INPUT provides market research and business intelligence primarily for businesses competing for government contracts. Serving more than 2,000 companies, INPUT provides such information as contract opportunities, buying organizations, and vendors in the public sector. It offers directories and organizational structure charts for contacts in the US federal government. The company also serves government organizations by qualifying vendor performance, benchmarking labor rates, finding grant opportunities, and assisting in the strategic planning and spending process. Established in 1974, INPUT was acquired by Deltek, a provider of project management software, in late 2010.
Deltek bought INPUT for $60 million in cash. It primarily serves government agencies and government contractors, and its applications handle expense reporting, HR administration, materials management, and other tasks. The companies' combined offerings will provide a more robust set of services aimed at the government contracting sector, from the collection of market research to offering project management software.