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Moore Kingston Smith launches new budgeting and scheduling strategy with Dayshape


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The top 20 multidisciplinary professional services firm, Moore Kingston Smith, is set to evolve its engagement planning, budgeting, and scheduling process with Dayshape’s AI-powered resource management software.

Edinburgh, UK, 18th July 2022 – Dayshape, a software company using AI technology to power professional services planning, welcomes Moore Kingston Smith, the top 20 multidisciplinary professional services firm, as a new customer this month. The new software investment forms part of a wider initiative to transform resource management at the firm, driving operational efficiencies and improving the working lives of their people. Moving away from an administrative process, Moore Kingston Smith will use Dayshape to reshape their resource management function into a strategic powerhouse within the firm.

Andrew Bone, CEO and Co-founder of Dayshape, said “We are delighted to be working with Moore Kingston Smith and for the opportunity to help them to transform their resource management strategy, drive efficiencies, and achieve their important people-focused initiatives.

Moore Kingston Smith will use Dayshape’s engagement economics functionality to plan, approve, and roll forward resource plans in unison with the engagement budget, and gain real-time financial projections and warnings as engagements progress. This visibility will allow client fees to be accurately set, and enable informed, preemptive decisions to keep engagements on track.

Sarah Kirkman, Recruitment and Resourcing Lead at Moore Kingston Smith said: “The introduction of Dayshape will result in a more robust and accurate budgeting process for the firm, which in turn leads to increased time efficiency and deployment of our people.

In adopting skills-based AI-powered scheduling, Moore Kingston Smith continues to invest in the wellbeing and future career development of their people. In addition to reducing the manual burden of allocating work for the resourcing team, Dayshape’s assisted and on-demand scheduling options ensure task allocation is optimized, based on who is best suited to working on a particular engagement, reducing selection bias and promoting greater inclusion – a key priority at the firm.

This will allow Moore Kingston Smith to not only consider current skills, certifications, and work experience of resources when allocating work but also utilization rates and whether the resource has already been given a task on a specific engagement. Together, this suitability criteria provides a powerful metric which enables Moore Kingston Smith to provide a healthy work-life balance for their people, deliver top quality work for satisfied clients, and empower the resourcing team to make quicker, easier and data-driven scheduling decisions.

Sarah Kirkman said: “We’re looking forward to utilizing the tools available within Dayshape, such as skills-based scheduling, work preferences and data-led decision making to not only deliver for our clients, but also provide an enhanced, more enjoyable experience for our people here at Moore Kingston Smith. The AI functionality will also hugely benefit the resourcing team too.”

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About Dayshape

Dayshape is an AI-powered engagement planning and resource management platform, built from the ground up for professional services firms. Dayshape helps you maintain an optimal workforce and supports your mission: profitability and growth, outstanding client service, and fulfilling careers for your people. Dayshape makes it easy, through assisted and fully automated scheduling, to assign the right person, at the right time, every time.

Headquartered in Edinburgh, Dayshape has more than 15,000 users across ten countries. Global customers, including two of the Big Four accounting firms, use Dayshape to boost profitability, improve client service, and keep their teams happy.

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About Moore Kingston Smith LLP

Moore Kingston Smith LLP is an independent, leading UK firm of accountants and business advisers. With over 70 partners and more than 650 people based in and around London, Moore Kingston Smith is the London firm of the Moore UK network, a top 15 UK accountancy group as ranked by Accountancy Age. A leading member of the Moore Global Network, Moore Kingston Smith is part of this international family made up of over 30,000 people across more than 100 countries.

Its members connect and collaborate to take care of our client’s needs – at a local, national and international level.

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