See you at Deltek Insight 2017 in Nashville!

Insight 2017
Lexell Blue is a Gold Sponsor at this years Deltek Insight in Nashville, TN October 23 – 26. 
Make sure to put this on your calendar so you don’t miss out on informative breakout sessions and understand the latest new product features.
We hope to see you there.
 
Early bird registration is now open until June 19.

Streamline Subcontract Labor with Deltek Subcontractor Management

Over the years, many of our clients have expressed interest in leveraging Deltek T&E to capture labor and travel costs for subcontractors.  We are pleased to share with you that Deltek has recently added this functionality to Costpoint 7.1.1 and T&E 10.  Deploying this process will not only save many hours of data entry by a company’s AP staff, but it can also positively impact cash flow as billing of subcontractor hours can be performed in a more timely manner.  We would like to take the opportunity to provide a couple highlights of this enhancement.

 

Upon establishing a Subcontract Purchase Order, vendor employees are added to Work Assignments in the AP module.  This is where vendor employees are linked to the specific PO line, PLCs (where applicable) are linked as well as the rate paid to the vendor for the vendor employee’s work performed on a project.  When utilizing the Work Assignments screen, there is no longer a requirement to setup Manage Vendor Employee Workforce as we’ve now, in essence, authorized the vendor employee to work on the project.  Deltek has also provided screens to capture the vendor employee’s skills, training and security information to include US citizenship and security clearances.  We can think of these two master data screens as a version of Vendor Employee Workforce and Employee Master combined, allowing many of the vendor employee attributes to be housed in Costpoint instead of externally.

 

On the T&E side, vendor employees can be provided rights to enter timesheets and/or expense reports.  As with employees, there is a seamless integration of the vendor employee data to T&E.  Once the vendor employee timesheet and/or expense report has been signed and approved, a process is run which creates a subcontractor voucher in Costpoint which can then be approved by a company representative for posting.  As with employee timesheets, once the voucher has been posted it is then available to include on a customer bill.

 

There are obviously many more details which encompass the process, but we see this as a game-changer and the answer to many of our client’s needs without resorting to customization.  Please feel free to reach out to the Lexell Blue team to discuss this new capability, and the benefits it can provide to your company – Info@LexellBlue.com

 

 

Deltek Costpoint Powerhouse Tasha Tillman Joins Lexell Blue

Lexell Blue is proud to announce the addition of Tasha Tillman to our team!

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Tasha joined Lexell Blue in April 2017 as a Platinum Member and brings with her over 30 years of diverse experience in government contracting and the commercial industry. Tasha began her career in multiple accounting roles before accepting the role of COO/CFO of a Northern Virginia marketing firm. In 1999, she joined Deltek, Inc. as a Senior Support Analyst. Tasha held several other roles during her tenure including Custom Application Business Analyst and Principal Consultant for Costpoint ERP where she oversaw all phases of Costpoint implementations from concept to launch, including integration with other Deltek solutions as well as 3rd party applications. Prior to joining Lexell Blue, Tasha was the Director of Business Systems & Services for a government contractor where she oversaw all ERP applications. In this position, she led several acquisition integrations, upgrades, new product implementations, and provided process improvement with both BI reporting and system customizations

Tasha has enjoyed the opportunity to work in several positions with large government contractors which has resulted in a unique blend of both cross-functional and technical expertise. Through the course of her career, Tasha’s holistic view of ERP landscapes has resulted in extensive experience in managing system implementations and upgrades, BI report development, end-user training, and system integrations from identifying requirements to implementations. In addition, her varied knowledge of accounting, finance and human capital has allowed her to serve in a Solution Architect role in support of Costpoint, Time & Expense and Cognos. Tasha not only enjoys working with end-users, but also understanding complex issues and providing impactful solutions.

Tasha studied IT Management at Capella University and Accounting at University of Alabama, Birmingham. She currently resides on the Gulf Coast of Alabama.

Lexell Blue and hosting provider Sand Solutions form partnership

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Lexell Blue, LLC and Sand Solutions Limited are pleased to announce that the two firms have joined resources in establishing a partnership to fortify and enhance the value provided to clients. Through this strategic alliance, clients will experience a network of support unlike any other available. In the forefront is the professionalism of application specialists and an assurance in the background that data is secure, available and leveraged to meet the demands of business.

Lexell Blue has long been recognized for its proven capabilities of delivering high-quality implementation services and integration of Deltek products, encompassing Accounting & Finance, Project Manufacturing, Human Capital Management functional areas, and also technical support with data migration and restructures, merging acquired companies (acquisition integration) and Cognos. Similarly, Sand Solutions has demonstrated over 10 years of providing secure and compliant hosting and managed services within the same market. As the demand for leveraging application capabilities and providing personalized, secure cloud environments continues to be the focus of a total integrated solution, the strategic alliance between the two firms allows clients to maximize the value and support available from two of the leading Deltek Solution providers. Together, the firms provide a uniquely tailored and customized cloud environment hosted by and within the two Sand Solutions data centers while receiving application training, implementation, customization services and support with Lexell Blue. Both firms are excited about the alliance and look forward to presenting more information to prospects and clients.

Travis Watson, President and CTO of Sand Solutions says “The alliance allows clients to define a cloud environment that meets their needs while being assured that the application implementation is being leveraged and integrated to maximize value. A one-stop shop where solutions are aligned to meet business needs.”

 

“Lexell Blue is proud to be aligned with a reputable and professional application hosting provider such as Sand Solutions.” says Paul Whiteman, Partner at Lexell Blue. “The partnership adds value for clients by combining extensive Deltek product application and database knowledge, with robust back end infrastructure and support”.

