Upgrade Resources


Welcome to the Vantagepoint Upgrade Resources

The one place for everything you need to support your upgrade from Vision to Vantagepoint. Learn about resources available to help you on your journey to Vantagepoint including training resources, upgrade dates, what’s new in Vantagepoint and much more in one place to make it easy to get the answers you need from the Deltek experts.




Why Vantagepoint and Why Now?

Now is the time to get your teams excited about Vantagepoint! Check out this video to hear from Bret Tushaus on why now is the best time to upgrade, the value drivers for change and what other customers are saying about Vantagepoint.

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Learn


What's New in Vantagepoint?

With each new release of the Deltek Vantagepoint product, Deltek University produces an accompanying guide that covers the new features and enhancements of the release.


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Vantagepoint Videos

Check out videos that highlight Vantagepoint with shorter videos and more extended demos of key areas of the product.





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Vantagepoint Blog

Stay up-to-date with the latest product enhancements and tips from the Vantagepoint experts to help you get the most from Vantagepoint




Vantagepoint Vision
DLZ

The Deltek Learning Zone contains videos, guides and interactive learning opportunities across a broad range of product topics, with something for users of all roles and proficiently levels.

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Access is via a unique URL per company, which is supplied to you at the time of your onboarding. If you have forgotten or can’t find your company’s URL, simply send an email DeltekUniversity@dlz.deltek.com, giving your company name and customer ID if you know it. We will return your URL along with steps on how to reset any forgotten user credentials.

Once logged in, you are free to explore the learning content we have, using flexible filters and search functionality. You can set filters such as Topic and Role, or simply search by keyword to find courses on subjects you wish to learn about. Each user has a personal Learning Profile, where they can set defaults so that relevant training for their product and role are always the first thing displayed on log in.


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Upgrade Preparation



Vantagepoint Readiness Portal

The Vantagepoint Readiness Portal is filled with content that highlights what's new and improved in Vantagepoint. As a Vision user, this portal is created specifically for you to help you understand how to best prepare for your upgrade, learn about new features and enhancements and see what has changed between Vision and Vantagepoint.

If you previously used the Vision software before your upgrade to Vantagepoint, you can watch these presentations and demonstrations by various experts on the Deltek Vision product, to get a better perspective on how things have changed between the two systems.

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The Readiness Portal can be accessed from within the Deltek Learning Zone (DLZ). Customers who are already registered users of the DLZ, and are a Vision or Vantagepoint clients, can access the portal with their current Deltek Learning Zone login. The portal is also available to Vantagepoint customers who have already upgraded. If you have a DLZ Enterprise subscription, you will already have access, regardless of your product.

The Vantagepoint Readiness Portal is also available free of charge to any Deltek Vision customer who does not have an existing DLZ subscription, by simply emailing a request to DeltekUniversity@dlz.deltek.com.

To access the portal, just follow these simple steps

  1. Log into the DLZ platform with your DLZ account credentials
  2. On the opening Dashboard screen, use the “Enter Search keyword” feature to search for “Readiness Portal”.
  3. The “Deltek Vantagepoint Readiness Portal” will come up as the top result for all Vision and Vantagepoint product users, and you can simply click to enrol and launch the portal.
  4. Once enrolled, you can access the portal at any time from your personal Learning Profile, where it will appear on your “Courses” list.




The Customer Assistance Program (CAP)

The Customer Assistance Program (CAP) supports customers who are planning to upgrade from Vision to Vantagepoint. CAP lasts for eight weeks and provides all the necessary guidance to ensure a successful upgrade to Vantagepoint. There is no cost associated with CAP and there are no limits to participants that can join from your company.

Key benefits of CAP:


Check-in Meetings

Live Q&A during the
Check-in Meetings

An Upgrade Plan Template will be provided

Access to the collaboration tool Invision



CAP Sessions for 2022 and 2023

The following dates are available for registration. Additional dates will be added as they are confirmed.

CAP Session 13 CAP Session 14 CAP Session 15
September 7 - October 26, 2022 January 25 - March 15 April 19 - June 7, 2023



Click here to register or email VantagepointCAP@deltek.com if you have questions.



Logistics



Request a Vantagepoint Preview Environment

If you are a Deltek Cloud user, you can get a Vantagepoint preview environment to explore and test Vantagepoint at no additional cost to your business. To get a preview environment, your Deltek Cloud administrator will need to log into the Deltek Support Center to submit the request. Under Cloud Solutions, simply select the “Vantagepoint Preview Environment Request” option, review the details and click submit. The Deltek Cloud team will take a snapshot of your production data, set up your preview environment and send you the instructions to access your preview.


If you are an on-premises customer, you can request the Vantagepoint installer to set up your own Vantagepoint test environment. Simply have your administrator go to the Vantagepoint Readiness Portal, access the Preview Environment and Upgrade Information section and complete the form to request the installer. Once processed, you will receive details on how to access the Vantagepoint installer.


Selecting a Vantagepoint Upgrade Window

If you are a Deltek Cloud user, once you have explored your preview environment you will select an upgrade date from a list of pre-determined upgrade windows. To help you plan for your upgrade, below are the scheduled upgrade windows for 2022

Please note that these are subject to change and selection of an upgrade window can only be completed by your Deltek SaaS Administrator. As more dates are scheduled, the list below will be updated. Administrators can also find more details in the Deltek Cloud Solutions page in the Deltek Support Center.


July 22-23, 2022

Vantagepoint 5.0

August 12-13, 2022

Vantagepoint 5.0

October 28-29, 2022

Vantagepoint 5.5

November 18-19, 2022

Vantagepoint 5.5

December 16-17, 2022

Vantagepoint 5.5


If you are on-premises or managing your own installation of Vision, you will manage the Vantagepoint upgrade date for your company and these dates are not applicable for your upgrade. Below are the tentative dates the latest version of Vantagepoint will be available for your company to install.

• October 29, 2021 - Vantagepoint 4.5
• May 13, 2022 - Vantagepoint 5.0


Need Additional Support for Your Upgrade?

Deltek Global Consulting is here to help. We have an upgrade service package – Vantagepoint Upgrade Launch Care – that is specifically designed to help small and medium-sized firms successfully upgrade. If you want something a little more specific to your needs, you can contact Deltek and we’ll determine the best way to support your upgrade. You can also leverage Deltek Partners to support you. To learn more about what’s available, check out the Vantagepoint Readiness Portal under Upgrading to Vantagepoint. You can also contact vantagepointconsulting@deltek.com for more information.





Continued Support for Vision Users

We understand that each Vision customer is determining the best time for their upgrade and we want to reassure you that Deltek will continue to support your company and your solution. Vision 7.6 will remain in active support beyond the end of 2022; there is currently no end date for the active support phase for Vision 7.6. We will continue to follow user momentum and share successes with our users. If our timeline around the Vision 7.6 lifecycle changes, we will communicate that directly to our customers.






Ask Questions/Get Help





Ask the Product Experts

Have you explored the resources available and still have questions? Ask the product experts! Send an email to Vantagepoint@deltek.com and someone will get you the answers you need shortly.

The Deltek Support Center

The Deltek Support Center is your primary access point for product releases and release notes, knowledgebase (KB) articles, logging and managing cases and much more. Any active user can have a Deltek Support Center login and it can be set up by the company’s administrator. For details, click here.
To access the Deltek Support Center, click here.