Sunday, September 20, 2009

Deltek, Inc. - Investor Relations - Financial Press Release

Deltek, Inc. - Investor Relations - Financial Press Release: "Deltek,... announced today that it has appointed Jim Dellamore as its new Executive Vice President, Global Services. In this position, Mr. Dellamore will be responsible for the strategic and operational direction of Deltek’s Global Services organization. Mr. Dellamore will report directly to Kevin Parker, Deltek’s president and CEO."

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Deltek Partners with SilkRoad technology to Expand Its Human Resources Solution for Government Contractors

Deltek Partners with SilkRoad technology to Expand Its Human Resources Solution for Government Contractors: "Deltek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PROJ), the leading provider of enterprise applications software for project-focused businesses, today announced that it has signed a reseller partnership with SilkRoad technology to expand the human resources capabilities within Deltek Costpoint. Deltek will integrate SilkRoad’s best-of-breed Life Suite of talent management solutions with Deltek’s Costpoint Human Resources (HR) module. Deltek and SilkRoad already have more than 20 common customers using both companies’ technology to manage the end-to-end human resources process."

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"In today’s world, finding, retaining and developing top talent is a strategic priority for government contractors. Companies that embrace solutions and processes for attracting and nurturing talent have a competitive advantage over their peers. This enhanced Costpoint HR solution will enable government contractors to find the most qualified candidates and integrate them into the organization as fast as possible so they can have the right resources in place as new contracts are awarded. The Life Suite offers deep capabilities that include:

  • Advanced recruiting functionality that integrates with thousands of online job boards to quickly find the best, most-qualified candidates to fill critical positions – including those that require advanced security clearances
  • Employee onboarding to get newly-hired resources up and running quickly so they can be productive on day one
  • Flexible performance management with multi-rater/360 degree assessments, succession planning and development planning to keep employees engaged in their professional development
  • Robust learning management tools that can be personalized to each individual employee to continuously enhance employee skills and better position the company to win new contracts
  • Powerful employee intranet and content management providing one central source for department-specific data, materials and company information

All of these capabilities work together with Costpoint to maximize the time-to-value for getting employees as productive as possible in the shortest amount of time while creating a positive experience for employees and reducing stress on managers.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Deltek, the industry-standard enterprise applications provider for government contractors,” said Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski, CEO of SilkRoad technology. “The combination of our market-leading HR capabilities – that complement Deltek’s already deep HR functionality – with Deltek’s flagship Costpoint solution gives government contractors all the tools they need to find and retain the best talent.”

“In the competitive world of government contracting, what sets great companies apart are their employees,” said Jim Rogers, Market Vice President, Government Contracting. “Deltek’s Costpoint solution has long had deep capabilities for effectively managing employees. However, with the announcement of this partnership, we have taken the solution to a new level by ensuring that the right individuals are hired, trained, and developed as quickly as possible, so government contractors can rapidly and effectively execute projects for the Federal Government.”

About Deltek

Deltek® (NASDAQ: PROJ) is the leading provider of enterprise applications software designed specifically for project-focused businesses. For more than two decades, our software applications have enabled organizations to automate mission-critical business processes around the engagement, execution and delivery of projects. More than 12,000 customers worldwide rely on Deltek to measure business results, optimize performance, streamline operations and win new business. Visit www.deltek.com.

About SilkRoad technology

SilkRoad technology, inc. provides software as a service (SaaS) solutions that significantly improve the talent within its more than 1000 customers across the globe. Through SilkRoad’s Life Suite™, an integrated talent management solution, companies are able to hire better employees, identify high and low performers, drive a pay-for-performance culture and improve employee tenure. The SilkRoad Life Suite includes OpenHire™ for recruiting management, RedCarpet™ for employee onboarding and life events, WingSpan™ for flexible employee performance management, GreenLight™ for learning management, and Eprise™ for employee intranets and content management.

