Award-winning Firm BWBR Improves Accounts Payable Process with Powerful CCG Product

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List of Top A&E Firms Using CCG Products Continues to Grow - Products to Be Demonstrated at Deltek Insight 2013 Conference in Dallas

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“CCG Payables Approval & Tracking makes our accounts payable staff more efficient, and allows us to deliver greater value to our project managers, who are strapped for time,” Ranum explained

Leading architectural firm BWBR recently joined the growing list of nationally ranked firms using Central Consulting Group’s (CCG) powerful financial products for Deltek Vision® to improve their operations. BWBR implemented CCG Payables Approval & Tracking software to improve the efficiency of the firm’s accounts payables process.

The product allows firms to scan their incoming paper invoices and create electronic versions, which can be viewed and marked-up by reviewers easily and quickly on their desktops.

“We continually look for systems that can accommodate growth without requiring additional staff,” said Mike Ranum, Chief Financial Officer for BWBR, which has achieved annual growth of 20 percent the past few years and recently added an office. The firm processes nearly 1,200 subcontractor invoices annually. “CCG Payables Approval & Tracking makes our accounts payable staff more efficient, and allows us to deliver greater value to our project managers, who are strapped for time,” Ranum explained.

The firm’s project managers especially like that the product allows them to view the original contract next to the subcontractor’s invoice, Ranum said, so they can quickly verify the accuracy of costs and see how much has already been paid to the subcontractor.

Ranum appreciates that the CCG product allows the firm to maintain its integrity with subcontractors. “We work with some of the best consultants in the Midwest and we want to treat them well. This product allows us to pay them in a timely manner,” he explained. The firm can then invoice clients for the work faster, as well, to help improve the billing process, Ranum added.

CCG Payables Approval & Tracking is part of the CCG Suite of Products, which includes six proprietary financial products designed to integrate seamlessly with Deltek Vision.

About Central Consulting Group (CCG)

Central Consulting Group (CCG) serves architectural, engineering and professional services firms across North America by helping them get more out of their software. As a Deltek Premier Partner, we specialize in the implementation and customization of Deltek Vision ERP software, and extend the core Deltek Vision application by offering the CCG Suite of Products — powerful, proprietary add-on financial products that help firms manage complex projects and streamline business processes to improve performance. http://www.centralconsultinggroup.com

About BWBR

BWBR is a design solutions firm with a diverse practice in architecture, interior design, and master and strategic planning. A 90-year-old firm, BWBR has established its reputation for service and quality designing complex facilities in the health care, higher education, corrections/detention, government, manufacturing, corporate office, transportation, religious and recreation markets. The employee-owned firm consistently ranks among the top five architectural firms in both Twin Cities Business magazine and Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, and ranks in Engineering-News Record’s Top 500 Firms nationally. http://www.bwbr.com

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