Leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region selects Deltek ERP in the Cloud to improve practice-wide visibility and operational efficiencies
London, England, July 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced today that it has welcomed renowned landscape architecture firm Cracknell to its global network of over 23,000 clients, including over 12,000 in the built environment industries.
Recent Deltek research indicates that 54% of Middle Eastern project-based firms are planning to invest in cloud technologies in the next five years, as they seek to overcome challenges with project forecasting and real-time information analysis. Cracknell is amongst those ahead of the curve in reviewing its systems infrastructure. The adoption of Deltek’s cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a key enabler for the Cracknell practice to improve transparency and enable collaboration on projects across its five offices.
Utilizing the agility, scalability and robust security credentials of Amazon Web Services, Deltek’s integrated solution connects people, processes, and information across the entire business. Core functionality includes business development, project and resource planning, reporting and dashboards, and multi-currency and multi-company financial management.
“As we implement our strategy for continued expansion, it is crticial that we invest in a cloud-based ERP system to provide accurate, real-time information to all levels of the business across our geographically dispersed offices,” said Phil Elliott, Group Finance & Operations Director at Cracknell. “Following our extensive research, we believe Deltek’s proven track record in our industry and the functionality of the software will enable us to achieve a higher level of overall operational efficiency and timely reporting, which will ultimately provide a positive ROI.”
“The paradigm is shifting in the built environment industry as firms look to utilize technology to advance their internal operations and no longer just their design capabilities. The growing appetite for cloud technologies shows that leading firms such as Cracknell are increasingly focused on being agile, streamlining administration and reporting, and enabling collaboration. Cracknell’s company ethos to focus on quality, project delivery and commitment to their clients signals its intent to continue driving forward and optimize the business,” said Fergus Gilmore, Deltek’s VP and Managing Director, UK & CE.
Founded in 1987 in the UK, Cracknell have completed numerous built projects that span the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Across its 28 years of operation, Cracknell has acquired an impressive portfolio that showcases a proven track record across a broad range of sectors including: Commercial and mixed-use developments, hotels & resorts, theme parks, museums, hospitals, convention centres, schools & universities, environmental regeneration projects, city centre developments and large residential communities.
With headquarters in Dubai and branch offices in London, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Muscat, and Shenzhen, Cracknell brings together a fusion of highly-talented and passionate individuals from various cultures and countries with fresh ideas and a desire to make a sustainable difference to the environment. www.cracknell.com
Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project-based businesses. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 23,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, recruit and develop talent, optimize resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects. www.deltek.com
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