SilkRoad technology is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC with offices in Bedford, MA; Chicago, IL; West Long Branch, NJ; Jacksonville, Florida; Alberta, Canada; Singapore, Republic of Singapore; Sydney, Australia and Hamburg, Germany. More information is available on the Web at www.silkroad.com or by phone: U.S. toll free at 866-329-3363 or internationally at +1-336-201-5100."


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Deltek Selects Informatica to Archive Costpoint Financial Systems

Deltek Selects Informatica to Archive Costpoint Financial Systems: "Informatica, the leading independent provider of data integration software and services, today announced that Deltek has chosen the Informatica Data Archive solution to support Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE:SAI), a large user of the Deltek Costpoint financial management and project accounting software, to manage data growth, reduce infrastructure costs and enhance performance."


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"Deltek Costpoint is industry-leading software designed specifically to meet the business needs of sophisticated project-driven organizations and is used by more than 12,000 customers. Deltek Costpoint customers using the Informatica Data Archive are able to reduce storage costs and increase application performance while ensuring the integrity of critical business information. In addition, by removing inactive data from the Deltek application and lowering overall data volume, customers are able to streamline backups, upgrades, and routine maintenance to improve Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Informatica Data Archive for Deltek Costpoint provides a comprehensive archiving solution designed specifically to meet the business needs of sophisticated, project-driven organizations.

"This year we're expecting a significant increase in the size of our production database, so we needed to continue being proactive about managing our database performance," explains Greg Clare, vice president and director of Systems Engineering for SAIC IT Services. "As one of the largest Costpoint users, it was important for us to choose a scalable archiving solution that is specifically designed for our application."

Informatica is Deltek's preferred archiving partner and the only solution that provides pre-packaged accelerators across the most popular Deltek modules including: AP Vouchers, Cash Receipts, Journal Entries and Requisitions, and Deltek Time and Expense with Employee Self-Service. These accelerators dramatically reduce time-to-value by deciphering complex, proprietary data models, managing cross-module dependencies, and identifying key business entities logical (e.g. invoice, PO, etc.) that are the most relevant candidates for archiving.

"We're excited to provide the most complete Deltek Costpoint archiving solution on the market," said Adam Wilson, general manager, ILM, Informatica "Leading customers like SAIC that are looking for a way to cost effectively handle ever increasing data volumes, while meeting long term data access and retention requirements are turning to Informatica."

"Informatica's Data Archive solution provides Costpoint customers with a powerful way to manage data growth," says Richard Lowrey, executive vice president, Products and Strategy, Deltek. "Together Deltek and Informatica provide a solution enabling customers to further their business goals while reducing IT spend."

Informatica Data Archive for Deltek Costpoint is part of a suite of enterprise data management solutions covering data archiving, test data management, data privacy, application retirement and divestitures. The solutions are optimized for use with applications from vendors including Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel and Deltek as well as custom and third-party applications. These offerings manage the data lifecycle by helping IT align the business value of information with the most appropriate and cost effective IT infrastructure to manage it.

For more information, visit the Informatica Data Archive page.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the leading independent provider of data integration software and services. With Informatica, organizations can gain greater business value by integrating all their information assets from across the enterprise. More than 3,600 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data integration needs of varying complexity and scale. For more information, call +1 650 385 5000 (1 800 653 9871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com.

Note: Informatica and Informatica Data Archive are trademarks or registered trademarks of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Informatica Corporation
Deborah Wiltshire
+1 650 385 5360
Mobile: +1 650 862 8186
dwiltshire@informatica.com"

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Job Posting: SAIC openings

SAIC is looking for a Rapid Project Conversion Team Consultant and a Time & Expense Analyst. You can apply for these positions here and here.


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Friday, May 30, 2008

Cognos Honors Global Partners For Excellence In Performance Management Innovation

 

Technology Partner of the Year: Noetix

By establishing themselves as an important part of the Cognos/Oracle integration strategy, Noetix was selected as Technology Partner of Year. The Noetix Generator provides a connector that automatically generates business intelligence content from enterprise applications...

