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PPM for Professional Services Automation

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the high-level monitoring of project portfolios as business investments and automates the project-specific functionality of time, billing, expense reporting, opportunity management, and resource management, linking back office functionality with the PSO’s portfolio of projects. 

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