Service Industry Best Practices

Project management efficiencies lead to more profit for service companies

KES Team Authored – Project and resource management software can create efficient and repeatable business processes for service companies. There are various levels of maturity in service organizations as outlined in the Professional Services Maturity Benchmark Study from SPI Research. Project management software should allow for visibility into the project status, enable ease of communications both…

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100% ROI Achieved With KES and Enterprise Document Management

Document Imaging vs. Document Management If you have been in the business world in the last 10 years, you have likely had the ‘Paperless’ conversation at some point within your organization.  The most common first step toward going paperless is to start turning paper into electronic images.  You have the tools you need already, right?…

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What’s YOUR Side of the Story?

There are two sides to every story, but only one truth.  When sharing financial stories at a business, it’s important to find the real truth behind your facts and figures.  Knowing your true costs and labor productivity will give you a better idea on what your true profitability is for the products and services you…

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Why Must CFOs Think Vertically In Professional Services Accounting?

CFOs must think and act vertically to make the most of today’s new technologies. As an article on CFO.com explains, the corporate computer no longer is a big box, but rather a network. That’s why managing horizontally in professional services accounting doesn’t work. Finance leaders need to look at the entire picture when making decisions.

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4 Ways CIOs Are Focused On Developing Business Strategy

With information technology increasingly critical to the success of companies, CIOs are more involved in developing business strategy. An article on the Accelerating IT Success website outlines four key shifts: CIOs have a more strategic outlook; IT projects are focusing on revenue; mobility and social media matter; and innovation is a priority.

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How Can You Improve Your Change Management?

Change management is a complex process that takes time, cooperation and patience, but is well worth the effort. A CFO.com article notes the pathway to change requires time to identify areas of improvement. Often, organizations have competing factions for certain goals and strategies and how things should be done.

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5 Ways To Get More From Your Stakeholders

Managing stakeholders is a critical part of any project. According to an article on The Project Management Hut website, here are five ways to get more from your stakeholders: define the stakeholders; align goals and expectations; create a plan to manage stakeholders; plan to influence stakeholders; and practice time management.

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