OGSystems and Lexell Blue win MVP Partner Category at Deltek Insight

OGSystems and Deltek Partner Lexell Blue win the MVP award for Partner Category at Deltek Insight 2018!

Read Deltek’s Press Release…

OGSystems recently completed a successful implementation of Costpoint, Time Collection and Cognos in Deltek’s cloud solution.  Lexell Blue guided them through the implementation and migrated their legacy data from Jamis.

Lexell Blue would like to thank the OGSystems Costpoint implementation team for an outstanding job.

Partner Award

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Consultant Spotlight: Susan Wright

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Susan has over 20 years of accounting, government accounting, and Deltek experience – and still maintains a full head of hair!  She works with all functions in the Accounting and Projects modules, as well as working with specific areas of People, Materials and Sys Admin functions.

Susan has user experience with both GCS and Costpoint, as well as performing implementations, training, troubleshooting and documentation functions for our clients.  She started with Costpoint version 3.0 and has worked in each version up to the current 7.1 version – and does it all with a smile and a very large swear jar.   Her favorite area to work in is the clean-up and reconciliation of Unbilled Receivables, Billings, Fixed Assets and Project Ledger to GL reconciliation issues.  She loves to assist clients with unraveling issues, understanding the cause of the issue and developing a plan to avoid repeating the issue.

Her many years of audit experience assists her in quick assessment of the issues, and her ability to freely admit that she knows the problem areas because she has been the cause of them, makes her a great candidate for assisting your company with whatever type of Costpoint assistance you may need.

To request Susan’s consulting services click here 

 

Consultant Spotlight: Joe Shepherd

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Joe has over thirty years of experience in the government contracting industry.  He began his career as an accounting intern while finishing his B.A. in Accounting.  After graduating, he was an auditor at Grant Thornton where he primary focused on government contractors and not-for-profit organizations.  The vast majority of these customers were using Deltek products. Joe then gathered his business experience and held managerial positions at several government contractors ranging from Corporate Controller to Director of Finance and Administration where he implemented Deltek products internally. 

In 1997, Joe became a Deltek Accounting & Finance consultant supporting Deltek System 1 (which became GCS Premier) and Costpoint.  As he rose through the ranks of consulting, he managed dozens of ERP implementation projects.  This makes Joe unique, since most ERP Project Managers do not have hands-on product knowledge.  As a Deltek Service Director, Joe oversaw and developed other Deltek consultants and played a key role in guiding customers and consultants through their implementations.  Joe became an independent contractor in 2013 and has successfully managed several large ERP implementations.

Because of his hands-on product knowledge, he has the ability to understand situations and foresee issues that typical Project Managers cannot.  He is capable of bringing both functional consulting and project management experience to implementations.  One highlight of his accomplishments, which occurred in 2017-2018, was to take a $1.6B customer live on an array of Deltek products in just 9 months – the implementation was a success and set a record for shortest duration compared to other similar-sized efforts.

To request Joe’s consulting services click here

Lauren Dunn joins the Lexell Blue Platinum Team

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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.

Do you need Earned Value Solutions and Services?

Contact Lexell Blue for a complimentary one hour consultation in any of these service areas:

Contractor Support:

◄ 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)

Staff Augmentation:

◄ EVMS Implementation
◄ Earned Value Management Support Training
◄ Scheduling
◄ Operational Support

Training:

◄ 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

Need a Costpoint Materials/Manufacturing Health-check?

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  • 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

How can Costpoint IWO & Consolidations save you time?

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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
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  • Automate elimination entries
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  • Automate investment in subsidiary entries and related eliminations
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  • Automate transfers of costs and supporting detail between inter-company projects
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  • Produce detailed invoices to support inter-company activity, both within your instance of Costpoint and to external instances
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  • Use Service Centers to automate shared services allocations across legal entities

 

To find out more about these Costpoint modules contact us

Leverage Lexell Blue’s Technical Consulting Team

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

        –  Performance

        –  Data Storage, Backup and Disaster Recovery

  –  Maintenance and Upgrades (patches and sysjars)

  –  Costpoint

        –  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

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Lexell Blue named Deltek Global Consulting Partner of the Year!

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.

DGC Partner of the Year

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!!