Global System Integrator Partner of the Year: Accenture

Accenture was selected as Global SI Partner of the Year due to its commitment to Cognos, its extensive investment in training and for developing leading industry-focused solutions. Accenture was also the top revenue-producing GSI partner for Cognos this past year.

Global Alliance Partner of the Year: Deloitte

Deloitte was selected as Global Alliance Partner of the Year for its key strategic alliance with Cognos, which has resulted in both companies’ strong success in the performance management market. Through their understanding and commitment to IBM Cognos products, Deloitte is helping Cognos clients deliver innovative, high-value solutions that solve industry-specific business challenges.

The Powered by IBM Cognos Software Partner Solution Award is given to partners for developing outstanding solutions based on Cognos products.  This year the top Powered by Cognos Award for all Alliances was awarded to BearingPoint for their work in developing and marketing the POM Budget solution for the United States Department of Defense.

Cognos Honors Global Partners For Excellence In Performance Management Innovation


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Interview: IBM Cognos chief Rob Ashe | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com

Interesting Rob Ashe interview @ ZDNet.com:

Ashe said part of the reason the industry grew up so quickly was that customers were looking to BI applications to squeeze returns out of ERP systems. Today, it’s clear that ERP systems are about automating transactions, but BI is the real differentiator because it optimizes the business. That realization is one reason why Oracle and SAP bought BI companies.

[...]

IBM’s approach to BI is to take Cognos and integrate it into the so-called information life cycle. In other words, IBM will take Cognos and layer its performance management software on top of its information server, data quality tools, storage and data warehousing applications. “They (SAP and Oracle) are selling transaction environment. We’re selling data and information management independent of transaction.”

[...]

“Most enterprises have performance management already, but are looking for more centralized capability to get a single strategic view of data.”

Interview: IBM Cognos chief Rob Ashe | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com


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Robot as teacher

Deltek User Conference coverage from Nick Wakeman at Washington Technology:

Deltek took over the Opryland complex with 4,000 attendees. It was an impressive sight to see that many people focused on one set of products. I went to the opening session on Tuesday, thinking this was going to be the big sales pitch.

Sure there was some rah-rah stuff, but it was not obnoxious. Kevin Parker, the CEO, gave a good overview of the company and where it is headed. Look for more on that in an upcoming issue of WT.

Robot as teacher


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NASA's publicly accessible workforce information Cognos PowerPlay cubes - InformationWeek

NASA has public Cognos PowerPlay cubes accessible online containing all its workforce data available here.

The Workforce Strategy Division in the Office of Human Capital Management provides updated WICN Cubes every two weeks. The cubes contain multiple dimensions - any of which can be dragged over to replace the row or column currently shown. Clicking on a row or column label will drill down to a lower level of detail.

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Who Works Where?
Locations, occupations, grades, salaries, demographics of NASA employees. This information comes from the personnel/ payroll system.

Who Works on What?
Deployment of the workforce across all the Agency’s missions, themes, programs and projects. This information comes from the Agency’s labor distribution system

and more...

Found in a related article about NASA's retiring workforce woes:

The average age of NASA employees is 46.2 years and rising, and the space agency forecasts that more than 4,000 of its full-time workers will retire over the next six years [...]

It's easy enough to see the demographic data that's driving NASA in this direction. The agency makes its workforce data publicly available via Cognos PowerPlay business-intelligence software. You can view NASA's workforce data cubes on the NASA site here.

Social Networking As Rocket Science - Startup City Blog - InformationWeek


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Social Networking for government contractors: Deltek Partners with mySBX

 

Deltek... announced that it will be sponsoring two on-line communities within the mySBX destination portal to help Government contractors connect, collaborate and share information and opportunities to enable their businesses to grow.

[...] mySBX is a destination portal that will enable users to grow their businesses, find new opportunities and access content specifically built for their industry. Enabled by a first-of-its-kind collaborative platform, government contractors are able to partner, share information, exchange billable opportunities and access valuable insight into best-of-breed vendors and services.

