Leading Management and Property Consultancy AA Projects Selects Deltek’s Project-based ERP

LONDON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 27, 2013 — Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software for professional services firms and other project-based organisations today announced that AA Projects, a leading UK management and property consultancy, has selected Deltek’s project-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to improve visibility and control across its operations.

As an ambitious, growing company, AA Projects recognised that it needed a complete business system to meet the specific demands of a project-based firm and provide scalability as its project and client portfolio expands. Legacy systems were no longer providing the transparency required to optimise business processes and future-proof profitable project delivery. As a result, AA Projects initiated a market assessment to procure an ERP system to manage its business.

Following a rigorous assessment of several vendors, Deltek was selected to enable process improvements, manage and reduce costs, reduce project risk, ensure better resource utilisation, and provide accurate forecasting capabilities. With Deltek in place, AA Projects will unite its financial and project management requirements onto a common platform and database, providing the entire business with one version of the truth and a reduction in overall administration.

Deltek supports the end-to-end operations of a project-based business, from proposal to billing. Inherent best practices and robust process controls are built in to better enable staff and management to optimise service delivery and ensure profitability. The fully integrated Deltek ERP solution offers deep functionality including: CRM, HR, Project Planning and Scheduling, Financials, Time & Expense, Billing, Reporting, Dashboards and Mobile Access. A key capability for AA Projects are Deltek’s dashboard and analytics canvasses, which provide the company’s management team with clear visibility and status as to key financial and project delivery metrics.

“The selection of a new ERP was a very important decision for our business. As we grew, we recognised the need for a foundation system that optimises our processes and provides transparency so we are enabled to make robust business decisions. However, we are also a nimble business, so ensuring we have the flexibility to adapt our processes over time, and plan and deliver each and every project to its individual scope is important to us, and this is just not possible with the generic ERP solutions we also looked at. Deltek is purpose-built for project-based businesses; the company’s decades of experience in this sector ensure that not only its products, but also its people, understand our business model and goals. We are confident we have chosen the right partner for our business moving forward,” said Neil Grindrod, Finance Director at AA Projects.

“We are very excited to have AA Projects join our network of professional service clients. From day one, the company approached the ERP selection process with great rigour and focus, and with an eye on the bigger picture about how a solution would need to provide organisational-wide benefits and ROI. It is a huge decision for any SME to buy ERP and we are proud to be chosen as the partner to deliver the complete package of functionality and expertise AA Projects require now and in the future as its business grows,” said Fergus Gilmore, Managing Director, Deltek UK.

About AA Projects

AA Projects is a dynamic and forward thinking management and property consultancy. AA Projects offers a wide range of services including:

- Project Management
- Quantity Surveying
- Building Surveying
- Energy & Sustainability
- Strategic Management
- Facilities Management
- Health & Safety/CDM Co-ordinator.

The consultancy has UK offices in Birmingham, Manchester, London, Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne, and are involved in a range of prestigious UK and International projects.

The company’s mission is to continue to provide a quality, client focused consultancy service, delivering robust and innovative solutions that are supported by best practice. Sustainability plays a major part in its business success and the company is committed to delivering sustainable solutions.

The organisation is focussed on achieving results and emphasis is placed on understanding, interpreting and delivering the vision and aspirations of their clients. www.aaprojects.co.uk

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 16,000 organisations and more than 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimise resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more. ® www.deltek.com and www.deltek.co.uk

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