Deltek’s 2020 AE Clarity Report
The Deltek Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry Study has retained notoriety as one of the world’s most sought-after AE Industry reports. From January 21, 2020, through March 23, 2020, Deltek partnered with CMG Consulting and surveyed over 415 participating firms of all shapes, sizes, and disciplines from across the United States and in Canada to create the 41st Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study.
In this year’s study, Deltek focuses on emerging technology trends, financial statements, business development, project management and human capital management forecasts that will impact AE firms throughout 2020 and beyond.
Surveyed directly from key decision-makers, the Clarity report provides an impressive array of insights into the KPI’s that impact AE firms the most.
Highlights from this year’s study include:
- Popular emerging technology trends in this year’s Study continue to be the Internet of Things (IoT), geolocation, big data, and science. Augmented/virtual reality debuted this year near the top and is especially important to large firms.
- Firms are primarily applying technology trends to project execution and project management as part of their strategic plans to earn a tangible return on investment.
- Top challenges are cost, prioritization, and employee education about tech trends and their application to architecture, engineering, and construction.