Your employees make every effort to satisfy their customers and deliver great projects. However, great projects are not enough for a consultancy firm. Successful growth also requires you to have enough billable hours and projects delivered with healthy margins.
Service providers and consultancy firms are doing well in the Netherlands. The economic recovery and digitalisation have boosted turnovers in recent years, but a chronic shortage of staff and increasing competition are hampering this growth. Winning and retaining customers is therefore quite challenging. Achieving growth as such is not enough. You also need to achieve returns from this growth.
The customer remains critical, wants more added value and wants its services delivered at ever more competitive hourly rates. In practice, we see that internal inefficiencies are standing in the way of this value creation: how many spreadsheets and tools do you need in your day-to-day work? The entry of hours, project lists and so on causes a lot of hassle and mistakes, particularly in dynamic project environments. This type of time-consuming, unprofessional work also tends to involve unnecessary duplication of effort.
How can you prevent your healthy margins from being wiped out by lack of insight? How can you grow professionally without losing valuable time fire-fighting and correcting mistakes caused by internal inefficiencies?
Whether you are engaged in simple time registration or clear project reports – Exact was designed to make things easy for consultancy firms. Get your employees to simply enter their hours each day online. You will see your time registration is faster and better. The result: No more observations after the fact, but direct control with clear progress reports that really show the current state of affairs.
Your organisation is growing with more employees and more projects. How do you prevent high expenditure on projects? How can you manage the expected manpower utilisation? Exact not only gives you more control over costs and margins through better project monitoring; it also gives you the opportunity to increase the capacity utilisation of employees and therefore directly boost your turnover.
Your organisation continues to grow, with more branches and more complexity. How can you grow and scale up dynamic and growing project organisations in a manageable way? Make the management of your complex financial project organisation easy. Projects, employees and relations are centrally managed. The inter-company functionality allows you to easily settle transactions between various branches. The figures are easily consolidated, without spreadsheets and long, time-consuming closing cycles.
At Menken Orlando we continue to work on the optimisation of our processes, and Exact helps us with this. Using WMS saves us a lot of time in our inventory management and works very accurately.
We looked at a range of systems, including the major players with ERP packages. However, we concluded that we are still very satisfied with Exact and in combination with a number of custom solutions, we can continue for a number of years to come.
As we need to register more information, Exact Synergy ensures we keep the administrative avalanche under control. Since the implementation of Exact Globe and Exact Synergy, we've been able to save time equivalent to 1.5 FTE.
With Exact Globe, we have been able to reduce our reporting time by 20%
It's a piece of cake to review or update your production plans in Exact
This is how Yogi Tea manages millions of bags of tea around the world. Exact helps us to meet the strict quality requirements set by the FDA and other authorities.
Exact is a significant part of our dairy farm assessment system.