Deltek Announces General Release of Deltek Vision
Deltek Vision Allows Firms To Secure Greater Efficiency, Collaboration And Profitability Throughout The Entire Project Lifecycle
Herndon, VA — September 30, 2002 — Deltek Systems, Inc. (
www.deltek.com). Deltek, the leading provider of enterprise software and solutions for professional services firms, today announced the general release of Deltek Vision. Deltek Vision is the first Web-based 360-degree business automation solution designed from the ground up for professional services firms, enabling them to attain a seamless and real-time 360-degree view of people, projects, clients, resources and business in action.
Developed in close collaboration with Deltek’s professional services clients, Deltek Vision consolidates and automates core business functions within a single modular solution for everything from client relationship management, proposal development, resource and project planning, employee time and expense, to billing and accounting.
“For 20 years Deltek has met the needs of project-based businesses by designing innovative solutions that deliver real world results of profitability and efficiency,” says Kenneth E. deLaski, President and CEO of Deltek Systems. “The general release of Deltek Vision is both a continuation of that effort as well as a major milestone for our company and our clients. Judging from the feedback from our clients and industry experts to date, the solution has the depth and flexibility needed to become the leading business automation solution for professional services firms across multiple industries.”
Deltek Vision offers an exceptional business fit for professional services firms in a wide range of vertical markets, including architecture and engineering; accounting; consulting & planning; IT services; software & integration; research & development; public relations & advertising; and legal services.
“The product’s Web-based N-tier architecture is scalable and its open foundation allows for rapid deployment as stand-alone modules or a tightly integrated end-to-end solution,” says Eric Brehm, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Deltek PSA Systems. “With its new Interactive Web Architecture (IWA), Deltek Vision delivers a highly interactive application and thanks to the product’s zero client install, users can enjoy universal access in a secure environment.”
“No other company can match Deltek’s domain expertise in project-based businesses and professional services firms gained over the past two decades,” said R. David Hofferberth, research director of the Aberdeen’s Professional Services Automation practice. “It is precisely this depth of experience that enables Deltek to bring to market a true end-to-end PSA solution that, from proposal inception to project completion, will put the company in a very strong position to take full advantage of the market’s continuing rapid growth.”
Deltek has just completed a highly successful Beta program for Deltek Vision. The overall response from prospects and current clients has been extremely strong, with a total of 152 firms having already purchased the product as of September 30, 2002. The product is currently live at 10 client sites.
Feedback from Deltek Vision Clients:
q "Deltek Vision is exactly the kind of application we have been dreaming about for years. We are excited that for the first time we will have a single tool that allows us to not only measure company profitability, but also our client relationships, our projects and our people. We believe Vision will facilitate improved communication and understanding throughout our organization." – Bill Pollock, President, Optimation Technology, a leader in providing automation and information systems for the process and manufacturing industries.”
q "Deltek Vision is so far ahead of anything else out there in the market today. During our short time using the product we have been able to see a measurable increase in our ability to efficiently manage our projects from start to finish. We are eagerly anticipating the subsequent versions of Vision to see how we can tailor that new functionality to continue to streamline our operations” - Pam Ingram, Marketing Coordinator, McFarland-Johnson, Inc., a leader in the planning and design of major transportation and facilities projects since 1946.
q "As an international firm with many offices, integrated systems like Deltek Vision help us collaborate effectively and efficiently. We're looking forward to better productivity, data singularity and more direct delivery of relevant data to the appropriate roles with this next generation product." - Richard L. Nitzsche, Chief Information Officer, Perkins & Will a full-service international architecture, interior design and planning firm.
q "We believe Deltek has a deep understanding of the professional services industry and is pursuing an aggressive strategy in designing and delivering a Web-based solution. In looking for a product that could serve as a fully integrated and comprehensive client relationship tracking and practice development tool that would also be easy to learn and use, Vision was the only solution that truly met our needs." - Alicia Olesinski, Director of Marketing and Practice Development, J.H. Cohn, the nation's 22nd largest independent accounting and consulting firm.
# # #
ABOUT DELTEK SYSTEMS, INC.
Deltek is the leading provider of enterprise software, solutions and consulting to more than 8,000 professional services firms and project-based businesses worldwide. Deltek's solutions encompass client relationship management and proposal automation; employee time and expense; project and resource planning, budgeting and control; accounting and billing; procurement and materials management; human resources management; and e-Business. Integrated services include premium-level customer support and software maintenance, implementation and practice management consulting, and classroom training. For more information, visit Deltek at
www.deltek.com, or call 800/456-2009 in the U.S., or +44 (0) 20 7518 5010 in the U.K.
DELTEK CONTACT INFORMATION:
q Deltek Public Relations: Allen Farber, Press Officer, 800/456-2009, ext. 4544; Cell: 703/598-3585;
q Deltek PR In The US: SheaHedges Group: Nick Findlay, 703/287-7822;
q Deltek PR In The UK/International: Cobalt Blue Marketing Communications LTD: Helen Williamson, +44 (1252) 728040;