The Complete Management Solution for Architecture, Engineering & Construction Firms

    Purpose-built for the AEC industry, aec360 integrates all of your firm’s business areas to provide a true 360-degree view of your business. On any device, any time, from any location.

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    Get a 360° view of your architecture, engineering, and
    construction firm

    CRM

    Find and win more work

    Marketing, Business Development, Experience Management, and Relationship Intelligence
    The ability to leverage your firm’s relationships and experience to find and win new work is the lifeblood of your AEC firm. Ensuring that your firm makes wise business development investment decisions, builds proposals that highlight the best possible experience and qualifications, and effectively leverages your network of relationships are critical aspects of business development success.

    What aec360 can do:

    • Help you maintain a 360-degree view of your clients, relationships, pursuits, experience, and growth initiatives
    • Provide pursuit management and go/no-go decision support to optimize your pursuit investments and win strategies
    • Increase relationship insights and automate the contribution of important data through an innovative passive data collection strategy, relationship mapping, and who-knows-who analytics
    • Leverage a complete library of firmwide experience to understand relevant experience and qualifications and generate dynamic resumes, project cut sheets, and other proposal documents
    • Overcome seller/doer user adoption challenges with an Outlook and mobile-centric user experience

    Project Operations

    Optimize your project lifecycle

    As a project and people-driven organization, your AEC firm needs to effectively manage the complete life cycle of your projects, from planning and estimating activities during the business development process, all the way through billing and project closeout processes. Having modern, easy to use tools that drive Project Manager user adoption is crucial to maximizing your firm’s project delivery success.

    What aec360 can do:

    • Help you manage the entire project lifecycle to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery
    • Leverage embedded Microsoft Project for the web features to plan and execute projects, as well as manage progress and ETC/EAC
    • Optimize the use of employee and subcontractor resources through graphical drag-and-drop resource scheduling and utilization management tools
    • Enable collaboration across your project teams by leveraging integrated capabilities from Microsoft Teams
    • Seamlessly integrate business data across your business development, project management, accounting, and human resource management processes.

    Hear it straight from leading AEC firms

    SmithGroup has a long track record of delivering innovative solutions that help our clients solve their most complex challenges. With our legacy software platform nearing its end of life, we surveyed the market for new business platforms that would help us continue to innovate and serve our clients for the next 10 to 15 years and beyond.  Microsoft Dynamics 365 and aec360 stood out from the crowd, offering not only a best-in-class cloud technology platform, but a business solution that was purpose built for our industry.

    Finance & ERP

    Confidently manage your firm's finances & operations

    Project Accounting, Financial Management, and Operations

    Efficiently managing your firm’s financial management and accounting processes and providing real-time visibility of important project and financial data to key stakeholders has never been so important. Having purpose-built tools that integrate your project lifecycle with key accounting and operational processes is critical to driving efficiencies and insights across your organization.

    What aec360 can do:

    • Easily capture and approve project time, expenses, units, and subconsultant expenses
    • Streamline your billing processes to accelerate cash flow, including online pre-bill approvals, simple adjustments, and flexible invoice formatting
    • Automate key accounting and operations activities across your AR, AP, banking, asset management, and subcontractor management processes
    • Quickly consolidate and distribute financial statements and analyze key financial metrics through integrated financial reporting and analytical dashboards
    • Easily comply with local accounting requirements in over 40 countries around the world

    Human Resources

    Hire and retain the best possible talent

    Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Management

    Optimizing your talent acquisition and retention strategies is a top priority for many AEC firms.  Ensuring that your firm can quickly find, hire, and onboard new talent, as well as continue to develop and grow its existing talent pool, is vital to your firm’s ability to meet its growth objectives.

    What aec360 can do:

    • Help your firm manage the entire employee lifecycle in an integrated platform
    • Find, hire, and onboard new talent with an integrated recruiting and ATS
    • Develop and grow your employees’ skills and capabilities with a complete performance management tool
    • Manage compensation and benefit plans, leave and absence processes, and learning initiatives
    • Ensure that key employee data flows seamlessly across all areas of your business, including to business development and project management

    Business Intelligence

    Gain real-time insights across your firm

    Business Intelligence and Reporting

    In today’s dynamic business environment, key stakeholders across your organization need real-time information at their fingertips to help make important business decisions.  An integrated data model with key metrics from across your business can break down silos and empower your employees to perform at the highest levels.  

