Tag: project management

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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What is EBITDA and Why Does It Matter to Software Development Companies

There are many ways to assess your company’s financial performance, profitability, and overall financial health. One of the most common is to look at EBITDA. EBITDA stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. In other words, it’s the revenue your company brings in minus standard operating costs like salaries. It’s helpful to look at this figure since things like interest, taxes, etc. are variable and can change over time.

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Why Successful Firms Go Beyond Accounting to Financial Management

Many architecture and engineering (A/E) firms see the terms “accounting” and “financial management” as synonyms. But the truth is that while they’re related, they are very different practices. And while limiting its focus to the former will allow an A/E firm to meet its financial obligations and survive, the latter is required for firms that want to thrive.

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