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The Top 3 Reasons Services Companies are Leaving Deltek

Professional services companies of all sizes and specialties are abandoning Deltek's cumbersome and dated on-premise solutions. With the cloud revolution, today's professional services businesses expect more — they're moving to the streamlined, integrated, cloud-based simplicity of NetSuite. Here's why:

Services Resource Planning (SRP) Suite Streamlines Business

Today's professional services companies recognise the benefits of integrating processes such as accounting, sales force management and business development with project delivery, human resources, and resource management. Whether you choose to manage Deltek as a traditional on-premise installation or hosted by a 3rd party, the complexity—and cost—of integration remains.

Integrating disparate systems is not only costly, it takes time, requires a diverse set of expertise from multiple vendors, and often results in countless islands of data that don't work the way you want and require duplication of efforts, manual data re-entry or time consuming batch processing of duplicate data. You can end up managing your business on incomplete information and guesswork.

In contrast, NetSuite solutions integrate enterprise resource planning (ERP) and accounting, professional services automation (PSA), and customer relationship management (CRM), capabilities in a single on-demand services resource planning (SRP) application.

Within a single, powerful application, NetSuite connects complete client-facing CRM capabilities with advanced PSA functionality for project delivery, resource management, time and expense tracking and project accounting, and combines each with back-office accounting/ERP. As a result, it allows companies to unite fragmented data and automate processes from end to end. Your employees no longer have to re-enter data in different systems, rectify inconsistent or inaccurate data, or wait for batch updates.

NetSuite provides built-in functionality that Deltek just doesn't offer. NetSuite solutions provides you with one system for business process management and real-time visibility. Our customers tell us that use of NetSuite solutions result in smarter, faster decision-making.

Still prefer to go the best-of-breed route and integrate your systems of choice? NetSuite OpenAir is the leading PSA solution and provide pre-built and custom integration options with leading CRM, ERP, accounting and HR systems. The choice is yours.

Real-Time Financial and Operational Visibility

Driving a professional services firm from quote-to-cash means that valuable information is often spread across multiple departments. When you deploy the hairball of disparate systems required with a Deltek installation, the spread of information means that data is not easily available, resulting in a lack of real-time visibility across key metrics needed to optimise business operations.

In contrast, NetSuite solutions bring all corporate data together in real-time, giving you access to your key perforsance metrics on a customizable, real-time dashboard. As a result, NetSuite enables you to make better, faster decisions. Employees can view and share accurate data in real time, leading to greater collaboration among departments and increased productivity across your business. Professional services firms are up to date on resource utilisation rates and forecasting, the status and profitability of projects, and services revenue can be billed on time with accurate project information. In addition, full visibility into unified client records results in more efficient and highly personalised sales, project delivery, and client management processes.

Cloud-based Solution with Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Deltek solutions force companies to make a choice—either go the traditional, on-premise software route, requiring you to install software on costly hardware and charging you with ongoing upgrades, maintenance and more, or you can outsource this cumbersome on-premise process to a 3rd party hosting and maintenance vendor, removing the need to staff your own internal IT resources, but adding additional costs and yet another vendor to manage. Either way, you bear the substantial upfront costs of the initial software implementation, and you are stuck footing the bill for hardware, servers, databases, as well as upgrade cycles, support, troubleshooting, maintenance and patches. This can all be very expensive. In fact, the cost of implementation, integration and on-going application maintenance in traditional on-premise environments can very quickly outpace the cost of the software itself.

If you choose to run Deltek as a 3rd party hosted solution, there are also data center and availability considerations: Is it a secure data center? What is my uptime/availability guarantee? Is the data center certified? NetSuite's data center and web-native SaaS applications meet all of these criteria and more. NetSuite's data center has been built for the cloud. It has rigorous financial and security certifications including SAS 70 Type II, PCI DSS and EU-Safe Harbor compliance. You get uptime guarantees with a 99.5% Service Level Commitment and availability transparency. Upgrades happen automatically on a set schedule.

With NetSuite's products for professional services, you get solutions that were designed as cloud-based, web-native Software as a Services (SaaS) applications, built for the web—and for professional services—from day 1, with 100% browser-based to support secure access from anywhere, at anytime, by nature supporting on-the-go professional services staff they way they work. There is no on-going cost of maintaining on-premise applications. You pay by the number of users per month. NetSuite manages your application, upgrades the software, and provides Service Level Commitments together with reliable back-ups and restores as standard.

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