Author: wptrystructure

Tips for A Successful A/E Firm Software Implementation

Finding the ideal software solution is an important step in managing your architecture or engineering (A/E) effectively. But it’s just the first step. Next, you’ve got to implement that system, train your people, and get them comfortable using it. Of course, even with the most intuitive systems, implementations can “go sideways” for various reasons. Fortunately, you can take action to ensure a successful system launch.

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Managing Subconsultant Fees: A Guide for A/E Firms

Architecture and engineering (A/E) firms use various methods to manage the fees of subconsultants (subs) within their projects. Ideally, all the various subconsultant scenarios a firm encounters could be handled in a system that combines project management and invoicing capabilities. Unfortunately, most project management software is designed to handle only one or two scenarios at best. Here is a breakdown of more common scenerios and best practices on how to handle them.

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A/E Client Invoices: The Key to Better Communication

If you generate invoices manually every month, you probably don’t look forward to that task. And, if you’re committed to providing precisely the information each client wants to see in a layout that makes sense to them, you face an even more significant time commitment. There is an easier way! Technology can bring you a variety of invoice templates that will satisfy the requests of your A/E clients.

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How A/E Firms Can Invest in Project Managers This Year: 5 Proven Tips

Times are changing. Employees no longer plan to stay with one firm for decades—particularly if it becomes clear that they won’t be getting the role they’re focused on. They want to be PMs and they want to start their training asap. That means A/E firms have to be intentional about how they “groom” their talent if they want the best employees to stick around.

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Tips for Making the Holidays Happier for A/E Firm Accountants

The exclamation “Happy Holidays!” typically rings a little hollow for architecture and engineering (A/E) firm accountants. Instead of being fun and festive, the end of the calendar year is one of their busiest times (along with tax season), as they scramble to complete a variety of tasks. However, there are ways that A/E firm accounting departments can complete those tasks without all of the usual stress.

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