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We have extensive experience advising professional practices and addressing the people, knowledge and cultural issues associated with such businesses. Success in these firms means achieving the same shared vision, values and culture.

Our clients include:
  • accountants

  • architects

  • chartered surveyors

  • consulting engineers

  • environmental consultants

  • management consultants

  • solicitors

  • transport consultants

  • quantity surveyors

Professional practices aim to charge out as much of their billable time as possible, obtain easy access to their knowledge base, retain good people and at the same time ensure they have sufficient capacity to undertake any new assignments. 

Typically professional practices require business systems covering the following areas:

  • contact management - to maintain contact details and monitor marketing activity

  • bid management - to prepare, monitor progress and report on proposals for new work

  • financial tracking - in order to track actual time and costs incurred against budget

  • planning - including milestone definition and resource allocation

  • activity management - project management and progressing

  • resource management - people and other project resources

  • quality management - standards, documents, audits

  • communication - between fee earners and management.

CASE STUDIES

Transport consultancy - defined business systems strategy and assisted with selection of new project costing and accounting system.

Multi-disciplinary consulting Firm - undertook overall systems review and made recommendations on all aspects of the firms IT systems.

Specialist recruitment agency - defined IT strategy and systems selection.

Mid-sized Firm of solicitors - high spot review.

Chartered surveyor - systems selection of new branch accounting

Accounting Firm - definition and selection of new time and disbursement system.


Contact Details:

Microguide Corporate Computer Consultants, 82 Shortlands Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 6HE

Tel: 020 8549 7152

Fax: 020 8549 8112

Email:enquiry@microguide.co.uk

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