Six consulting firms take home Deltek Project Excellence Awards

27 October 2017 Consultancy.uk

Information services provider Deltek has unveiled the winners of its annual ‘Project Excellence Awards’ programme. Prizes for excellence in using Deltek’s ERP system and solutions delivering tangible bottom-line results went to Kleinfelder, Pöyry, Unisys, BAE Systems and OBXtek together with InfoTek Consulting.

With millions of users across 22,000 organisations in 80+ countries, Deltek is one of the globe’s largest providers of enterprise software and solutions. The firm, headquartered in Virginia, USA, focuses mainly on government contractors, professional services firms, including law, consulting, engineering and marketing firms, and other project-based businesses.

To celebrate those customers that stand out in the use of Deltek’s software suite, enabling them to improve processes and performance, down the line helping them to win new business and bolster profitability, the firm hosts an annual awards ceremony. “The awards celebrate the amazing achievements our customers have accomplished using Deltek solutions,” Mike Corkery, President and CEO of Deltek, said. Aspects the jury take under scrutiny include how client organisations use the system to research and identify opportunities, win new business, recruit and develop talent, optimise resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects.

This year the company evaluated a record number of entries, “each year, the pool of nominations gets more impressive, highlighting the innovation and success of our customers from a variety of industries around the globe,” said Corkery.

Project Excellence winners

Among the winners of the Project Excellence Awards 2017 are Kleinfelder, an architecture and engineering consulting firm headquartered in San Diego, the US, and Unisys, one of the globe’s most well-known IT companies. By using Deltek’s Vision platform, Kleinfelder managed to improved revenue, sales and win rates, and with its operations reduced, day sales outstanding (DSO) increased by 25%. Unisys meanwhile implemented Deltek’s Enterprise Cloud Costpoint Suite, which enabled the firm to reduce workload and enhance business engagements to drive bottom line results.

Pöyry, an international consulting and engineering company headquartered in Finland, took home the award for best implementation. Pöyry rolled out its new ERP system to 5,500 employees in 40 countries, further enhancing how they manage projects, finances and information in global operations through Deltek Maconomy while staying under budget. The solution has, according to the jury, contributed to the company’s workflow, cross-border cooperation, and intercompany processes and transactions, while also improving transparency, data management and end user experiences.

Other winners include BAE Systems, a provider of real-time intelligence and analysis services and one of the globe’s 10th largest cybersecurity consulting firm, and OBXtek together with Deltek implementation partner InfoTek Consulting. Jointly, they upgraded OBXtek’s GCS Premier solution to Costpoint to help scale with its growing business. With Costpoint, OBXtek managed to increase cash flow and visibility into its backlog and period of performance, along with increased compliance and improved reporting. BAE Systems, which earlier this month announced a redundancy plan impacting around 2,000 employees, uses Deltek Costpoint and GovWin to streamline processes while providing value, consistency and cost-competitiveness.

“On behalf of everyone at Deltek, I am honoured to congratulate all the finalists and winning companies on their commitment to excellence and thank them for their continued partnership with us,” concluded Corkery.

Last month Deltek bolstered its footprint with the acquisition of WorkBook, adding a team of 70 professionals based in five offices globally.

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