 

Visit us at:

www.lexellblue.com

www.sandsolutionslimited.com

Susan Wright joins the Lexell Blue Platinum team

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Lexell Blue is happy to announce the addition of Susan Wright to the Platinum team.

Susan joined the Platinum Team in January 2017 after being a valuable Lexell Blue member since 2014.  She has over 20 years of Government Contract Accounting and Auditing experience. Susan started her career in Auditing and Accounting departments in various roles at several large Government Contractors and CPA firms. She also worked on Deltek software implementations for several companies initializing GCS Premier (formerly Deltek System 1), as well as converting from GCS Premier, Unanet or QuickBooks to Costpoint.

Susan provides significant domain expertise in Costpoint Accounting, Project and People modules, including Multi-Currency and Multi-Company functionality. She provides implementation services, troubleshooting and clean-up, as well as training in these modules.

With Susan’s Government Contract Accounting and Deltek experience, she provides analysis and recommendations on processes, as well as process improvements. She has been instrumental in documenting policies and procedures for each release and developing customized training programs for multiple public and private companies.

Susan achieved her Certified Public Accountant status, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an Associate of Science in Business Management from Jefferson State Community College. She currently resides in Huntsville, AL, where she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dogs.

Lexell Blue is offering free Costpoint Materials and Cognos consulting

Costpoint Materials users:

  • Do you have any lingering Costpoint Materials issues that you could use some help with?
  • Looking for strategic guidance or advice on deploying some new modules or functionality?
  • Want to hear about the new Costpoint 7.1.1 Materials enhancements?

Cognos users:

  • Looking to visualize your data to bring greater, faster and more efficient insight into your business?
  • Tired of maintaining large spreadsheets?  Looking to automate reports and emails for project managers, executives, and sales teams?
  • Struggling with Cognos Security?
  • Wondering how to get the most out of the canned CER framework models and reports?
  • Interested in how Event Manager can help you monitor your business?

Register here,  a free 60 minute consultation session with one of our experienced Costpoint Materials / Manufacturing or BI/Cognos consultants.  Please include a description of the topic you want to cover and we will be in contact to schedule the session.  See below for offer terms.

Offer terms:

  • Consulting only provided for modules within the Costpoint Materials domain or Cognos
  • Offer valid until June 30th, 2017
  • Only one free 60 minute consultation per company

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Win big at Deltek Insight with Lexell Blue

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AMAZON ECHO DOT’s TO BE WON!

 

Stop by the Lexell Blue booth to be in to win one of three daily Echo Dot (2-pack) giveaways

 

Pre-register here for Monday’s 7:30pm drawing

 

Pickup a gift from Lexell Blue at the GC-01 GovCon Industry Mini-General Session – Tuesday 15th 10:05am Potomac Ballroom.

 

Register here for a free in person consultation with one of our experts on any topic of your choice. Please include the topic you would like to discuss.

 

Check out our expo hall booth location, stop by to learn about our range of
Costpoint Consulting Services

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Lexell Blue Partners with Tiber to provide Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Solutions

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From meeting data analysis and information delivery requirements, to helping organizations provide the right information, to the right person, in the right format, at the right time for optimal decision-making; Lexell Blue, LLC has partnered with Tiber Solutions as its Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Partner.

Tiber Solutions focuses on delivering business intelligence, data analytics and big data solutions to corporations and government entities. They specialize in architectural neutral Dimensional Modeling/Star Schema Design, ETL Architecture and Solution Delivery as well as Dashboard/Data Visualization solutions. They focus on dividing the data into the “who, what, where, when, why and how”. Tiber takes the time to strategize with, educate and coach their customer’s business leaders; therefore the partnership is a logical addition of Lexell Blue’s tenet of meeting its client’s needs with the finest solutions available. Together, Lexell Blue and Tiber deliver a robust data solution tuned to fit the needs of their clients.

 

Visit Tiber Solutions at www.tibersolutions.com

 

 

Costpoint Materials Consultant Tim Hoefer joins Lexell Blue

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Tim joined Lexell Blue in October, 2016 as a Platinum Team Member and Principal Costpoint Materials Consultant bringing over thirty years of ERP experience, with a background that encompasses manufacturing, scheduling, production and inventory control; with diverse application in both government contracting and commercial industries.

 

Since 2006, Tim has been involved with implementations and best practice solutions using Deltek’s Costpoint as a consultant, along with hands-on experience in the role of production control manager.  Previous positions include project manager, senior manufacturing systems analyst, production planning manager, master scheduler, and inventory manager.  Tim participated in six-sigma, lean, 6-S, TQM and Toyota methodology training and taught classes that included Demand Management, Forecasting, Master Production Scheduling, MRP II, Flow Manufacturing, Product Costing and Inventory Record Accuracy.

 

Tim has a B. S. in Management from Kansas State University and certification [CPIM] by the American Production and Inventory Control Society.  Tim resides in Orlando, Florida.

Contact us to request Tim’s consulting services

 

On-Demand Webinar: Debunking the Myth – Costpoint isn’t for Project Manufacturers

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Register for a free on-demand webinar to hear Lexell Blue’s Paul Whiteman debunk the myth that Costpoint isn’t for Project Manufacturers:

Debunking the Myth – Costpoint isn’t for Project Manufacturers

Learn how Costpoint Project Manufacturing has evolved into a world class manufacturing solution for project-oriented companies.

Highlights Include:

  • The evolution of Costpoint Project Manufacturing
  • Supporting the full Product Lifecycle
  • Compliance – DFAR, MMAS
  • Who is using Costpoint Project Manufacturing?