Ride the Wave: Mavenlink’s Wave for Professional Services

We speak with services leaders every day. One thing is clear — services firms have a profound need for business intelligence to make sense of vast information sources. Most of their systems, even if mission critical, are often best described as silos of information storage, with people lobbing key data over very high walls.

Behind Mavenlink: Determined to Help Services Providers Thrive

People often ask about where the idea for Mavenlink came from. The truth is, the seed actually got planted more than 20 years ago, while I was at Accenture.

The Process Mistakes: Bad SOWs, Bulk Scheduling, Not Cost Tracking [Part 4]

Remember when your agency first started out? Maybe, if you were lucky enough to be there. Even if you weren’t, you can guess.

The Profit Mistakes: New Services, Low Margins, Not Delivering [Part 3]

If there’s one thing that gets everyone out of bed in the morning, it’s our work, and the prospects for contributing to the growth of our personal and national economy.  That’s a pretty lofty statement.

The People Mistakes: Forecasting, Hiring, Contracting [Part 2]

You are only as good as your people.

Here's How to Avoid The 10 Biggest Mistakes Agencies Make While Growing (and What They Are)

Growing Pains

Congratulations! You're experiencing agency growth!

You’re probably building successful campaign strategies, retaining talent, winning new business, and positioning your agency in a way that works.  There’s a huge opportunity for your growth.  It’s blue skies and smooth sailing ahead!

Two New Ways to Manage Tasks Like a Maven

Three Key Ways Technology is Changing Finances and Accounting Forever (in 2016)

The new year is upon us. Technology is everywhere. Integrations are plentiful. APIs are a must. Big Data is common. Dashboards let everyone from executives to project executors act on critical intelligence. 

So what does this mean for professionals managing the bottom line?  

Mavenlink + Salesforce: Enabling The Platform of the Future

Close your eyes and visualize the connection points between your systems for project management, project accounting and resource planning. Now add in your CRM and accounting systems. What does it look like?

Six Simple Swaps that Boost Employee Productivity and Improve Your Service

In today's economy, the cost of producing goods is rapidly declining. At the same time, the services-oriented market is booming. The services industry has grown by more than 65 percent in the past 50 years. 

In this services-oriented future, your people are your product.  That's why it's important to ensure you hire, and retain, positive teams with great service.  They are key to productivity.

Six Companies Boosting Profit Margin in 2015 and How

Your services business lives and dies by its profit margins. Business professionals say all the time, “We have more sales than ever.  My company is growing.  But I’m not making money.  I don’t get it.”

Got Issues? Track Them with Mavenlink Issue Tracking

While we wish every project could go off without a hitch, we are also big believers in pragmatism. Every project is going to run into a few roadblocks, like bugs, client changes, or tickets — all of which can impact scope and timeline.

Manage Resource Utilization with Mavenlink’s Enhanced Utilization Report

Good utilization is the hallmark of a well-run agency or professional services team. When your team is consistently busy delivering work (and not so busy that they burn out), you can hire reliably and invest in your business.

What’s New: Multiple Rate Cards for Streamlined Project Management and Billing

Rate Cards are a powerful way to standardize project pricing and improve the efficiency of your team’s billable projects. Since we first launched this feature last year, we’ve been listening to feedback from Rate Card power users. Today, we are excited to share with you some new enhancements that make Rate Cards even more versatile.

Set for Success: New Project Settings in Mavenlink

In an effort to make the settings area for your Mavenlink projects more intuitive and even easier to get to, we’ve made a few recent improvements. Most notably? We’ve moved the gear icon to access your settings to a position that is more noticeable: right next to your project’s name.