[...] Deltek is sponsoring two cornerstone communities: Earned Value Management (EVM) and Cost Accounting Systems. Some of the many features of these communities include an "Artifacts" section for hosting documents and training materials, a "Directories" section of constantly updated and ranked source for community key players, as well as sections for service and technology providers, government agencies, useful websites and company professional associations. There are tools for managing upcoming events, conferences, training and user meetings. In addition, webinars are offered to help users stay on top of topic issues as well as journals, articles, research capabilities, on-line books and blogs. Users can even utilize an "Ask the Expert" section to access a group of on-line industry professionals to help with designating the top contributions in each area to maximize their mySBX community experience.

PR-USA.net - Deltek Partners with mySBX to Enable Government Contractors to Connect and Collaborate in New and In


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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cognos will protect its partners, says executive | COMPUTERWORLD

More comments on the Cognos partner eco-system business model:

Cognos partners needn't worry about being swamped by the over 90,000 members of IBM's PartnerWorld program. Cognos partners will be protected, and IBM partners wanting to sell Cognos will need to apply to join the Cognos program like any other partner.

Cognos will protect its partners, says executive | COMPUTERWORLD KENYA


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IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence: The Official Guide

In bookstores now! Available on Amazon.

John Daniel Associates (JDA), a Platinum Reseller and accredited Cognos partner, has announced the release of the first Cognos 8 Business Intelligence (BI) book, IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence: The Official Guide. The book is published by McGraw-Hill and is the only book IBM Cognos recognizes as official representation of its Cognos 8 BI solution. The book is authored by Dan Volitich, president and owner of John Daniel Associates. It debuts today at Cognos Forum 2008 in Las Vegas

John Daniel Associates, Inc. Announces Authoring and Release of: IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence: The Official Guide


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Sunday, May 11, 2008

IBM Plans To Double Cognos Sales In Under Three Years - IT Channel - IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness

As IBM moves to integrate Cognos, some partners had been concerned about their future role:

IBM Plans To Double Cognos Sales In Under Three Years - IT Channel - IT Channel News by CRN and VARBusiness: "To grow the Cognos market IBM wants to increase the amount of Cognos-related consulting services available in the marketplace. 'This is actually a tremendous opportunity for our partners,' Zeledon said, citing performance management and data integration as consulting service examples.

IBM intends to use a controlled distribution model to "preserve the Cognos ecosystem," Zeledon said. IBM will not automatically make Cognos products available to the 90,000 members of IBM's PartnerWorld channel partner program. Such a move could create "a dilution of the [Cognos] ecosystem" because many won't know the technology or add sufficient value, the Cognos executive said. PartnerWorld members that want to resell or work with Cognos products will have to apply to Cognos to do so."

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Forrester Information Management Blog

Forrester Research has an interesting blog post that puts BI in the context of a management consulting initiative rather than a stand-alone IT project, focusing on Cognos' new CXO access through IBM's strategy consulting relationships.

...Business intelligence (BI) is still very much an art, less so a science (see our latest "It’s Time To Reinvent Your BI Strategy" and "Strong Partners Are Key To Successful BI Initiatives" research reports), is causing vendors with significant BI product portfolio to lead the trend. Most notable relevant transactions were the acquisition of PwC Consulting by IBM and Knightsbridge by HP. These acquisitions allowed IBM and HP to take their rightful place alongside with Accenture, CGEY, Deloitte, Bearing Point and others as generic, vendor neutral management consultants with strong BI capabilities.

The trend is far from over. Now that SAP, Oracle and Microsoft moved into big time, stack independent, heterogeneous BI products, it most probably won't be long before they acquire a large management consulting firm with strong BI capabilities, or one of hundreds boutique BI consultancies that are out there and are doing extremely well. SAP, Oracle, Microsoft desperately need these management consulting capabilities to continue to compete effectively with IBM. If they don't, IBM will always have that one advantage and strong differentiation.

Forrester Information Management Blog


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