Alaska Native Corporation UIC Completes Successful Implementation of Deltek Costpoint

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Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is using the Deltek Costpoint solution suite at its Bowhead family of companies to standardize business processes, create efficiencies and gain greater visibility business performance and key KPIs

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With Deltek up-and-running, we are seeing great impacts across the organization – the biggest impact being the total transparency into our data.

Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors and other project-based businesses, today announced that UIC – an Alaska Native Corporation and leading government contractor – has completed its implementation of the Deltek Costpoint solution suite for its Bowhead family of companies. The firm is using Costpoint Enterprise and several other Deltek solutions – including Costpoint MES, Contract Lifecycle Management, Opportunity Manager, Shop Floor Time, Cobra and PM Compass. Together, UIC is using the Costpoint suite to standardize business processes, create efficiencies and gain greater visibility into business performance and KPIs.

Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is one of Alaska’s largest companies and is headquartered in Barrow, Alaska – the northernmost point in America. The Alaska Native Corporation employs 3,000 people and provides social and economic resources to Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants. UIC’s core business practice commitments are Safety, Quality, Business Ethics, and Shareholder Development and Value.

Prior to purchasing and implementing Deltek Costpoint, UIC was using Microsoft Dynamics SL, which it quickly outgrew after a lengthy and costly customization. With Dynamics SL, UIC couldn’t access job cost reports or monitor KPIs and pinpoint where inefficiencies were occurring within the organization. To continue hitting its objectives, UIC needed a project-based, purpose-built ERP system that could help it standardize processes across the company and provide visibility into every person and project to constantly monitor performance. UIC engaged with Deltek and ultimately selected and implemented Costpoint, which not only met all its requirements, but could scale with the firm’s future growth plans.

During the implementation process, UIC had merged several of its companies into one, which drastically changed the scope and doubled the size of the initial Deltek implementation. The scope change also required UIC to purchase and implement several additional modules including MES, Shop Floor Time, Cobra and PM Compass. With dedicated resources at UIC and Deltek Consultants engaged to work through the new scope, UIC still went live on-time and on-budget.

“With Deltek up-and-running, we are seeing great impacts across the organization – the biggest impact being the total transparency into our data. We now have a true understanding of our business which is allowing us to quickly focus improvement teams on areas where we need to make changes,” said Michele Rambo, CFO of UIC. “This was a very large implementation with over 50 people on the project at any given time. Even with all the changes that occurred, we still came in on-time and on-budget and couldn’t be happier with the results.”

“We are thrilled to announce that UIC and the Bowhead family of companies have successfully completed their implementation,” said Duane Kotsen, SVP of Global Consulting at Deltek. “The on-time and on-budget go-live is a credit to the hard work of the UIC and Deltek teams, and highlights the effectiveness of our proven implementation methodology. We look forward to working closely with UIC to ensure their Deltek investment continues to deliver world-class results.”

About UIC
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is one of Alaska’s largest companies and is headquartered in Barrow, Alaska - the northernmost point in America. As an Alaska Native Corporation, UIC provides social and economic resources to over 2,500 Iñupiat shareholders, and their descendants. UIC’s core business practice commitments are Safety, Quality, Business Ethics, and Shareholder Development and Value. http://www.uicalaska.com

About Deltek
Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project- and people-based businesses. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 20,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, recruit and develop talent, optimize resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek – Know more. Do more.® http://www.deltek.com

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