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Professional Services Automation: Affordable Hosted Solutions for the Small to Medium Business Market
Although technology is pivotal in maintaining a competitive edge, many smaller professional services organizations (PSOs) have limited time and resources to

advertising roi tco  in the legal and advertising and public relations (PR) industries. In terms of modules, it offers above-average demand management and knowledge management capabilities, in conjunction with project management and resource management. Project Invision provides an on-demand hosted PSA offering that has its roots in PPM. Project Invision offers strong portfolio management and project compliance capabilities. However, as a new arrival in the PSA market, it does not offer expense management, and is weak in

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