British engineering firm will use Deltek to streamline business processes, enhance profitability, and increase its competitive advantage in the marketplace
LONDON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 9, 2013 — Deltek, Inc., the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, today announced that British engineering firm Robert West has chosen Deltek’s purpose-built ERP solution Deltek Vision to streamline its business processes, enhance its profitability, and increase its competitive advantage in the marketplace. Robert West will use Deltek Vision to reduce its administration time, improve efficiencies, and allow the company to focus on what it does best – winning new projects and delivering those projects on time and on budget for its customers.
Robert West is a London-based engineering firm specialising in buildings, transportation and infrastructure projects throughout the United Kingdom. Robert West provides services to both public and private sector clients including Network Rail, London Underground, Barratt, Higher and Secondary education organisations and a number of national developers and contractors.
Initially, Robert West was looking for an off-the-shelf package to manage its projects better, but quickly realised that Deltek Vision could deliver unprecedented benefits by unifying the company’s operations and delivering one ‘single source of the truth’ into ongoing operations and company performance.
Because Deltek Vision is a complete solution, it will enable the company to integrate and manage the key functional elements of its organisation, specifically financial management and project and resource planning. Because Deltek Vision is purpose-built for engineering firms, it will allow Robert West to both streamline its business processes, such as booking time against projects, as well as deliver visibility into all aspects of the company’s operations. By optimising its processes, Robert West will enhance its WIP reporting, revenue recognition, and ultimately improve its project and company profitability.
“From the beginning, we were impressed that Deltek and its solutions could speak our language. Deltek software will reduce our risk and give us visibility into the areas of a project where we need to focus. With Deltek Vision, we are rationalising our technology and streamlining our business so we will be on top of our deliveries – and that will directly benefit our profitability. We will be able to see in a matter of seconds what is going on in our projects and can manage them more effectively. We anticipate that we will be able to bill an additional 20 hours a month from our directors by reducing the administrative effort. At the same time, Deltek Vision will give us the agility to compete on the same stage as larger engineering practices and give us a competitive advantage over the big firms,” said Tim Williams, Managing Director, Robert West.
“Deltek Vision was built to automate the business processes of architecture and engineering firms and to deliver information on the profitability of all resources and projects. Robert West turned to Deltek to streamline its business and gain competitive advantage in an extremely tough market. We are extremely satisfied to be able to add another successful engineering firm to our comprehensive list of engineering firms globally and look forward to partnering with them as they continue to grow their profitability,” said Neil Davidson, Managing Director, Deltek UK.
About Robert West
Robert West is a medium sized practice with offices providing national coverage through England and Wales. They comprise of consulting civil, structural and transportation engineers, delivering building, infrastructure, transport, civil engineering and rail projects. http://www.robertwest.co.uk/
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