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February 8, 2016

Beer Brewer Quenches Thirst with IBM's Predictive Analytics

by Colin Quinn

Here's how 172-year-old beer maker Pabst is using IBM's predictive analytics to reinvent itself..


We've all had a "PBR" at some point, the Pabst Brewing Company which has been around since 1844 has brewed several popular beer brands, but none more notable then Pabst Blue Ribbon.

The 172-year-old beer brewer may have started selling beer in the 19th century, but it hasn't remained trapped in the past...

June 16, 2015

5 Critical Business Forecasting Tips

by Colin Quinn

Forecasting is crucial to any business, especially in an uncertain economy. So here's some expert tips on doing it right - accurately & effectively.


1. Don't ignore it
Forecasting can easily become something you put-off, or not even do at all. In an unstable economic environment, it may seem easier to just keep floating along, but that takes up a lot of energy.

However, it is critical to know...

December 16, 2014

6 Common Accounting Challenges for Government Contractors

by Colin Quinn

Government contractors have specific accounting needs. The complex, stringent, and regularly changing requirements and regulations of Government agencies creates many accounting and financial challenges for small and mid-sized contractors.

There are 6 demanding accounting challenges Government Contractors face. We will share those mistakes below:

1. Not comprehending government rules/requirements...

December 2, 2014

Rolling Forecasts: Replacing the Annual Budget

by Colin Quinn

Long gone are the days when annual budget steered business decisions, with only predictable, minimal changes. With increasing competition and a volatile economic environment, companies need a better way to predict the future. As a result, new forecasting techniques have emerged to help anticipate changes and drive better informed strategic decisions.

Traditional forecasts take a structured approach to...

September 6, 2014

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade to Costpoint 7 Today

by Colin Quinn

By now you have hopefully realized that Deltek no longer offers support for Costpoint 6 and GCS. Now is the time to upgrade to Costpoint 7 - take the already strong capabilities of Costpoint to a whole new level. As a Deltek Partner, having performed more implementations, conversions, and upgrades then any other business partner, Kinetek is poised to make your upgrade a success!

Our top 3 reasons you should...

May 22, 2014

Transform your Budgeting and Financial Planning Process

by Colin Quinn

For most organizations, the annual budget process is a painful, distracting, on-going exercise in futility that consumes a tremendous amount of resources and time, then quickly becomes so outdated that it is often deemed irrelevant for management purposes. The traditional budgeting process generates numerous issues and challenges that impair organization’s planning, forecasting, and performance management...

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