Welcome to the Costpoint 7 Center!
For years, Deltek Costpoint has been a household name in the government contracting industry. As an ERP system built specifically for project-driven organizations, Costpoint 6 became the gold standard for many of the top government contracting businesses across the nation. Until now, that is!
With the release of Costpoint 7 (CP7), the system, as we know it, has been forever transformed. Don’t panic! All of the functionality for compliance is still there. But Deltek has overhauled everything from the user interface to screen layouts and even the technical foundation that the system is built upon. With these changes, the gold standard that was Costpoint 6 will become the platinum standard that is Costpoint7!
Although businesses will have to address the multitude of changes embedded in CP7, these enhancements bring major opportunities for organizational improvement. An opportunity for staff to work more efficiently through the new user interface. An opportunity to electronically integrate with other data sources outside the CP7 application, bi-directionally and in real-time. And an opportunity for greater information accessibility through the web-based architecture. There’s certainly a lot to like.
In this blog, the Costpoint 7 Center, you’ll find a plethora of information on upgrading to the latest version of Costpoint. Our functionality authors, Jeff Woerner and Randy Cole, will fill you in on the end-user changes within the system and what’s critical when your company decides to upgrade. Meanwhile, Rob Wilson and Gordon Crickman, our infrastructure gurus, will provide expertise on preferred hardware configurations needed to support web access, inter-app connectivity, redundancy, load balancing….the list goes on and on.
Keep in mind that older versions of Costpoint, such as v6.1, will see Deltek support retired in mid to late 2013. Accordingly, the migration to CP7 isn’t a question of if, but a question of when. The time is now to start planning your transition so that your business is not interrupted and your employees can hit the ground running the day you launch.
If you have any questions you’d like to see answered in Costpoint 7 Center, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.