See you at Insight 2017

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Lexell Blue is proud to be a Gold sponsor at Deltek Insight 2017!  We hope to see you there in Nashville October 23 – 26, 2017.

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-89  Smoothing the Way for M&A

     Tuesday October 24th  2:00pm   Ryman Studio D

Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, OCI spin-offs… today’s business landscape is constantly changing.  Each of these occurrences require your business systems to change as well to combine, separate or segregate information, restructure data and adjust processes.  Attend this session to learn best practices, a proven approach, and tips and tricks for successfully handling the technical impact of these business changes on your Costpoint systems.

 CP-90  Costpoint Wellness 101

    Tuesday October 24th  3:20pm    Ryman Studio H/I

Is your Costpoint system well-tuned and in shape to support your current business needs?  Wellness is defined as the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. If you have been using Costpoint for many years, have experienced significant business changes or staff turnover, or just feel like you aren’t using the system to its fullest, this session will help you evaluate your system and processes, and identify steps to take to actively improve your Costpoint health.

We are once again sponsoring the chair drop at the GovCon mini-general session..don’t miss out on your gift,  you’ll have to attend to get one!

Ying Guo joins the Lexell Blue Platinum Team

Lexell Blue is happy to announce the addition of Ying Guo to the Platinum consulting team.

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Ying joined Lexell Blue in September of 2017 as a Platinum Team Member and has over 15 years of experience in the government contracting space. Ying started his career as a MS SQL Database Specialist on the Costpoint/T&E implementation team at Eagle Group International.  In September of 2005, Ying joined Deltek as an HCM Consultant and specialized in non-Costpoint T&E implementations and integration including JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Oracle. He then transitioned to a Deltek Senior Data Conversion consultant with a focus on integrating Costpoint and 3rd party software, automating ETL of financial data and utilizing Deltek Web Service API. He also performed Costpoint and TESS database restructures, merges and custom software design. After leaving the consulting world in 2010, Ying designed and implemented an Integration Platform (I.C.E) for Technology & Business Solutions (TBS) with over 200 custom integrations.  Ying’s experience has also allowed him to create self-service software integration packages for clients with limited Costpoint/T&E knowledge.

 

Ying has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA and enjoys spending time with his family. Ying also currently holds a FAA Private Pilot’s License.

 

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.

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?

 

See you at Insight 2016

insight-stickers-square-versionLexell Blue is proud to be a Gold sponsor at Deltek Insight 2016!  We hope to see you there at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center November 14 – 17, 2016.

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-96:  3 Reasons to Revolutionize Your Costpoint Solution

     Tuesday, November 15: 08:45 AM – 09:45 AM National Harbor 2

Does this sound like your Costpoint System? 1. Rapid integration of acquisitions has resulted in a “”hodge podge”” of configuration and data 2. You haven’t incorporated new or have underutilized functionality 3. Executives struggle to get consumable data they need for optimal decision making Does the system not jive with your way of doing business and is now more inefficient than ever because of the old design? Transformation means changes to important structures (i.e. organization, account, project) that have for the most part been in place for a long time. Economic dynamism, growth, mergers, internationalization, consolidation and diversification can be significant drivers of such changes. They affect the technology as profoundly as they affect the business itself; therefore, it’s time to address these issues with our proven strategies.

CP-81: The best ‘waze’ to get to destination ‘MRP’!

     Wednesday, November 16: 10:05 AM – 11:05 AM National Harbor 13

Looking to embark on that next leg of your manufacturing maturity journey to leverage full MRP planning? Unsure of which turn to take first and how long it will take? This session provides clarity to all the tasks to perform, potholes to avoid and the most effective route to utilizing Costpoint MRP planning. It also covers the significant enhancements made in Costpoint 7.1.1. No manufacturing organization is too small or unique to realize significant efficiency improvements by automating the planning function. Leverage lessons learned from those who have traveled this route before.

 

We are once again sponsoring the chair drop at the GovCon mini-general session..what wonderful surprise awaits you there?  You’ll have to attend to get one!

Compliance Headaches? We can help!

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Need help navigating the maze of regulations and competitive challenges in the government contracting and technology environments?

Lexell Blue is excited to offer contracting and compliance consulting services to our customers. Our services include:

*  Assist in developing, improving and optimizing estimating and cost accounting systems and ensuring that such systems are FAR and DCAA complaint

*  Review of your current design / structure of your indirect rate pools to ensure government compliance while maximizing cost recovery and contract profitability

* Development / review of CAS Disclosure Statements, including initial preparation and ongoing revisions

* Preparation and / or review of contractor incurred cost submissions to DCAA or other audit agencies

Our compliance expert Donald Kennitz, CPA has over 35 years of experience in accounting, auditing and consulting focused on government contractors and technology companies. Register today for a free thirty minute consultation with Don to discuss your compliance requirements and see how we can help!

 

Register for your free 30 minute call with Don

NVTC Member Spotlight on Lexell Blue, LLC

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Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Featured Lexell Blue, LLC in their March 2016 Member Spotlight Article.

Lexell Blue is also featured in NVTC’s Techtopia map of Northern Virginia.


NVTC Member Spotlight: Lexell Blue  
NVTC has a diverse membership across all sectors in the technology industry. Every month, NVTC spotlights different member companies in our new feature, Member Spotlight. Today we’re highlighting member company Lexell Blue. Lexell Blue LLC is a women-owned business specializing in Deltek Costpoint consulting services. They partner with their customers to provide project planning, configuration, data migration/conversion, reconciliation and testing services. Click here to read more about Lexell Blue.

 

 

 

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Want a complimentary Costpoint Enterprise Reporting (Cognos) consultation?

  • 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 for your free 30 minute consultation session with one of our experienced Costpoint Enterprise Reporting / 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:

  • Offer open to any current Deltek Costpoint customer
  • Consulting only provided for Cognos / Costpoint Enterprise Reporting (CER)
  • Offer valid until March 31st, 2016
  • Only one free 30 minute consultation per company

Join Lexell Blue at Deltek Insight 2014

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November 12 – 14

Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida

 

Lexell Blue is once again proud to be a Gold Sponsor at Deltek Insight.  Please stop by our booth, learn about our extensive range of consulting services, and how you can leverage the great new enhancements that Costpoint 7.1 brings, including Globalization and Materials Management features.

We will have a daily prize giveaway, where a lucky winner will choose 1 of 3 cool prizes (valued at over $100 each).  Stop by our booth to register for that day’s drawing.  Drawing will be held daily, 30 minutes prior to the close of the Expo Hall.   Winner must be present to win.  Pre-register below for Wednesday November 12th’s drawing.

Pre-register here for daily giveaway

And join us at our informative breakout sessions:

  • Thu 13th, 2.30pm: GC-62 Hola! Ready to go International with Costpoint? Mais Oui!
  • Thu 13th, 3.45pm: GC-43 Costpoint Multi-Currency Labor and Leave
  • Thu 13th, 5.00pm: GC-51 Expanding your business by going Multi-Company
  • Fri 14th, 11.00am: GC-54 Countdown to Go Live, Secrets to a Stress Free Cutover
  • Fri 14th, 11.00am: GC-45 Get LEAN with Costpoint Project Manufacturing
  • Fri 14th,   1.00pm: GC-321 Implementing Costpoint 7 from GCS Premier: Planning for Success

     

Meet the Experts

Want to schedule a 30 minute meeting with one of our consulting experts to discuss a current issue you have? Send an email request to SMO-Info@lexellblue.com.  Include the topic for the meeting and a preferred day/time.