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Extend the reach of Costpoint with ODBC access to maximize interoperability

June 10, 2021

Extend the reach of Costpoint with ODBC access to maximize interoperability

by Colin Quinn

An Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a standard and specific application programming interface (API) that lets software connect with database management systems while remaining independent of them. This is important because it allows applications to interact with multiple databases simultaneously using Structured Query Language (SQL) to connect databases and file systems dynamically and easily.

The ODBC...

Why now is the best time to make Cybersecurity and Compliance a priority

April 30, 2021

Why now is the best time to make Cybersecurity and Compliance a priority

by Colin Quinn

The Ever-Expanding Cyber Threat:

The number of cyber-attacks has significantly increased over the past year. The growth of connectivity, the COVID-19 pandemic, and increased remote work have contributed exponentially to the rise in cyber threats and attacks.

Ransom attacks, phishing schemes, spyware, malware, and criminal enterprises are becoming more sophisticated every year, searching for network...

What is a data warehouse, why do I need one, and what are the benefits?

April 20, 2021

What is a data warehouse, why do I need one, and what are the benefits?

by Colin Quinn

As any good builder knows, having the right tool for the job is invaluable. Just ask someone who’s used a screwdriver to assemble a certain Swedish companies’ furniture how much they would pay for a power drill.

Hint – It's everything, and the same notion holds true for working with data.

Today, companies want to dive into buzzword-heavy data projects like machine learning, artificial intelligence...

Modern FP&A, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning Pitfalls - Part 3: Reporting & Dashboards

March 8, 2021

Modern FP&A, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning Pitfalls - Part 3: Reporting & Dashboards

by Colin Quinn

In part two of this series, we discussed how to plan like a champion and avoid a lack of buy-in and input from owners and how to sustain it in your forecasting process. In part three we will cover how embracing continuous planning, reporting, and dashboards can improve the efficiency of your planning process while minimizing errors, and increasing the accuracy of your forecasts.

In a recent report from Radius...

Modern FP&A, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning Pitfalls - Part 2: Buy-In & Input

February 8, 2021

Modern FP&A, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning Pitfalls - Part 2: Buy-In & Input

by Colin Quinn

In part one of this series, we discussed how to improve your forecasting process by embracing integration and automation. In part two we will discuss how to plan like a champion and avoid a lack of buy-in and input from owners and how to sustain it in your forecasting process. 

This past Sunday Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl while taking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their second conference championship...

Our core 4 reasons why you can't afford to miss (Virtual) Deltek Insight 2020!

August 18, 2020

Our core 4 reasons why you can't afford to miss (Virtual) Deltek Insight 2020!

by Colin Quinn

With so many virtual events happening right now, virtual conferences offer a new and exciting opportunity to engage, learn, promote, and connect. Discover our core 4 reasons why you can't afford to miss year's virtual event!

11th Annual Deltek Government Contracting Industry Study (Clarity) Highlights

June 15, 2020

11th Annual Deltek Government Contracting Industry Study (Clarity) Highlights

by Colin Quinn

Do you know the trends that are currently shaping the Government Contracting space in 2020 and beyond? No worries, every year Deltek surveys industry leaders within the government contracting space, asking for a review of their business performance, goals, and challenges from the previous year. Next, Deltek reviews all the data collected and creates a comprehensive report. The Clarity report is the ultimate tool...

April 10, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Guide For Deltek Costpoint And Time & Expense

by Colin Quinn

As some of you may or may not be aware, Deltek announced some hot-fixes for Costpoint to assist customers in maintaining compliance in response to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). Deltek will be releasing a special regulatory release, according to the below schedule, to ensure compliance with the new act.

The United States Government recently released the Family First Coronavirus Response...

March 19, 2020

Risks of Running End-of-Life (EOL) Software

by Colin Quinn

At the end of a busy day, the last thing a CIO or Controller wants to read is an end-of-life (EOL) notice from one of their software providers. Work is tough enough – with constant security threats, budget cuts, time and expense requests, planning and forecasting reports and performance deliverables to be met – without needing to go through another risk assessment for outdated software.

So, the inevitable...

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