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Deltek New Product Announcements

Posted by Mike Anderson on Mon, May 24, 2010 @ 01:32 PM

I'm just back from the 2010 version of the Deltek Insight conference.  This year's event was held in National Harbor, MD just outside Washington D.C.  The location of the event allowed many "beltway" businesses to attend as well as draw on some local resources.  As a result, the number of and quality of the conference break-out sessions was outstanding.  Deltek was able to announce many new products including those that are being introduced in 2010 to enhance their GCS Premier product line.  One of the more interesting new products for me was the Mobile Time product.  This product allows the user to enter their time, in complete compliance with DCAA guidelines, using their smart phone.   With the reliance on smart phones growing with all business users, this makes perfect sense.  Now each employee can use an App on their phone and record their time in full compliance with government regulations.  The new govWin program is slightly confusing at first glance.  This is because Deltek used to have a program called Govwin that was renamed Costpoint CRM and the new govWin is now a website to connect large and small contractors on government opportunities.  The new govWin is similar to a LinkedIn or Facebook but relative to the world of government contracting.  The last of the major product introductions is the Budgeting and Planning module.  This product provides powerful planning tools, program management tools and forecasting tools.  There is too much to cover in this blog but I'm always happy to discuss this with you if you call me.  I can be reached at 303-867-8125.
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Topics: Government Contract, Deltek, Deltek GCS Premier


Looking for a Deltek GCS Expert

Posted by Mike Anderson on Tue, May 11, 2010 @ 11:55 AM

The good news is that Tech Biz is growing.  As a result, we have a need for someone with experience in Deltek GCS software.  We ideally would like someone with extensive experience in the software including not only operating the software but also in installing the software.  Obviously, operational knowledge is primary and installation can easily be learned if needed but we would prefer to not have to go through this training if we can avoid it.  Ideally we would like this person to have a degree in accounting and experience with operating government accounting systems including determining indirect rates, extensive knowledge of FAR, knowledge of GAAP, knowledge of timekeeping systems and other government accounting requirements.  It would be nice, but not necessary, if this person were a registered CPA and/or a former DCAA auditor.  I know this is asking a lot, but here at Tech Biz we pride ourselves in being the best.  If you fit this description, or know someone who fits this description, then please contact either Dave Donley or Mike Anderson immediately. 
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Topics: Tech BizSolutions, DCAA accounting, Deltek, Deltek GCS Premier


Deltek Insight 2010

Posted by Mike Anderson on Tue, May 11, 2010 @ 08:50 AM

Well, it's time again.  Deltek's annual Conference of users and prospective users is next week in Washington D.C.  This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the Deltek accounting software, learn about new releases and to network with existing users.  This is a time to learn more about government contract management.  Yes, it tends to be a little expensive, they charge $1,300 in addition to the travel expenses required.  The return is that all of the "experts" from the Deltek organization are in one place and you can easily get any questions answered about the software, its capabilities or meet potential customers or partners.  They offer excellent conference sessions on everything from details such as "Pool Structures for every Client Level" to "Surviving a Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Audit".  Tech Biz will be doing one of the seminar sessions entitled "The Art and Science of Indirect Rates".  Dave Donley will be presenting this topic.  Dave, as many of you know, is highly knowledgeable in the area of indirect rates and has an extensive career in government contracting.  If you don't have the time or money to attend Insight 2010 but would like to learn more about Dave's presentation, please either call me at 303-867-8125 or e-mail me at manderson@techbizsolutions.com and I will fill you in. 
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Topics: government consulting, DCAA, government contract management, Deltek