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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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Bite-sized Apps-A New Trend in Enterprise Software


TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the latest offerings from UNIT4 and SYSPRO, which appear to mark a new trend in enterprise software—small, focused, “bite-sized” applications to extend enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The fact that their price and footprint are well defined give them broad appeal. Read this article to learn more.

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Busting the Myth of Commoditized Software Markets with the New TEC Focus Indicator


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ERP Vendors Venturing into PSA


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NetSuite OpenAir


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