The latest release of Deltek Vision enables A&E firms to gain greater visibility into resources and projects, tighter control over critical processes and deeper insight into business performance
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 16, 2012 — Deltek, Inc. today announced the release of Vision 7 – the newest version of its industry-leading project-based ERP solution for architecture and engineering (A&E) firms around the world. Vision 7, built for managing the complete project lifecycle, enables A&E firms to gain greater visibility, tighter control and deeper insight into their business, empowering them to work more efficiently, manage more effectively and deliver more successful projects for customers.
Deltek worked closely with its more than 5,000 Deltek Vision customers to develop Vision 7, a new release that takes visibility, control and business insight to new levels. Vision 7 delivers:
- Greater Visibility: Vision 7 delivers greater visibility into the critical business drivers of an A&E firm – clients, resources, projects, financials – providing an integrated, comprehensive view into the total performance of the firm. Information in Vision 7 is more accessible than ever to decision-makers, empowering them with the knowledge they need to plan more accurately and make positive adjustments to operational plans as the business changes. Greater visibility enables firms to plan correctly the first time and keep everything on track to hit revenue and profitability targets. For international A&E firms, Vision 7 provides the visibility to monitor and manage their global operations and deliver projects in multiple countries around the world.
- Tighter Control: Vision 7 delivers tighter control by enabling firms to respond more quickly and effectively within Deltek Vision when changes happen such as winning new clients, starting a new project, responding to client requests, and changing a project’s scope. Vision 7 offers new contract management features that deliver tighter control and more transparency over the contract process among sales, finance and project management. These capabilities improve the coordination around managing contracts so no steps are missed in the contract process and profitable projects can be started and delivered on time. Vision 7 also provides tighter connections between time collection and project accounting that converts time worked to cash collected more efficiently than ever before. With additional core accounting features also part of Vision 7, including preformatted EFT and Direct Deposit emails and online check reviews, firms will accelerate cash flow, deliver consistent margins and reduce errors.
- Deeper Insight: Vision 7.0 delivers deeper insight into all areas of operations, including a professional services firm’s greatest asset, its people. With Vision 7, attributes such as location, discipline, and skill set can be assigned to resources giving project managers the ability to reserve and assign the best resources to specific projects, ensuring projects are planned correctly before they start.
Another key addition to the Vision 7 product family is Deltek Vision Navigator, a new project management portal for project managers that delivers all the capabilities they need to plan, manage, monitor and measure their projects from any browser-based device. Vision Navigator benefits the project manager by giving them all of the information they need to successfully deliver projects. Vision Navigator works seamlessly with Vision 7 and Vision 6.2, and is available today.
“As an ENR Top 500 firm, we need to be more efficient than ever before and have a team that is distributed in the field across the United States,” said JJ Brantingham, Partner and CIO at Sebesta Blomberg. “In our fast moving and mobile world, it is critical that our project managers and decision-makers have access to the information they need, when they need it, to deliver innovative projects for our customers – and that is just what Deltek Vision Navigator provides. We use Vision and Vision Navigator as the foundation for how we deliver projects and manage our business. We applaud Deltek’s commitment to continuously enhancing their solutions for A&E firms, and the new solutions Deltek recently launched clearly shows that Deltek is a great partner for our future.”
“Deltek Vision is our world-class project-based ERP solution purpose-built for A&E firms, and our new version provides our customers with even more visibility and insight into their business, and greater control over their organizations. With the release of Vision Navigator, we are also delivering a project management dashboard integrated with Vision that empowers the mobile project manager with vital information on the health of the projects they are managing so they can keep all aspects of projects on track. Our Vision suite makes our customers more nimble, so they can plan correctly the first time, make the best decisions, deliver profitable projects, and stay ahead of the competition," said Namita Dhallan, EVP of Product Strategy and Engineering for 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. 15,000 organizations and 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimize resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more.®