Maintaining an ethos of excellence

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Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by Jack Alford in Project News

Keppie choose Union Square to enhance project management

The international practice, Keppie has made the decision to upgrade its finance system to Union Square for Project Accounting.  The multi-disciplinary practice offers services in architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture.  Keppie recognised the opportunity to improve the way in which it worked, in particular with the management of projects financial performance.

With green shoots emerging on the economic horizon, Keppie is experiencing the business starting to flourish again.  Its underpinning ethos has always been to deliver quality in everything they do; one of the main reasons they have been in the industry for 160 years.  It is because of this challenging mentality that the company welcomed the chance to enhance the way in which financial information can be viewed, managed and reported on.  In a conversation with Keppie Chairman Colin Burnet, he explained what he was looking for:

We require a user friendly system that can be utilised easily by project runners.  It is key for me that this level of visibility of project performance is available.  It is something we have not had before

Before making the decision to implement Union Square, Keppie was using an all-encompassing solution which included the management of its financial information.

Problems were not the driver for change, instead Keppie stayed true to its ethos and continued to strive for excellence, a philosophy which led them to Union Square.  After attending a seminar in Edinburgh, the company recognised the value that could be gained from the Project Accounting solution and investigated further.  Colin Burnet added:

“Union Square looked to be an efficient system that would allow us to be more proactive in solving difficulties on projects.  It also keeps information up to date allowing us to keep on top of all projects.”

With Union Square for Project Accounting, Keppie can now manage the time and expenses of a project with a high level of accuracy.  The system offers comprehensive reporting on projects, allowing project runners to make proactive decisions based on facts and figures, while visibility is increased between the necessary people.

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