Leading South African engineering and management consulting firm goes live on Deltek Vision on time and on budget, and breaks a commonly held myth that business management implementations always take longer than planned
LONDON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 27, 2010 — Deltek, (Nasdaq: PROJ) the leading provider of enterprise application software and solutions for project–focused businesses, today announced that WSP Africa (PTY) Limited – a subsidiary of WSP Group plc – has gone live on Deltek Vision on time and on budget. Deltek Vision is an integrated, affordable and easy to use business management application that automates critical business processes including finance, project management, sales and customer relationship management.
Established in South Africa in 1956, WSP Africa has grown through strategic development into one of the largest African consultancy groups employing over 750 people. WSP operates as a specialist in the property, environmental, transportation and infrastructure, and industrial sectors, providing a full range of services from planning through to design, implementation and maintenance. Because of its multi-disciplinary capability, WSP Africa offers fully-integrated delivery teams to both local and global clients and has a strong commitment to local business development and sustainability in all of the countries where they operate. WSP selected Deltek Vision in 2009.
“There's a myth that the implementation of a business management solution cannot be achieved on time and on budget,” said Doug Kennaugh, CIO of WSP Africa. “While that may be the case for many enterprise applications, Deltek Vision is a truly flexible solution that literally works out of the box. We quickly got to grips with the functionality and, together with the assistance of their world-class consultants, we were up and running with the implementation within days of purchasing the software. Although we extended the scope, with careful project management we have managed to deliver the additional requirements within the original budget. The additional scope enables us to embed our Quality Management Procedures within Deltek Vision, improving efficiency and enforcing compliance, streamlining our operations and providing better information to support decision making.”
“We are excited to enter this new phase of our company’s development, aligning our disparate systems and processes to create the unified company that we now need, to drive the business forward,” added Andrew Mather, CEO of WSP Africa. “The company’s significant growth in both local and global markets has driven our need for a single enterprise-wide solution to create a solid foundation for further growth and acquisition. Deltek Vision has delivered a flexible, dynamic, yet consistent operational process model, which was able to span international boundaries thus enabling our business to deliver clear-cut goals, the highest quality professional services and ultimately complete customer satisfaction.”
“The implementation with WSP went very well,” said Phil Kirkham, Business Director at Deltek. “Working with people who are expert project managers in their own field certainly makes delivering projects on time and on budget much easier. Total customer satisfaction is a core aim of the Deltek business model, and we will work closely with WSP into the future to continue to evolve Deltek Vision to meet the needs of WSP and our other Vision customers.”
For more information, please visit http://www.WSPgroup.co.za
About WSP Africa
WSP Group plc is one of the world’s fastest-growing design, engineering and management consultancies, employing more than 10,000 people worldwide. Specialising in property, transport, industrial and environmental projects, we work with clients to create built and natural environments for the future. As a subsidiary of WSP Group plc and one of the largest multidiscipline engineering consultancies in Africa, WSP Africa offers to its clients all the benefits of a global organisation. We are the outstanding supplier of specialist and integrated services and we maintain our place at the forefront of technology through networking our many operating companies across the African continent and Indian Ocean Islands. WSP is rated in the top 5 Engineering Consultancies in both South Africa and Europe, top 10 world-wide, and won highest rated multi-disciplined engineering consultant in South Africa – PMR Awards 2009
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 organisations 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, optimise performance, streamline operations and win new business. Visit www.deltek.com.
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