Lauren joined Lexell Blue in September 2018 as a Platinum Subcontractor Team Member and has 20+ years leading accounting and financial systems teams as both a Controller and leader of transformative initiatives. Throughout her career as an accounting executive, she was continually drawn to transformation projects and has built a specialty in serving as both a SME and a project manager implementing Deltek Costpoint, Time and Expense, HFM Consolidations and Hyperion Planning in highly complex, dynamic environments.
Over the last several years, Lauren has worked extensively with Deltek Costpoint, Time and Expense, Cognos, and the Hyperion suite of products in both a day to day operational capacity as well as successfully orchestrating the multi-national, multi-company financial systems integration of several Fortune 500 companies onto these platforms. As a SME herself, she enjoys designing solutions that work for the business while leveraging the system functionality “out of the box”. Her desire to deliver end-to-end solutions across the enterprise applications makes her an excellent partner with IT, functional system owners, process owners, internal audit and C-Level management to ultimately deliver long term, scalable solutions for her clients.
Lauren has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance (double major), is an active Certified Public Accountant and is currently pursuing her PMP certifications. She currently resides in Hamilton, Virginia with her husband, son and daughter, when she is lucky enough to have her home from college.
Lexell Blue is a Gold Sponsor at this years Deltek Insight at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center, Dallas Texas, November 5 – 8
We are hard at work on our presentations to help make this conference a success. Make sure to add our sessions to your Insight agenda:
CP-99: Did you know…?? Fun facts and Features of Costpoint
Costpoint is a powerful tool for managing your projects, financials and materials that has added many enhancements and functionality in recent years. The new features never stop coming! In this session we will share tips and tricks, shortcuts and spotlights on cool features and functionality throughout the system. Additionally, we will highlight how to leverage your Costpoint implementation with your other Deltek products to maximize your efficiency and make the most of your product investments. Make sure you are up to date with the latest knowledge to improve your Costpoint user experience. Audience participation welcomed and encouraged!
When: Wednesday, November 7 4:40 PM – 5:40 PM
Where: Tate 3 – 4
CP-98: Companies, Entities and Orgs, oh my! Multi-Co, Multi-Entity, Multi-Org or …
Many organizations today are comprised of multiple legal entities, or will be in the future based on acquisition plans. Whether you are just starting your Costpoint implementation, have recent (or anticipated) M&A activity, or need to incorporate these changing business needs into your current system there are several options available. We will discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each option (including the impacts in the materials management modules) related to security, maintenance, flexibility, IWOs and consolidated reporting to help you evaluate which one is right for your organization. We will also share best practices in Costpoint data structures and setup to ensure optimum results.
When: Wednesday, November 7 11:10 AM – 12:20 PM
Where: Tate 5
Contact Lexell Blue for a complimentary one hour consultation in any of these service areas:
◄ Proposal Support (Strategy, Writing, Proposal Reviews)
◄ EVMS Assessment / Gap Analysis against the ANSI/EIA 748 EVMS Standard
◄ EVMS Architecture Design, Development, and Implementation
◄ EVM System Description and EVMS Process Generation
◄ Tools Selection (Project Management, Scheduling, and Earned Value)
◄ EVMS Implementation – Setting-up the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB)
◄ Review Preparation (Integrated Baseline Review and Validation Review)
◄ Earned Value Data Analysis and Reporting (CPR, CFSR, and IMS)
◄ Training (EVMS Concepts and Scheduling)
◄ EVMS Implementation
◄ Earned Value Management Support Training
◄ Operational Support
◄ Earned Value Management Executive Overview
◄ Earned Value Management Basic and Advance Concepts
◄ Integrated Baseline Reviews Preparation and Conduct
◄ DCMA “Mock” CAM Interviews
◄ Variance Analysis Reporting / EAC Training
◄ Schedule Management
Title: Smoothing the Way for M&A
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) spin-offs… today’s business landscape is constantly changing. With any one of these occurrences, the likelihood of business system changes goes up – separating, combining, segregating information, restructuring data, adjusting processes.
