Serviceplan, Europe’s Largest Owner- and Partner-Managed Agency Group, Selects Deltek’s Project ERP to Enhance Its Growth

HERNDON, Va. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 27, 2015Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, today announced that the agency group Serviceplan, has selected Deltek’s ERP solution to provide a foundation for the growth of its global business. With the implementation of Deltek Maconomy, Serviceplan will digitalize and standardize its processes worldwide to ultimately increase overall project profitability.

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Serviceplan is the largest owner- and partner-managed agency network in Europe. The Serviceplan group has 2,200 employees working in more than 30 locations worldwide. Serviceplan is a top international player in the marketing communications industry and works for blue chip clients such as BMW, Europcar, Lufthansa, Media Markt, O2, Siemens, Sky and Ikea.

As a fast growing international agency, Serviceplan’s existing infrastructure was not meeting the detailed global reporting or project-based front and middle office requirements of the business. As a result, Serviceplan has adopted a two-tiered ERP strategy and engaged with Deltek to provide the project management system and integration expertise to support its complex organizational structure.

“After a thorough selection process which included a large number of global ERP vendors, it was clear to us that Deltek is the best match for our business. Deltek has deep industry knowledge and a proven implementation track record within the marketing and communications sector. Deltek Maconomy works well with complex organizational structures and effectively supports integrated processes across a multitude of legal entities. Our team likes the smartphone-application which compliments the client version, enabling our team to complete time recording and digital approvals while on the road. Deltek’s long-standing European presence also gave us the confidence that we would be partnering with an international company that has an experienced team to deliver successful global implementations. We are confident that our partnership with Deltek will underpin our business growth and give us a unique insight into how to manage our projects in the most profitable way to cater for a changing market place,” said Karin Maria Schertler, general manager at Serviceplan Group holding.

“We are proud to welcome Serviceplan to our extensive list of Marketing and Communication customers throughout the world. With our full set of localized offerings purpose-built for Professional Services firms such as Serviceplan, we are committed to delivering our industry-leading solutions to largeproject-based companies on a global scale. We look forward to working closely with Serviceplan through the implementation project and as a valued partner for years to come,” said Claus Thorsgaard, EVP and General Manager, Enterprise, International and Channel Salesat Deltek.

About Serviceplan

The Serviceplan Group is the largest and most diversified owner-managed and partner-managed agency group in Europe. Founded in 1970 as a traditional advertising agency, Serviceplan swiftly developed the concept of a “House of Communication”. This is still the only fully integrated agency model in Germany, combining all manner of communication disciplines under one roof: whether they are brand strategists, creative professionals, media or online specialists, web designers, dialogue or CRM experts, market researchers, PR consultants or sales specialists – at Serviceplan, everybody pulls in the same direction at more than 30 locations worldwide.

The Serviceplan Group currently has more than 2,200 employees whose work regularly wins awards at national and international creative competitions: The Serviceplan Group was awarded a total of 15 "Lions" at the 59th International Festival of Creativity in Cannes – in addition to 7 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze, the group also won the "Grand Prix" in the Design category.

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 18,000 organizations and 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimize resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more.®

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