The continued uptick in companies adopting SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions is driven by many factors including utilizing these solutions to strategically elevate your firm and keep up with the competition. By now most businesses, even if they haven’t made the transition, have considered SaaS/cloud computing. Some haven’t made the switch because they don’t understand what it means or its benefits; they think it is too expensive (even though they haven’t looked at the cost of ownership); they don’t have the internal IT resources to help them weigh the options; or a combination of all four. Let’s walk through each of these obstacles and find out if they are truly valid reasons for bypassing cloud solutions.Read More
Acuity Business Solutions Blog
Welcome to our blog! Here you'll find thoughts from our talented consultants and executives on a range of topics important to small and mid-sized firms. Whether it's current topics on management and leadership, winning more business, improving project management processes or increasing operational efficiencies, we'll cover the topics that help your firm grow. We welcome dialogue and look forward to your comments.
If you are managing your human resources functions the same way as ten, five, even two years ago, you are at risk for losing a major competitive advantage. The way we treat the HR aspects of our businesses has changed dramatically. It’s not all touchy-feely moments and benefits. Talent management has direct ties to the overall profitability and success of a company. Forward-thinking executives understand this connection and seek tools that provide greater accountability and visibility within their workforce.
In response to this executive need, a steady development of talent management software has hit the market. These HR platforms offer a centralized location to incorporate talent acquisition, performance, development, learning, and compensation. The goal is to streamline and automates the entire employee lifecycle.
Regardless of your firm size, the ability to manage and share information is essential to the success of a project-oriented business. Speaking with A/E firms across the country, we find that many are working in an environment without a dedicated project information management system. And while firms acknowledge needing a system, finding a way to enhance the collaboration of your team while effectively managing information can prove difficult. In this blog, we look at two project-related issues and how taking a strategic management approach can provide a competitive advantage.
The Inefficiency of Email
If you have a love/hate relationship with email, you are not alone. The overwhelming amount of e-communications sent and received every day becomes a maze of inefficiency. Email represents the highest volume of documents within a firm and must be strategically managed to be effective.
More and more professional services firms are utilizing software to create a centralized hub for project-related information, including emails. When you manage email, and the slew of attachments that come with it, you free up time to focus on your billable work. By centralizing your project emails, your project managers can review the latest conversations at one time – elevating the transparency and accountability of your team.Read More
Bringing together clients, partners, and industry experts for one exceptional week.
York, PA September 20 - Acuity Business Solutions (a division of Stambaugh Ness Business Solutions) announces their Gold-level sponsorship of the Deltek Insight conference to be held on November 14-18 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Insight is the premier event for project-based businesses to learn how to grow their business, improve performance, effectively manage projects and maximize their product and service investments.
Stambaugh Ness Business Solutions Managing Partner Steven Hake commented, “Sponsoring Deltek Insight provides us with an opportunity to connect with project-based firms and demonstrate how Vision products and solutions can be used to win business, deliver projects, and manage their organization more efficiently. Additionally, our team enjoys having the chance to meet with our clients in an environment filled with action-oriented sessions by top notch presenters.”
In addition to being a Gold sponsor, Acuity Business Solutions' Senior Deltek Vision Consultants Barbara Bunting, and Jeff Stanley as well as Director of Consulting, Melissa Garner will showcase their industry knowledge and Deltek experience as featured speakers at this year’s conference presenting a total of five sessions.Read More
Topics: Deltek Insight
Mike Williams joins Deltek Vision sales team as Sr. Solutions Advisor
York, PA July 14, 2016 - Acuity Business Solutions, a division of Stambaugh Ness Business Solutions (SNBS) has announced the addition of Mike Williams to its Deltek Vision sales team. Williams, a Senior Solutions Advisor will work exclusively with Deltek Vision solutions designed specifically for professional services firms.
Applying his experience in sales and marketing, Mike will work closely with clients to identify their unique needs and match them with solutions that will improve efficiency, optimize performance and maximize profitability.
SNBS Managing Partner Steven Hake says, “We are excited to have Mike join our award-winning Acuity team. His enthusiasm and sales experience are a welcome addition and will benefit our clients as Mike works with them to improve overall business performance.”
Topics: Press Release
Stambaugh Ness Business Solutions moves up two spots for Deltek Vision and GCS Sales
York, PA June 15, 2016 - Stambaugh Ness Business Solutions (SNBS), the parent company of Acuity Business Solutions, has been named to the Bob Scott’s Insights Top 100 VARs for 2016. The Top 100 Value-Added Resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software.
“We are very proud to be included in the 2016 Top 100 VARs list,” said Steven Hake, Managing Partner of SNBS. “It is a direct reflection of our dedication to supporting the needs of the professional services space. By offering a full suite of services, we are able to bring clients customized solutions that both enhance their profitability and support their growth strategies.”Read More
Topics: Press Release
Acuity Road Show highlights Deltek’s 37th Annual A&E Industry Study Results. Clients can benchmark and set goals using metrics from more than 380 firms.
Applying the Clarity Benchmarks
York, PA April 7, 2016 - Discover how your competitors in the U.S. and Canada performed last year and set your firm ahead of the curve!
Acuity Business Solutions (Acuity), a Division of Stambaugh Ness Business Solutions, plans to host a road show this spring in the Pennsylvania/Maryland area to discuss highlights from Deltek's 37th Annual A&E Industry Study. This presentation includes financial statistics, market outlook, business development, and project management metrics from more than 380 firms.
Event Highlights will include these sessions:
- Grow Your A&E Firm: Applying Survey Benchmarks
- What's New with Deltek?
- Ask the Experts
Stops on the Road Show include:
- Central PA on May 11 at the Bent Creek Country Club, Lititz
- Baltimore, MD on May 24 at the Center Club
- Pittsburgh, PA on July 26 at The Rivers Club
All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the 37th Annual A&E Industry Study.Read More
Acuity's consistent, demonstrated excellence in marketing, selling, implementing, and supporting Deltek solutions has captured the firm the 2016 Deltek Vision Partner of the Year Award. Both Deltek and Acuity celebrate this positive impact to Deltek's business and customers.
York, PA, March 8, 2016 Acuity Business Solutions (a division of Stambaugh Ness Business Solutions (SNBS)) has been named the 2016 Deltek Vision Partner of the Year. This prestigious annual award celebrates Acuity’s positive impact to Deltek's business and its customers and signals a strong collaboration with Deltek sales and services teams.
Deltek Vision is a leading enterprise software solution designed for professional services firms to improve business performance, streamline operations, and win new business. Deltek Vision integrates end-to-end business processes by automating the marketing, financial management, planning, tracking, and administration of resources and projects.
Acuity, an award-winning Deltek Premier Partner, has consistently demonstrated excellence in marketing, selling, implementing, and supporting Deltek solutions in 2015. The company focuses on helping project-based businesses such as Architecture, Engineering and Environmental, Construction (AEC) firms, Government Contractors, and Professional Services firms find opportunities, win business, deliver projects, and manage their organizations.Read More
Topics: Press Release
Acuity Business Solutions' continued excellence in sales, implementation, consulting, support, and customization services for project-oriented Professional Services organizations garners recognition as Deltek Vision Premier Partner for fourth year in a row.Read More
Topics: Press Release
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is the opportunity to take a breath … to pause in reflection about what gives our lives real meaning. It is easy to focus on our personal lives – our families and friends and the many ways we enjoy the wonderful times we spend with them. But we also need to step back from our busy schedules at work and give credit to those who give us professional inspiration and fulfillment.