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May 21, 2019

10th Annual Deltek Government Contracting Industry Study (Clarity) Highlights

by Colin Quinn

What are the current trends shaping the GovCon Industry?


Last year's Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Industry Study told a story of continued growth and optimism in the Government Contracting market.

This year's report largely reaffirms that sentiment, with organizations of all sizes seeing growth in 2018 and expecting continued growth, revenue, and increased competition to continue for at least another...

February 20, 2018

IBM Cognos Analytics Builds Upon Core Strengths

by Colin Quinn

IBM Cognos Analytics provides unsurpassed security and governance at every level, including data and reports, the dashboards, as well as the information that is distributed on a daily or weekly basis. Even though IBM Cognos Analytics opens doors to a breadth of company data, tight controls are in place that can govern who has access to what. For any number of reasons, departments throughout the enterprise might...

January 10, 2018

5 Reasons Your CEO Prefers Data On A Dashboard

by Colin Quinn

The days of CEOs waiting for the delivery of a physical report are long gone. Today, many forward-thinking executives are making use of data visuals and dashboards to gain insight into their company, rather than relying on IT.

There are many benefits of CEO dashboards with a connected interface, including the ability to track performance and monitor data, profits, balances, revenues and forecasts all in...

October 17, 2017

The insider's guide to attending Deltek Insight

by Colin Quinn

To gain a competitive career edge, it’s important to make learning an ongoing part of your professional development. Conferences are short and practical opportunities to learn new information, gain knowledge, and make valuable contacts.

Yet, attending a conference can be an intimidating experience, particularly the first time. If you’re planning on taking a day or more out of the office to attend a Deltek...

May 25, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 3 Manufacturing

by Colin Quinn

In our second installment of our three-part series on “Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint,” we discussed the technology behind GCS Premier and the greater reporting and customization offered by switching to Costpoint.

Previous Post: Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 2 Insight



Now, we will discuss our final benefit gained by switching from GCS to...

May 17, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 2 Insight

by Colin Quinn

In our first installment of our three-part series on "Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint" we discussed GCS support and what it means for your business.

Previous Post: Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 1 Support



Now we will discuss another area of concern we've heard from our growing customers - insight. No, not the annual Deltek conference, but the...

May 4, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 1 Support

by Colin Quinn

If you're reading this, chances are you have received a letter mailed from Deltek CEO, Michael Corkery back in October describing Deltek’s future plans for their GCS support services.

The most common concerns we have received have been:

What exactly do the support changes mean for the immediate future? What does this mean for current users?
For now, users do not have anything to be concerned about, sure...

April 24, 2017

5 things to consider when choosing a business intelligence tool for your business

by Colin Quinn

Selecting the right BI technology has never been more important.


As Gartner indicated, there is shift away from IT-led Business Intelligence to Self-Service Analytics. That trend continues into 2017. Today’s tech-savvy workers are more comfortable then ever using cloud-based and mobile solutions. We live in an instant-gratification society, which means access needs to be available anytime, anywhere. Your...

December 22, 2016

Dashboards: Why Every Business Should Have At Least One

by Colin Quinn

Financial dashboards allow your team to connect to the bigger picture and creates a culture of transparency and accountability.



Although you may not realize it, you use dashboards every single day. The simplest and most common is your phone. When you wake, it tells you what time it is, consequently it also lets you know how long you have to get out of the house. If you drive to work, another great example...

October 13, 2016

Major TM1 Servers Outages to Begin in November 2016

by Colin Quinn

On November 24, 2016 your TM1 and Cognos Express servers will become inaccessible to your users!



Why is this happening?
The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate bundled with IBM TM1 and Cognos Express expire on November 24, 2016. This certificate is used to encrypt communication between clients and the TM1 server.

IBM’s Urgent Message to all on premise Cognos TM1 and Cognos Express Customers...

August 5, 2016

You’ve Chosen Business Software, Now What? The Importance of Training

by Colin Quinn

So you’ve made the tough choice, selected your software, implementation is now underway and you are shortly due to go live. So much to organize and prepare for and often the most critical and overlooked process of incorporating end-user training is forgotten – arguably the most important piece. Unless your staff are properly trained on using your new software, you cannot expect to reap the full benefits of...

April 18, 2016

Collect it, store it, crunch it, display it..

by Colin Quinn

Collect it, store it, crunch it, display it…
Big Data and Business Intelligence Dashboards have recently seemed more like a game of candy crush rather than a display that businesses use everyday. This past year, big data finally hit its stride, creating a rift between companies who store it on the shelf and those who use it to innovate their business.

"Shelving" that data for “someday” use or...

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