AXIO Solutions for Every Professional Services Role

As part of SBS Group’s commitment to providing solutions and services to help professional services companies meet their organizational goals, we’ve extended the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics AX with broad and deep functionality built specifically to address the needs of the industry. SBS Solutions help to enable mission critical processes for professional services firms - from accounting and financial management to human capital management, project management and business development. 

​​​Select your business role to learn more:

​​​​​​​> SOLUTIONS FOR THE C​EO​​​​​​​

> ​SOLUTIONS FOR FINANCE

> ​​​SOLUTIONS FOR OPERATIONS

> ​​​SOLUTIONS FOR IT


Solutions for the ceo​​

​Succeed in the global marketplace. ​

​To stay competitive, you demand project management excellence and client satisfaction. ​Increasing global competition for services means developing the right solutions for profitable clients in viable ​industries. ​Pervasive talent crunch and compensation hike means retaining top talent with right project mix. Battling eroding margins mean closer management of existing backlog and attention to types of projects won.

To scale your organization to operate effectively in a global marketplace, you need systems that enable you to succeed in the global marketplace by managing resources, skill-sets, projects and finances across any number of countries, companies and entities. You need to be able to provide access to market and client demand by practice and across the company, including projects under contract, projects pending and future opportunities with a project plan, enabling everyone in your organization to become data-driven decision makers.​ ​

SBS Group's AXIO for Professional Services ERP solution enables you to do just that. 

Features of AXIO for the CEO

​​​·    ​Universal integration of resources pools, skill-sets, projects, and finances across any number of countries, companies, or other entities. ​

·    Flexible and extensible systems architecture provides an agile business platform enabling rapid response to market or organizational changes. ​ 

·    Faster deployment and time-to-value than any other enterprise-class ERP.

·    Built on the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform with proven global scalability and enterprise-class extensibility.

·    Compliant with all GAAP, IFRS, Sarbanes-Oxley and DCAA requirements.​

·    Access to real-time key performance indicators needed to make key business decisions. ​


AXIO enables you to develop the right solutions, engage with the right clients and contract the right projects in the face in increasing competition and client demands. Assess project risks based on a single, real-time view of over-budget projects, unmet milestones, unpaid invoices and pending proposals. 

​SBS Group helps maximize shareholder value through improved access to the real-time key performance indicators needed to make key business decisions. Access to the financial and operational KPIs will drive ROI quickly and help the business grow. A year after deploying AXIO, a $250M global firm net income rise by over $15M and increased earnings per share from .04 to .32.  ​​​

Discover the benefits of AXIO Enterprise Resource Planning:

​​​·    ​Uncover business opportunities and risk early 

​​​·    ​Support your multinational enterprise while remaining flexible and reducing your burden on your IT staff

​​​·    ​Improve cash conversion cycles 

​​​·    ​Increase staff utilization by 15 to 40% 

​​​·    ​Increase overall practice profitability by 8% empoying the right mix of projects and resources 

​​​·    ​​Reduce Revenue Leakage by 20% by facilitating the billing of all services performed on client projects​


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​​​​Maximize cash flow, reduce margin erosion and gain control.

Competing in a global marketplace demands renewed rigor in reducing margin erosion for every project sold. You need better flexibility in revenue recognition and competitive contract options. Eroding margins necessitate careful allocation of all expenses (direct, indirect, overhead) to billable projects and loading bill rates accurately. 

​Need help improving your invoicing accuracy? Would you like to reduce or eliminate AR and improve DSO? Do you need a better handle on monitoring and proactively managing project financials? Are you looking for ways to efficiently complete cost reconciliations and determine revenue recognition?

AXIO enables you to do just that and more.

Features of AXIO for Finance

​​​·    Global support: multi-entity support for projects and resources, and multi-language, multi-country support.

·    Robust financials functionalities with regulatory compliance and revenue recognition. ​ 

·    Faster deployment and time-to-value than any other enterprise-class ERP.

·    Project Accounting and Billing capabilities with flexibility to accommodate differing contract and project execution metrics and manage the billing process from invoicing through aging and collections. ​

·    A flexible contract management framework that aligns with the organization’s contract models to ensure that service expectations are clearly described, tracked, and delivered. ​

·    ​​An efficient, real-time ability to track project costs including time and expense capture from project staff.

·   Analytics and reporting coupled with resource, costing, and billing information

·   ​Dashboards that provide executives with current, actionable information and business intelligence functionality


Discover the benefits of AXIO Enterprise Resource Planning:

​​​·    ​​Increase billable hours by 1​0 to 15%
​​​·    ​​Reduce billing cycle by 12 days on average.
​​​·    ​​Improve cash conversion cycles
​​​·    ​​Increase staff utilization by 15 to 40%
​​​​​·    ​​Increase overal practice profitability by 8% ​​
​​​·    ​​Reduce revenue leakage by 20% through facilitated billing of all services performed on client projects
​​​·    ​​​Automate invoice processing, reducing DSO by as much as 30%​


solutions for operations

Exceed client expectations. Drive enterprise-wide efficiencies.

​Managing projects and client demands in a global marketplace means protecting and mining your existing client relationships. You strive to be a trusted advisor to clients, and a gatekeeper to external relationships. You look to find the most appropriate resources for every project, and not just for the sake of utilization. You tightly monitor project variances, risks and issues, while prioritizing resources. 

Are you challenged with monitoring risks, issues and plan variances on projects accurately and/or efficiently? Do you need to better secure resources for project delivery following a sale? 

