Deltek Costpoint Powerhouse Tasha Tillman Joins Lexell Blue

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


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 expands consulting service offerings

The last year has been a ‘growth’ year for us, as we have significantly expanded our footprint to provide a broad range of  functional and technical consulting services for Deltek’s Costpoint solutions.   Extending on our traditional strengths in Data Migration and Project Management, we have added key service offerings such as Project Manufacturing/Materials Management, Labor/Leave/Payroll/HR/T&E, plus an extensive range of installation and other technical services.  You can depend on Lexell Blue for all of your Costpoint implementation needs.

Lexell Blue’s consulting services include:

Functional Consulting

  • Costpoint Implementations
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Project Manufacturing / Materials / Procurement
  • Labor / Leave/ Payroll / HR and T&E
  • Re-Implementation and Redesign
  • Project Management

Technical Consulting

  • Data Migration & Restructures
  • GCS Premier to Costpoint Conversions
  • Installations and Upgrades
  • Outsourced IT Services
  • Extensibility
  • Custom Stored Procedures and Triggers

Products Supported

  • Costpoint and Costpoint MES
  • GCS Premier
  • T&E


Deltek Insight 2013 @ Dallas Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center

Join us at our sessions at Deltek Insight 2013…

Wed, Oct 16th 9:45 am GC-116 GCS Premier to Costpoint 7 Conversion: The Client View

Wed, Oct 16th 2:00 pm GC-176 Integration Made Easy with GCS Premier

Wed, Oct 16th 3:15 pm GC-119 Get Smart Using Costpoint 7 Smart Logic

Thu, Oct 17th 8:30 pm GC-140 Is Your History…History?

Thu, Oct 17th 9:45 am GC-128 Streamlining Accounts, Orgs & Projects in Costpoint

Lexell Blue announces Premier Partnership with Deltek, Inc.

Check out our press release announcing our Premier Partnership with Deltek, Inc.

LEESBURG, Va., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Lexell Blue, LLC Establishes Premier Partnership with Deltek Offering Specialized Costpoint Data Migration Services, Implementation Consulting and Project Management.

Lexell Blue, LLC has signed a premier partnership agreement with Deltek, Inc. –the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors and professional services firms, – to provide data conversion, implementation and project management consulting services to customers implementing Deltek Costpoint.

Lexell Blue, LLC is an experienced provider of enterprise-level data migration, implementation and project management solutions to government contractors throughout the United States. It was founded by four partners, Kelly Nighland, Jami Benson, Susan Pucciano and Kevin Burns. Kelly, Susan and Kevin were previously affiliated with Great Circle Solutions, LLC.

All four partners were former consultants at Deltek for many years where they acquired their expertise implementing Deltek’s industry-leading Government Contracting product suite including: Costpoint, GCS Premier and Time & Expense. This group of consultants has extensive hands-on experience with hundreds of successful Costpoint implementations and data restructures. The team provides an enhanced customer experience using Pervasive’s Data Integrator ETL toolset and is well versed in industry best practices. Lexell Blue is based in the Northern Virginia area and also has offices in Western Maryland and Southern Florida.

Lexell Blue has also signed on to be a Gold Sponsor at Deltek Insight 2013.  The conference, taking place on October 14-17 in Dallas, TX, is designed to educate and inform project-based professionals with hundreds of sessions beneficial to Government Contractors, Professional Services Firms, and other project-focused businesses.  Lexell Blue will be presenting multiple sessions and will be available throughout the conference at its booth in the Insight Expo Hall.  Lexell Blue will also have appointments available to be scheduled for “Meet the Expert” sessions during the conference.

“We are excited to be a Premier Partner with Deltek,” said Jami Benson, partner at Lexell Blue. “This partnership allows Deltek’s clients to leverage our years of experience with the Deltek products to streamline their data conversion and reduce the risk of their overall implementation.  Our value is in our ability to look beyond the current task and ensure the overall path for the implementation is on track.  We assist our customers in avoiding the common pitfalls and help them make informed decisions about their implementation.”

Kelly Nighland, also a partner added, “Our clients need the ability to have a scalable, economical solution for their data migration needs; by collaborating with Deltek, we can offer that value by working directly with the Deltek services and product organizations to assemble the most efficient team.  This is particularly important with GCS Premier Clients making the transition to Costpoint, a best-practice for many growing government contractors that need more advanced capabilities.”

Susan Pucciano, another of the founding partners, commented “This partnership builds upon the strong relationships we have developed over the years with key resources at Deltek and within the Deltek community, and the power that network brings to any implementation.  Our experience, coupled with our expertise with tools such as Pervasive Data Integrator, Deltek’s own integration and ETL tool of choice, allows us to deliver efficient, cost-effective, successful solutions to your project requirements.”

“Deltek’s Premier Partner status is the top classification among our business partners. To be awarded Premier Partner status, partners must demonstrate continued excellence in marketing, selling, implementing, and supporting Deltek solutions,” said Michael DiOrio, VP of Services at Deltek. “The Lexell Blue team is comprised of seasoned veterans that will immediately add value to Costpoint deployments for our customers – and we are thrilled to welcome them to the program.”

About Lexell Blue:  

Lexell Blue, LLC specializes in ERP implementation services and custom data migration. Lexell Blue has knowledgeable professionals with extensive capabilities providing project management, data migration and implementation consulting services.  The Lexell Blue team also has wide-ranging experience with GCS to Costpoint conversions from managing the project, designing the architecture, converting and reconciling the data, fully integrated testing and supporting the live conversion.

Lexell Blue takes pride in the fact that hundreds of our clients have entrusted us with the successful outcome of their projects. We partner with you to provide project planning, configuration, data migration / conversion, reconciliation and testing services. Our primary expertise is with the Deltek suite of products: Costpoint, GCS Premier, and Time & Expense.

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SOURCE: Lexell Blue, LLC