Goba Chooses Deltek Vision

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Leading South African consultancy joins the growing community of global Vision users

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We were impressed with the ability of Deltek's people to understand and resolve the issues we faced. Along with the fact that our neighbours, WSP and SSI, are also using Deltek Vision, this gave us added confidence that we are making the right decision.

Deltek, (NASDAQ:PROJ) the leading provider of enterprise applications software for project-focused businesses, announced today that it is to supply and implement Deltek Vision, the leading solution for professional services firms of all sizes, to Goba (PTY) Limited. Goba (Pty) Limited is an independent, progressive South African Consulting Engineering firm, which offers multidisciplinary services in civil, mechanical, electrical and mining infrastructure engineering and project management packaged to meet each client's project requirements. Goba is one of the largest majority black-owned consulting firms in South Africa and has been the recipient of Consulting Engineering South Africa's (CESA) award for business excellence twice in the last three years. As a firm, they commit themselves to working closely with their clients, creating cost-effective solutions and enabling the acquisition of new quality assets.

Goba believes that pursuing excellence is important, not only in terms of client service, but also with regard to using the best available tools the market offers. Over the last year, Goba identified a need to upgrade their management systems in order to provide cutting-edge services to their clients. Andy Griffiths, Director at Goba, commented: "If Goba is to continue being the visionary, innovative and progressive professional firm that it is, we need the tools that place us at the forefront both commercially and economically. To continue to invest in the communities we come from, we need to be increasingly efficient in the way we win and then complete the large and exciting projects our company is proud to deliver."

Frances Brand, Financial Manager at Goba, explained: "We had been using Akron's 'ProMan', which was fine, but we have grown dramatically and have now reached a point where we need a scalable solution to allow the decision-makers to manage proactively, not reactively. We are in an age where people are hungry for information, and what's difficult is yesterday's data doesn't always tell the picture. They want the information in a way they can understand it and they want it now. Vision will allow us to do this; it works real-time, our Executives can literally open their laptops anywhere, anytime, and within a couple of key strokes can assess the risk of each of our projects."

Goba reviewed a number of Practice Management solutions designed for Architectural & Engineering Businesses. The decision to implement Deltek Vision was primarily made because of the breadth and depth of the solution. Mr. Griffiths stated: "Deltek Vision is a single integrated solution, and this provides us with two key benefits: we can be live with the financial components - Accounting, Billing and Time & Expense - by the new year, and then roll out the organisational step change through the deployment of Project Planning and Resource Management. Finally, integrated CRM provides the executives with visibility 'Cradle to Grave'. Adding new employees as the company grows and develops new strategic relationships will be simple." Griffiths added: "We were impressed with the ability of Deltek's people to understand and resolve the issues we faced. Along with the fact that our neighbours, WSP and SSI, are also using Deltek Vision, this gave us added confidence that we are making the right decision."

Phil Kirkham, EMEA Business Director at Deltek, concluded: "Deltek Vision is the ideal solution for Goba. It will support their long term business requirements, providing an excellent foundation for their future strategic growth goals. We look forward to working with the Goba team to make this project a real success."

For more information, please visit Goba.co.za.

About Deltek
Deltek® (NASDAQ: PROJ) is the leading provider of enterprise applications software designed specifically for project-focused businesses. For more than two decades, our software applications have enabled organisations 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, optimise performance, streamline operations and win new business. Visit http://www.Deltek.co.uk/vision

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