Some big news in the Deltek world was announced today. Deltek has acquired Acumen and its suite of tools including Acumen Fuse, Acumen Risk, and Acumen 360. Many existing Deltek customers use some or all of the Acumen tools to augment their Earned Value Management Systems or improve their Project Management capabilities, so this acquisition brings these tools under one roof and, of course, the Deltek brand. Acumen’s three tools are:
Acumen Fuse helps schedulers, project managers, and analysts to diagnose and resolve shortcomings within the schedule using an advanced library of metrics. Fuse also provides the ability to identify schedule changes, track and evaluate project performance, and even measure earned value and cost information.
Acumen Risk is a cost/schedule risk analysis software which combines the power and accuracy of a Monte Carlo risk analysis engine with the ease-of-use and straightforward reporting Acumen is known for.
Acumen 360 rounds out the software suite by helping to create accelerated schedule scenarios which aim to meet a faster project completion goal or to recover slips and delays incurred during execution.
What Deltek Says
“Acumen is a very successful company that offers innovative solutions unmatched in the marketplace,” said Mike Corkery, president and CEO of Deltek. “We share a common commitment to improve how our customers manage their projects, programs and overall business. Adding Acumen to our portfolio makes our market-leading solutions even stronger and cements Deltek as the place to go for project managers that want to deliver exceptional projects. This acquisition again demonstrates our commitment to continually expanding and enhancing our overall offering for our customers. We welcome Dan Patterson and the entire Acumen team to Deltek and look forward to growing our business together.”
What We Say
At Ten Six, we’re excited to hear this news and look forward to seeing the Acumen product suite under the Deltek brand reach more customers. There’s no doubt that Acumen’s solutions perfectly complement Deltek’s Integrated Program Management (IPM) tool suite and this acquisition only strengthens Deltek’s IPM product portfolio!