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Maconomy Showcases People Planner and Maconomy X+ at MIPIM

Maconomy demonstrates its ability to help address the top industry concerns
identified by the Association for Consulting and Engineering (ACE)

London, 11 March, 2008 – In its State of Business Report 2007, ACE identified the industry’s most pressing concerns as: internal resourcing, recruitment and skills shortages; low fee levels; and delays in payment leading to poor project profit margins.

Maconomy will be showcasing the latest version of its industry-leading business software, Maconomy X+ and People Planner at the international property show, MIPIM in Cannes from 11-14 March 2008. Maconomy, an affiliate of ACE, will be joining ACE’s consultancy and engineering stand on the London stand at the show. It will be demonstrating how its software and service offerings address the property development and construction industry‘s major concerns, as highlighted above.

Maconomy X+ and People Planner have been designed to help consultancy and engineering firms respond efficiently and effectively to current and future challenges, by enabling project managers to manage their staff, resource capacity and projects, and thus drive improved financial results.

“It is essential for the future growth of the sector that organisations take positive steps to address the issues raised in our State of Business Report,” says Andy Walker, ACE’s communications and public affairs director. “Ensuring that resource planning and utilisation is managed as effectively as possible is one of the ways they can do this.”

Maconomy customer Quintessa, recognises the importance business planning can play in maintaining profitability. "We needed a system which provides us with the ability to see resourcing at a glance and to resource and plan projects seamlessly. The intuitive and easy to use interface in Maconomy People Planner allowed us to do just this with ease and the project costing functionality within Maconomy itself gave us the visibility we need over all our project lifecycles." said David Hodgkinson, Managing Director, Quintessa

“As a long established ACE affiliate, with many years of experience working with project orientated organisations, we are continually developing our software and services to ensure they address the major pain points our clients are facing,” says Neil Davidson, managing director, Maconomy UK. ”Revenue in the construction industry is increasing on average by 20 per cent yet profit is only increasing by 0.9 per cent. The key to unlocking this profit is through the effective use of resources.”

Maconomy will be exhibiting alongside ACE on Stand 21 on the London Stand RSV01 at MIPIM, at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France from 11-14 March 2008.


About Maconomy

Maconomy is a global provider of industry-specific business solutions for professional services companies and marketing communications organisations. Maconomy business solutions help optimize project and resource management, manage costs and drive profitable behaviour throughout an organization. 95% of Maconomy customers get a positive ROI from Maconomy solutions and pay for their investment within an average of 25 months. Customers include Deloitte, KPMG, Millward Brown, Philips, PricewaterhouseCoopers, WM-data, WPP, Rambøll, Omnicom Group, Publicis Groupe and more.

Maconomy A/S was founded in 1989 and corporate headquarters are located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Maconomy services and supports customers in 50 countries through our offices in the U.S. and across Europe, and through an extensive partner network. Today, more than 100,000 users worldwide run Maconomy business solutions. Maconomy A/S is listed at OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen (DK 0010274174)) More information can be obtained from

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