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Deltek Announces Enhanced Version of Deltek Connect for Microsoft Outlook


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Patrick Smith
Vice President, Public Relations and Analyst Relations
Deltek, Inc.

Over 60 government contractors and architecture and engineering firms have purchased Deltek Connect for Microsoft Outlook since it was released; enhanced solution is now compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2010

HERNDON, VA – March 18, 2011 – Deltek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PROJ), today announced the availability of an enhanced version of Deltek Connect for Microsoft Outlook that is now compatible with Outlook 2010. Connect for Microsoft Outlook integrates Deltek Vision, Deltek Costpoint, and GovWin CRM with Microsoft Outlook, enabling business development and marketing professionals to perform important Vision, Costpoint, and GovWin CRM tasks in Microsoft Outlook, ensuring that all sales and marketing activities are recorded in one CRM system of record.

Connect for Microsoft Outlook offers numerous innovative capabilities, allowing business development professionals to manage their business appointments, emails and contacts, as well as manage clients, activities and opportunities – all from Microsoft Outlook. By enabling personnel to manage their CRM records directly in Microsoft Outlook, user adoption of Deltek CRM can expand significantly within organisations that use both solutions.

Connect for Microsoft Outlook was created in partnership with InvisibleCRM – a leading technology custom solutions developer. Leveraging technology from InvisibleCRM, Deltek was able to successfully launch Connect for Microsoft Outlook in 2010. Since its launch, 60 government contractors and architecture and engineering firms have purchased the solution including organisations such as Overwatch Systems, Ltd. and Sebesta Blomberg – a nationally-recognised engineering and design services firm and one of the largest engineering firms in the United States.

"It was a struggle to keep our CRM data maintained and current," said JJ Brantingham, CIO at Sebesta Blomberg. "With Connect for Microsoft Outlook, our users have more power and can access data through a familiar environment, making adoption of this new solution smooth and simple. We didn’t have to change what we do, but overall, we're much more efficient.”

“Our partnership with Deltek proves once again that our solutions work to bridge business applications," said Vlad Voskresensky, CEO of InvisibleCRM. “Our key design principle ‘Do not change the people, change the software’ can be seen working inside Deltek’s Connect solution. Our technology helps to deliver the integration and synchronisation that Deltek’s customers leverage on daily basis to power their business development initiatives.”

“Leading government contractors and professional services firms are embracing technology to streamline and improve their sales and marketing processes," said Namita Dhallan, Executive VP, Product Strategy and Management for Deltek.“In conjunction with InvisibleCRM, we were able to deliver Connect for Microsoft Outlook to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our customers’ business development processes, and as a result, these Deltek customers are seeing a better adoption rate of their CRM software across their organisations.”

About InvisibleCRM

InvisibleCRM is a technology provider of tools engineered to increase user adoption and ROI of enterprise applications by seamlessly integrating them into the way business people work every day. These tools enable users to work with their customer and corporate information, without leaving their favourite applications – Microsoft Outlook and Windows. InvisibleCRM was named Cool Vendor by Gartner and was an “Under the Radar” winner in 2007.

About Deltek

Deltek (Nasdaq: PROJ) is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, government contractors, and government agencies. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. Over 14,000 organisations and 1.8 million users in approximately 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimise resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects.

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