What’s your accounting system done for you lately?

Business Improvement, Operations
This month I attended the annual Deltek Insight conference, and learned a good deal more about Vision, Deltek's popular accounting software platform used by a significant slice of the AEE (architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting) market.  The experience has me wondering again why it's so pervasive that organizations don't more fully utilize the capability and functionality of their accounting systems?  A common experience:  buy the system, install it, and get it up and running with core accounting functionality, and then stop - leaving much of the power of information reporting, business analysis, client account and relationship management, and such for another day.  System functionality, user groups, transparency and training are all minimized.  The company acts as if it's determined that using the system as little as possible is the desired outcome.…
Read More

Cinco de Profitabal!

Business Improvement
The fifth of May is a festival in our home - a day for big hats, Mexican food, and celebrating my son Joshua's (easy to remember) birthday.  It's also a time of optimism and renewal here in New England as the sunshine returns, and cool rains (not snow!) usher in a start and stop spring.  Days like these help me to recharge my business and life - as I hope they do yours.  So, out this morning (one foot in front of the other) I worked on priorities for my business and yours.  Here are my thoughts - five projects to focus on now -in pushing for extraordinary: 1) Update the business plan. If your firm is like most there've been plenty of changes, challenges, and distractions over the last…
Read More