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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.

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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...

March 6, 2017

How to.. Land your first Government Contract

by Colin Quinn

You don’t need to be a "big dog" like Lockheed Martin or General Dynamics to land a government contract.



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5 Simple Tips to Win and Keep Government Contracts




Most people think about government contracting only in terms of defense contracting, but the government buys everything from printing to paper plates. Basically, all the same supplies and services that every other...

January 30, 2017

Why are Budgeting and Forecasting Important to Your Business?

by Colin Quinn

Budgeting and forecasting are the two single most important undertakings you can do for your business. They are also two of the least popular jobs people rarely look forward to starting. Taking the time to make an workable budget and to accurately forecast can mean the difference between failure and success for your business.

When done poorly, budgets and forecasts not only become futile, but they also...

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...

November 18, 2016

Deltek Insight 2016 - Top 5 Takeaways

by Colin Quinn

Each year, Insight gets bigger and better – with new content, more hands-on time with product and industry experts, unmatched networking opportunities and unique experiences and 2016 was no exception.

Sadly, Insight 2016 has come to an end - If your anything like us your rummaging through your stack of business cards, trying to get Sugar Ray and LoCash songs out of your head, and trying to figure out...

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...

September 14, 2016

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Deltek Insight 2016!

by Colin Quinn

Deltek Insight provides the information you need to align the most critical areas of your business – your projects and your people. Join us for three days of incredible sessions, endless networking opportunities, exciting keynote speakers and, of course, some fun!

Here are five reasons why you should attend:

1. Sneak peeks of future product releases and features
Deltek always waits to announce "big...

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...

June 24, 2016

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Costpoint

by Colin Quinn

Here are some considerations to encourage you to replace or at least reduce mouse habits and start using shortcut keys extensively..

1.Efficiency
It is generally acknowledged by tech guru's that you can increase your productivity and accomplish more tasks by using the keyboard instead of mouse. In other words, it’s easier and gets your job done faster:). Take for example the task of selecting all the text in...

June 13, 2016

How Employee Software Training Can Help Your Company Meet Its Goals

by Colin Quinn

Successful organizations are always searching for more efficient and better ways to reach goals faster. If business development training isn’t number one on your list priorities for this year, then your company could be missing out on crucial business benefits.

Fact: Smarter employees make for more successful businesses. The importance of emerging technology, such as employee software training, lies in...

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