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March 2, 2015

5 Simple Tips to Win and Keep Government Contracts

by Colin Quinn

The truth behind many contracting issues happening today is the lurking topic of who is or is not winning government contracts. Industry success or failure is directly dependent upon management and its ability to understand and meet contract scope - the needs and requirements.

How critical are tips and tools within a company to help win and keep government contacts? They're more important than ever in an era...

January 20, 2015

GovCon: Creating a SMB Brand Built for Success

by Colin Quinn

With the 2015 spending bill going into effect, majority of the federal government have filled contracts for 2015. This new year is on track to be a great year for the federal government and small businesses in the govcon space.

When SMB's owners are getting aquatinted with their first federal contracts, they tend to focus solely on their strongest skill sets and overlook the importance of establishing a strong...

January 2, 2015

Importance of Utilizing High Quality Performance Management Infrastructure Software

by Colin Quinn

Majority of today's CIOs and IT decision makers believe infrastructure performance management tools can help improve the efficiency of their IT department, reduce risks, and lower running costs associated with their IT departments. Yet, most CIO and IT managers feel dissatisfied with the current PMI tools they have in place and lack the technical capabilities to administer infrastructure performance management...

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...

October 21, 2014

What Big Data means for The GovCon World

by Colin Quinn

In todays world with the internet of things, you can easily see big data in play when a tailored ad pops up on your Facebook page or a product "you may like" appears on your Amazon page. But how does this transformative technology operate in the GovCon world?

“The rise of big data analytics technology has allowed government agencies to analyze the outcomes of their programs, tighten the efficiency of their...

September 23, 2014

Similarities and Differences Between PA & BI

by Colin Quinn

There is a clear overlap between business intelligence and predictive analytics, I view BI as an affiliate of PA as they share so much in common: they use the same data, often use similar metrics and even sometimes utilize the same tools.

Business intelligence is the world of descriptive analytics: reflective analysis that provides a clear view into the business—reporting on what has happened and what...

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...

August 25, 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Care About ERP

by Colin Quinn

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for too many companies, is just the business management software running in the background. However, for innovative, forward-thinking companies its at the core of your business; you have recognized ERP’s true potential to significantly transform your business processes, add exponential value, and improve your bottom line.

Top five reasons why you should care about your...

July 22, 2014

Time is Money and Downtime is Expensive.

by Colin Quinn

Kinetek's comprehensive portfolio of support services is designed to help you resolve problems more quickly—or even prevent problems before they occur. Whether you want to upgrade your service or extend your technical support coverage, we offer highly skilled technicians who can provide remote or onsite support with a single point of contact.

Protect and extend the life of your software investment with...

July 9, 2014

Decrease Manufacturing Costs with Business Intelligence

by Colin Quinn

Kinetek Manufacturing Performance Analytics (KMPA) extends Kineteks' enterprise management platform to provide actionable, role-based insight to help manufacturing and other organization members see cost-saving opportunities early and often.
A key component to controlling costs in production is evaluating costs before ever reaching production. And yet, lacking the insight needed throughout an organization...

June 11, 2014

The Need for Dashboards in Business Intelligence

by Colin Quinn

Performance and control are two of the most crucial aspects of company management. Today's business world forces managers to pay attention to every detail. Problems begin with collecting and analyzing data, the raw data can often be difficult for any management professional to understand.. - especially if everything else is on that one persons shoulders.

What to do then? Is it even possible to manage the...

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