During the company's annual Insight Conference in Las Vegas, Deltek announced its recent acquisition of the expert resources, intellectual property and strong client base of Applied Integration Management (AIM), a consulting services leader in schedule-driven earned value management systems (EVMS).
Deltek also acquired Welcom, a global leader in earned value management (EVM) and project portfolio management (PPM) solutions, and CS solutions, Inc. (C/SSI), the world's principal producer of Business Intelligence tools for the EVM marketplace, in 2006.
At the Insight Conference, Deltek also introduced its new "Earned Value Readiness Assessment Guide" now available at www.Deltek.com/evreadiness. This Deltek guide is a valuable reference for any company competing for government contracts that require EVM compliance. The guide helps organizations to understand EVM, assess their readiness and evaluate EVM solutions. Small and mid-sized businesses already doing business with the government are struggling to implement EVMS, and many organizations do not know where to begin. The "Earned Value Readiness Assessment Guide" is a simplified yet authoritative source for understanding Federal regulations and standards.
"The acquisition of AIM is the latest step that Deltek is taking in delivering the market leading solutions for EVM and enterprise project management markets," said Kevin Parker, president and CEO of Deltek. "We see significant opportunities to expand our existing EVM systems implementation expertise and capabilities, and to expand our Global Services' offerings by providing additional EVM systems consulting services, implementation 'best practices' and training workshops. These acquisitions combined with our robust and growing EVM partner ecosystem position Deltek as the obvious and preferred provider of EVM solutions."
California-based AIM provides consulting services based on implementing a complete EVM solution, as well as the PMWorks suite of products that offer practical guidance for implementing and using a quality project management control system. This acquisition will add approximately 40 employees to Deltek.
Founded in 1993 by Mark Patlan and Craig Scott, AIM has quickly established itself as an EVM leader and has led many of the federal government's project office efforts to implement integrated systems. The group was also certified as a Registered Education Provider by the prestigious Project Management Institute in 2006.
"We see numerous market adoption drivers for EVM systems, including the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) mandate on all major government projects, the Defense Contractor Management Agency's increased emphasis on contractor EVM, and the broad applicability of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance," said Mark C. Patlan, co-founder and CEO of AIM.
Craig Scott, co-founder and President of AIM, added, "We have been consulting in the EVM space for 14 years, and the only logical conclusion was to become part of Deltek. They bring a shared culture, dedication to customer satisfaction and loyalty, and a commitment to professional development of its staff. Together we expect to continue to aggressively develop, deploy and manage industry leading advanced EVM solutions."
Deltek is a leading provider of enterprise applications software designed specifically for project-focused businesses. For more than two decades, our software applications have enabled organizations to automate mission-critical business processes around the engagement, execution and delivery of projects. More than 12,000 customers worldwide rely on Deltek to measure business results, optimize performance, streamline operations and win new business.
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