To keep up with client expectations, you need to efficiently allocate project resources and make changes nimbly. You need a system that will allow you to succeed in the global marketplace by managing resources, skill-sets, projects, and finances across any number of countries, companies, other entities.

Features of AXIO for Operations

​​​·    Universal integration of resources pools, skill-sets, projects, and finances across any number of countries, companies, or other entities. 

·    Flexible and extensible systems architecture built on an agile business platform. ​ 

·    Faster deployment and time-to-value than any other enterprise-class ERP.

·    Project Accounting and Billing capabilities with flexibility to accommodate differing contract and project execution metrics and manage the billing process from invoicing through aging and collections. ​

·   Analytics and reporting coupled with resource, costing, and billing information

·    Compliant with all GAAP, IFRS, Sarbanes-Oxley and DCAA requirements.​

·    Project and Resource Management that helps to ensure the "right" resource is available at the proper time and conversely that resources are utilized to near capacity. 

·    Collaboration tools to optimize project communications and team productivity. 

·   A Contract Management Module to effectively manage a contract life cycle within Microsoft Dynamics AX. This module tracks a contract from the time of negotiation to acceptance, working and then retirement.


Discover the benefits of AXIO Enterprise Resource Planning:

​​​·    ​​Streamline your business processes and increase operational efficiencies. 

​​​·    ​​Improve on-time, on-budget delivery of projects by 30%. 

​​​·    ​​Enable increase in billable hours by 10 to 15% 

​​​·    ​​Increase in staff utilization by 15 to 40% 

​​​·    ​​Increase overall practice profitability by 8% due to the right mix of projects and resources ​​


solutions for IT

​​​Maximize your IT investment.

Competing in a global marketplace means finding better ways to scale while maintaining service levels and performance metrics. You need to manage IT resources amongst internal needs and support for product development, operations and customer experience management. Addressing the company imperative for IT to be a strategic partner in driving business growth is key. 

You need a solution that enables support for any kind of project model and complex, multi-phase and multi-contract engagements. You need scalable technology with integrated workflow management for the proposal development process. You need advanced sales, utilization, and project reporting. Your staff need to be able to securely connect to the applications and information that are stored in the cloud. You need round-the-clock access and support. 

AXIO from SBS Group helps maximize IT investment and addresses the distinct challenges of professional services firms.

Features of AXIO for IT

​​​·    Universal integration of resources pools, skill-sets, projects, and finances across any number of countries, companies, or other entities. 

·    Flexible and extensible systems architecture built on an agile business platform. ​ 

·    Rapid deployment with Microsoft Lifecycle Services: a cloud-based, preconfigured collaborative workspace that optimized AXIO implementations.

·    Round-the-clock access and support.​

·   Cloud-based collaboration tools delivered by centralized dashboards and portals.

·    Device independence and user-customizable applications that can be personalized to consume information as needed by users; intelligent delivery of information based on user profile and preferences.

·    Archiving/document management features.

·   Dashboards with rich visuals that provide advanced sales, utilization and project reporting.

·   Optimized for cloud, on premise or hybrid deployment


SBS Group helps maximize the IT investment through proven and repeatable project implementation disciplines. Through the use of these repeatable implementations disciplines SBS is able drive success while educating the IT staff on managing and enhancing the solution after the initial project concludes. ​

​Rapid Deployment Through Microsoft Lifecycle Services

A cloud-based, preconfigured collaborative workspace that we leverage to optimize AXIO implementations. LCS integrates cloud infrastructure, business analysis, configuration and customization and automates interactions and changes between these elements. LCS uses pre-configured workflows and templates based on best practices and integrated with an Azure-based cloud infrastructure for development and testing. Lifecycle Services helps us improve the predictability and quality of your implementation by simplifying and standardizing the implementation process to realize business value faster. ​


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Microsoft Dynamics AX helps deliver enterprise-wide engagement with an integrated, adaptable business management solution that helps customers make business decisions with greater confidence. Microsoft Dynamics AX works like and with familiar Microsoft software, automating and streamlining business processes and connections with global customers, business partners, and subsidiaries in a way that helps drive business success. ​


Increased agility

With business solutions that allow fast configuration and reconfiguration and rapid deployment of new applications, your organization will be well positioned to support innovation and to capitalize on new opportunities without sacrificing visibility or transactional integrity.  


Fast time to value​​​​

Microsoft Dynamics AX allows fast configuration (and reconfiguration) of business processes to help you launch new initiatives fast and to realize correspondingly rapid return on investment (ROI).  


Happier, more productive users

A familiar, intuitive user interface and streamlined workflows minimize training and help ensure broad adoption of new solutions. Your people can be productive faster.  ​


Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)

Whether you extend your existing Microsoft licensing and support agreements or you choose a different licensing model, Microsoft Dynamics AX enables you to benefit from a standardized platform that allows you to reuse your Microsoft technology stack and skills. This helps you reduce cost and effort associated with implementing and maintaining your business application.  

 
Discover the benefits of AXIO Enterprise Resource Planning Delivered by SBS Group:

​​​·    ​​99+% project success rat

​​​·    ​​Leading provider of best in class Life Cycle Service lead implementations  

​​​·    ​​Pre-built solutions for the industry 

​​​·    ​​Decreased project duration and budget through our RightPath and RightSource models 

​​​·    Ongoing support available on retainer or as needed models through our dedicated help desk 



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