    What aec360 can do:

    • Analyze key performance metrics such as revenue, profit, multipliers, utilization, WIP, and AR DSO
    • Provide your project teams with detailed information across their project portfolios, including budgets, actuals, variances, progress, ETC/EAC, and other key project information
    • Leverage a pre-built multi-dimensional data model to slice and dice these metrics by entity, office, market, discipline, service line, and other key business segments
    • Easily format dashboards and enable self-service BI and reporting using Microsoft Power BI, the industry’s leading BI and analytics tool

    Hear it straight from leading AEC firms

    BGE has experienced significant growth over the past several years. Our current systems are no longer able to support our growth efficiently. This led to our evaluation of new cloud-based platforms that will take us into the future. We selected Dynamics 365 and aec360 not only based on its next-generation cloud technology but the fact that it has been purpose-built to meet the unique needs of AEC firms like BGE. We will be able to manage our entire value chain of workflow, delivering and accounting for work, and managing our talent, in a single integrated solution.

    Optimize your entire project lifecycle

    aec360 Project Operations for BST

    For many BST customers, business management software has become mostly an accounting system, surrounded by many other disparate systems. For AEC firms that are committed to BST 10 as their accounting platform, aec360 Project Operations offers a fresh approach designed to help your firm improve project manager user adoption and better integrate your project lifecycle, from business development, to planning, through project execution. 

    Business Development
    Embed project planning and estimating processes directly within your business development cycle
    Project Management
    Leverage embedded Microsoft Project for the web features to plan and execute projects, as well as manage progress and ETC/EAC
    Resourcing
    Optimize the use of your firm’s resources through graphical drag-and-drop resource scheduling and utilization management tools
    Team Collaboration
    Enable collaboration across your project teams by leveraging integrated capabilities from Microsoft Teams
    Integration with BST 10
    Integrate with your BST 10 accounting system to connect key data across your business development, project management, and accounting processes Learn More

    aec360 Project Operations for Deltek

    For many Deltek customers, their business management software has become mostly an accounting system. For firms that are committed to Deltek as their accounting platform, aec360 Project Operations offers a fresh approach designed to help your firm improve Project Manager user adoption and better integrate your project lifecycle, from business development, to planning, through project execution.

    Business Development
    Embed project planning and estimating processes directly within your business development cycle
    Project Management
    Leverage embedded Microsoft Project for the web features to plan and execute projects, as well as manage progress and ETC/EAC
    Resourcing
    Optimize the use of your firm’s resources through graphical drag-and-drop resource scheduling and utilization management tools
    Team Collaboration
    Enable collaboration across your project teams by leveraging integrated capabilities from Microsoft Teams
    Integration with Deltek
    Integrate with your Deltek accounting system to connect key data across your business development, project management, and accounting processes

    FIND AND WIN MORE WORK

    Marketing, Business Development, Experience Management, and Relationship Intelligence

    The AEC industry is rooted in relationships, so your firm’s relationships and experience must be front and center. Ensuring that your firm makes wise business development investment decisions, builds proposals that highlight the best possible experience and qualifications, and effectively leverages your network of relationships is a critical aspect of winning new business. Your CRM system, therefore, needs to be an integral part of your firm’s success.

    What it can do:

    • Maintain a 360-degree view of your clients, relationships, pursuits, experience, and growth initiatives
    • Provide pursuit management and go/no-go decision support, along with a complete library of firmwide experience
    • Overcome seller/doer user adoption challenges with an Outlook and mobile-centric user experience and innovative passive data collection strategy to automate the contribution of key data

    DELIVER AND ACCOUNT FOR YOUR WORK

    Project Management, Project Accounting, Financial Management, and Operations

    As an AEC firm, you need to effectively manage the complete life cycle of your projects, optimize the use of your employee and subcontractor resources, efficiently manage back office-accounting processes, and provide real-time visibility of important project and financial data to key stakeholders. Having purpose-built tools that can manage these processes in an integrated fashion is, therefore, a necessity.

    What it can do:

    • Manage the complete life cycle of your projects – from planning, to project and contract intake, to budget and progress management, to resourcing, to time and expense management and billing
    • Serve up role-based analytics and dashboards that provide real-time insights across your firm
    • Seamlessly integrate with the aec360 CRM and Talent Management applications

    HIRE AND RETAIN TALENT

    Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Management

    Optimizing talent acquisition and retention strategies is a top priority for AEC firms. Ensuring that your firm can quickly find, hire, and onboard new talent as well as continue to develop and grow its existing talent pool is critical to your firm’s ability to meet its growth objectives.

    What it can do:

    • Combine comprehensive HR management capabilities, innovative recruiting and onboarding tools (including LinkedIn Recruiter integration), and embedded analytics to help your firm empower your employees
    • Ensure that key employee data flows seamlessly across all areas of your business
    • Seamlessly integrate with aec360 CRM and ERP applications

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