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January 25, 2019

(Myth-busting) 3 Common Accounting Myths in Manufacturing

by Colin Quinn

What if I told you that everything you learned in school was wrong.. Ok, not everything but most things as it relates to accounting in manufacturing. Let's dive into the three most common myths people have about accounting in manufacturing - myths that, often throw your business off balance and create major problems.



Inventory is an asset


Direct labor is consistent


Making (or Buying) more...

September 12, 2018

Deltek Insight - 5 Things To Know Before You Go

by Colin Quinn

To gain a competitive edge, it’s important to make learning and development an ongoing part of your professional development. Attending a conference like Deltek Insight provides a short and practical opportunity to learn new information, gain additional knowledge, and make valuable contacts.

Yet, attending a conference can be a costly and time-consuming experience. If you are planning on taking a day or more...

August 29, 2018

Top 3 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss Deltek Insight 2018

by Colin Quinn

Deltek Insight is the largest global conference for project-focused professionals. Kinetek is a proud Platinum sponsor of Deltek Insight 2018 in Dallas, TX. Join us November 5th – 8th for three days of peer networking, incredible sessions, and exciting entertainment.



Register for Deltek Insight 2018 and save $100 off of your registration using promo code KINETEK. Available for the first 15 users only -...

August 6, 2018

Top 10 Reasons to upgrade to Cognos Analytics (Cognos 11)

by Colin Quinn

Thoughts?

IBM Cognos(11) Analytics was released at the end of 2015 and offered the same functionality available in Cognos 10, but with a new and improved user interface that is both modern in look and feel and easier to navigate. This new user interface has a greater focus on providing a better user experience while promoting self-service and still delivering the Business Intelligence capabilities we all...

June 13, 2018

9th 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 report exhibited a cautious optimism that the industry was climbing towards its strongest level in years. This year, that optimism has been proven in full, both profits and growth have grown exponentially and organizations now project double-digit growth into the foreseeable future.

This...

May 14, 2018

The 5 BIG Benefits of IBM Cognos Analytics for Dashboards

by Colin Quinn

In today’s data-driven business environment you need the ability to recognize and seize opportunities in real-time. Your team's need to stay agile and focused - ready to rapidly engage and adjust your business strategies to reach your goals. To be successful, your teams need to be connected and have collaborative access to valuable corporate data, metrics, and information. The only way to get ALL the things...

March 19, 2018

Why now is the best time for Manufacturers to upgrade to Deltek Costpoint

by Colin Quinn

There are many reasons to upgrade from GCS to Costpoint but for manufacturers, the benefits gained by migrating systems remains unparalleled.

GCS Premier does not support manufacturing, not even the basics. Most GCS users are forced to use an outside manual solution to address there manufacturing needs. However, in GCS you can order and stock inventory, but the functionality of the bill of materials is not nearly...

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...

November 15, 2017

How to Create a Basic Report in IBM Cognos Analytics

by Colin Quinn

Creating a report

When you create a report, you are actually creating a report specification. The report specification defines the queries and prompts that are used to retrieve data and the layouts and styles used to present the data. For simplicity, the report specification is named by the same name as the report.

This post will cover the basics of creating, validating, and running IBM Cognos Analytics...

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...

August 22, 2017

Top 3 Reasons Why You Can't Afford to Miss Deltek Insight 2017

by Colin Quinn

Deltek Insight is the largest global conference for project focused professionals. Kinetek is a proud Platinum sponsor of Deltek Insight 2017 in Nashville TN. Join us October 23rd - 26th for three days of peer networking, incredible sessions, and exciting entertainment.

Check out our top three reasons why can't afford to miss this year's conference:

1. Networking with Industry Experts
Don't miss out on...

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