Keeping a handle on the technical impact of these changes often requires a bit of finesse. Discover the best practices, proven approaches and pocket a few tips and tricks from Deltek partner expert Lexell Blue.
- Is your organization currently using any Costpoint Materials modules?
- Has your business grown or business model shifted since the original Costpoint implementation?
- Have you experienced loss of key employee Costpoint Materials knowledge with staff turnover?
- Do you feel like you should be achieving more from your Costpoint Materials investment?
Download our Costpoint Materials/Manufacturing Healthcheck brochure here
Or contact us to find out more
Leverage your company’s investment in Costpoint to reduce the amount of time it takes to close your month and produce financial statements:
- Eliminate manual closing entries to record inter-company due to/due from
- Automate elimination entries
- Automate investment in subsidiary entries and related eliminations
- Automate transfers of costs and supporting detail between inter-company projects
- Produce detailed invoices to support inter-company activity, both within your instance of Costpoint and to external instances
- Use Service Centers to automate shared services allocations across legal entities
To find out more about these Costpoint modules contact us
This complimentary event in Melbourne, FL is brought to you by PwC and Lexell Blue.
When: March 14, 2018 6:00 – 8:30PM (*Discussion to kickoff at 6:30)
Where: The Chart House, 2250 Front Street Melbourne, Florida 32901
Join us for a gathering of defense industry representatives from companies of all sizes, public and private, to network and gather perspectives on current financial reporting and regulatory compliance challenges, with particular focus on:
- Implications from the FASB/IASB Revenue Recognition standard, ASC 606
- Business impacts to contract pricing and costing practices
- Approaches to transforming technology solutions to enable compliance, with a spotlight on Deltek Costpoint
Implications of this new standard go beyond finance and accounting and will impact organizational operating models, contracting and pricing, IT systems, among other areas. This forum will bring together business leaders and members of accounting/finance, IT, legal, and compliance functions to learn perspectives from other organizations and professional advisors.
The event will also feature a panel discussion featuring speakers from PwC, Lexell Blue, and DRS Technologies.
Click here to register
Did you know Lexell Blue has experienced Technical Consultants that can assist you in the following areas:
– Assist with the technical aspect of any Deltek GovCon product
– Migrate your Deltek applications to new servers when moving to new hardware or latest Windows OS
– Automate and reduce manual errors when refreshing from PROD to TEST environment
– Technology Assessment to review
– Process improvement
– Data Storage, Backup and Disaster Recovery
– Maintenance and Upgrades (patches and sysjars)
– Upgrade to version 7.1.1
– Migrating from Oracle to Sql Server
– Time and Expense (TE)
– Upgrade to TE10
– TE mobile
– Migrating to the cloud
– Costpoint Enterprise Reporting (CER) upgrade to the latest version
– Outsourcing IT maintenance
Click here to contact us today to discuss your technical needs
Lexell Blue is proud to announce receiving the inaugural Deltek Global Consulting Partner of the Year Award. It was presented at the recent Deltek Partner Kickoff event at Gaylord National Harbor, and was received by Lexell Blue partners Kelly Nighland, Jami Benson, Paul Whiteman and Susan Pucciano.
“The Consulting team at Deltek is excited to award our first-ever Global Consulting Partner of the Year award to Lexell Blue! We were truly impressed with the caliber of resources that they were able to provide us in 2017” said Russ Guzdar, Senior Director of Global Consulting at Deltek.
Lexell Blue would like to thank Deltek for the continued successful business partnership, and a special thanks to Lexell Blue’s consulting resources who always maintain a high standard of Costpoint consulting services.
Click to read the Deltek Press Release
Bring on 2018!!
Thanks to Deltek for putting on a fantastic holiday party. Was great catching up with the Deltek team, colleagues, partners and clients.
Trust everyone made the most of the Lexell Blue Chocolate Fountain….
Happy Holidays from Lexell Blue