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The 10 Key Elements of Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS) Compliance. (Part 3)

September 16, 2022

The 10 Key Elements of Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS) Compliance. (Part 3)

by Colin Quinn

In part three, the final post of this series, we will complete our conversation with the final four MMAS Standards of the Key Elements of Material Management and Accounting System Compliance Audits. We will highlight how to maintain consistent, accurate, and adequate controls to ensure your project manufacturing business can remain compliant. We will focus on Material Costing and Borrow Paybacks, Inventory Allocation for Common Inventory and Commingled Inventory, Compliance and the Consequences of Non-Compliance.

The 10 Key Elements of Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS) Compliance. (Part 2)

May 2, 2022

The 10 Key Elements of Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS) Compliance. (Part 2)

by Colin Quinn

In part one of our blog series "The 10 Key Elements of Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS) Compliance." we covered the first three MMAS standards and discussed 'sparking' the imaginative curiosity of the next generation of manufacturers - by showcasing the reality of modern manufacturing compliance.

In part two of this series, we will continue our discussion of the next three MMAS Standards...

Contractors Guide - Which Costpoint is RIGHT for me?

February 15, 2022

Contractors Guide - Which Costpoint is RIGHT for me?

by Colin Quinn

As a Government Contractor, you know Deltek Costpoint offers unparalleled project management, accounting, reporting, and compliance for project-driven organizations. What you might not know is that there is more than one option available to you... Continue reading our comprehensive guide below where we dive into details, benefits, and differences between Costpoint for Enterprise and Costpoint for Small Business...

The 10 Key Elements of Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS) Compliance. (Part 1)

October 1, 2021

The 10 Key Elements of Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS) Compliance. (Part 1)

by Colin Quinn

National Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday in October, is celebrated to 'spark' the imaginative curiosity of the next generation of manufacturers - by showcasing the reality of modern manufacturing. Together companies and leaders collaborate to educate and inspire the next generation of manufacturers by demonstrating the importance of manufacturing.

As a leading consulting and...

Benefits of Purchase Orders & How to Create a Purchase Order in Deltek Costpoint

August 16, 2021

Benefits of Purchase Orders & How to Create a Purchase Order in Deltek Costpoint

by Colin Quinn

Are you running a small or mid-sized company not using purchase orders? They may be more important than you think...


When most small businesses start out, they forego purchase orders in favor of handshake deals and informal processes. Blindly instilling trust in a seller or using an unspoken agreement with a small-time supplier or a trusted vendor is never a smart move. 

What happens if there’s ever a...

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...

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...

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...

February 25, 2020

5 Benefits of Planning Analytics for Government Contractors

by Colin Quinn

When it comes to planning and analytics, don’t compromise. Kinetek4Cast in-conjunction with IBM Planning Analytics Express goes beyond simply automating your planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. It provides self-service analytics to all of your business users through an innovative planning workspace that empowers business users to seek better business results. Deliver insights automatically from your...

October 15, 2019

5 things to know (and do) before you get to Deltek Insight 2019

by Colin Quinn

When was the last time you attended a workshop, conference, or symposium in your current field? All offer an opportunity to gain a competitive edge, by continuing your ongoing learning and professional development, but attending a conference like Deltek Insight provides you with the unique opportunity to learn new information, gain additional knowledge, and make invaluable contacts.

Yet, attending a...

September 19, 2019

Our Top 3 (Maybe 4) Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss Deltek Insight 2019

by Colin Quinn

Deltek Insight is less than two months away, and it’s time to start making your final agenda and plans! Insight is the largest global conference for project-focused professionals and Kinetek is once again a proud Platinum sponsor of Deltek Insight 2019 in Orlando, FL.



Register for Deltek Insight 2019 and save $100 off of your registration using promo code KINDISCOUNT. Available for the first 15 users only...

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