see? Tim Rochette will follow your lead!
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…Zach Curtman, Senior Associate/Accountant with HOK. Zach was selected from the 350+ completed submissions to the Clarity A&E Industry Study. Congrats to Zach and Mark Holle, director of accounting at Sanderson Stewart, our first winner.
Now that the submissions are in and our analysis is almost complete, REGISTER HERE to get the results. On June 17, we’re hosting a webinar to roll out the results of our in-depth look at A&E firm financial performance in 2013 (produced in collaboration with ACEC, ACEC Canada and SMPS). Everyone that registers will receive a complimentary copy of the Study.
Are you attending the KA Connect 2014 conference starting tomorrow put on by our ISV partner Knowledge Architecture?
Synthesis is a powerful extension to Deltek Vision as is the connector to Constant Contact, among others. Learn more about them at our Ask Deltek hangout hosted by Patrick Bernhardt and Julie Beck. Or ping us here.
Did you know Vision can integrate directly with Adobe InDesign to produce high quality proposals and qualifications submittals without having to go through Microsoft Word first? Since the release of Vision 7.1, Vision users have been able to create their own InDesign Resumes or Project Profiles using information directly from Vision.
The integration works even better than the Word merge templates because now Vision configuration is transferred and visible in InDesign when designing the templates. This means users no longer have to remember what a field used to be called if their firm has re-labeled it or what their user-defined fields or grids were labeled as when they were configured in Vision.
There are improvements in how preceding and succeeding text is handled and how zero and blank value are handled when merging directly to InDesign. In addition, users have more control over how project experience is formatted in a resume. Merging directly to InDesign from Vision saves time so users can focus on the content rather than the format of their qualifications submittals.
Please let us know if you are using the Vision InDesign integration. Vision clients would love to see what others are doing to take advantage of this great new feature of Vision.
If you aren’t yet using the InDesign integration, you can learn how to use it by taking Deltek University’s Vision Custom Proposals course where trainees will learn how to build InDesign Templates and utilize the Custom Proposals module to generate targeted resumes and project profiles. You can also set up a Consulting Engagement with one of our CRM experts to learn how to take your own InDesign documents and use them as templates for integration with Vision.
Deltek has 2 upcoming webinars that you don’t want to miss.
Share this with your marketing and business development teams: To drive your pipeline, on June 5 at 1:30 ET we’re teaming up with PSMJ Resources and Client Feedback Tool along with special guests Collins Engineers and Burns and McDonnell. We’ll detail, “How to use the loyalty of your EXISTING clients to help you win NEW clients.” Please register here.
Client satisfaction has long been one of those things relegated to “Of course our clients love us, they would tell us if there was a problem.” That’s not the case. We’ll share:
- How to integrate key client satisfaction metrics across strategic areas of your business.
- Best practices for measuring and promoting your client satisfaction.
- Specific case studies illustrating how two successful A&E firms have turned client satisfaction into a competitive advantage.
Clarity A&E Industry Study
The results of the 35th annual Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study are in and we’ll detail the results on June 17. Please register here.
Our look at 2013 firm performance was produced in collaboration with ACEC, ACEC Canada and SMPS and is the largest survey of its kind in the industry. We’ll detail key performance metrics of both median and the highest-performing organizations, including labor utilization, labor multipliers, operating profit, overhead rates and net revenue per employee.
Deltek will also share the outlook for both revenue and market growth expectations as well as where firms are investing for the future.
In addition to getting a copy of 35th Annual Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study, you will also have the opportunity to benchmark your own firm against the best of best. From marketing and project management to financial control, you’ll walk away with immediate best practice recommendations.
Cloud computing is coming of age for A&E and Management Consulting firms. Deltek is seeing this two ways:
- Many Vision clients are moving their on-premise applications to the cloud. Drivers range from freeing up IT resources to putting stronger disaster recovery plans in place.
- For many new clients, the cloud is a firm-wide, strategic imperative. Companies simply don’t want to invest in on-premise applications.
If you’ve thought about the cloud and have questions or want to learn more, Deltek and Amazon Web Services are offering a webinar you won’t want to miss. Join us on Tuesday, May 20 from 2-2:45 ET to learn everything you wanted to know about the cloud and its value to your firm.
Amazon Web Services is both the pioneer in cloud computing as well as a critical provider for Deltek’s SaaS offerings. Spend 45 minutes with us to get a better sense of what the cloud is and how it can benefit your firm (including improving the security of your systems and data).