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Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Six: Challenges and User Recommendations
While we believe that the Deltek’s strategy to shore up its current install base and to target new related markets has been sound, one should never discount

vendor discount and invoices  strong sign that the vendor is deeply committed to continued investment and improvement of each of its product suites for project businesses and professional services firms. Deltek also announced that, once again, it achieved strong profitability and cash flow for fiscal 2002, which reportedly marked the 18th consecutive year of profitability for the company. In addition, the company added more than 300 new customers during the year in a variety of industries including aerospace, construction,

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