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Microsoft's Dynamic New Approach to Professional Services Automation
In the short term, Microsoft Dynamics SL will likely follow the professional services automation (PSA) trend of extending functionality to the Web. In the long

electronic automation services  Microsoft Dynamics SL supports electronic data interchange (EDI) and e-commerce capabilities. Furthermore, this module has robust order management and purchasing features that are specific to distribution organizations. Foundation Microsoft Dynamics SL's Foundation module allows users to work with other Microsoft applications and technologies, as well as with Crystal Reports and the Business Portal . In addition, the Foundation module is delivered with a tool kit for customizations and integrations

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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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Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards


A balanced scorecard is a measurement system for management that provides real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. Developed by Kaplan and Norton in the early 1990s, balanced scorecards provide a control system that helps ensure the right balance between different, and often times conflicting, perspectives. For example, an insurance company may increase profitability by offering incentives to claims assessors for taking a tough stance on payout, but will soon find dissatisfaction among its clients that may lead to lost business. Scorecards help ensure this balance and are an improvement over more traditional single dimension approaches that tend to be based purely on expense management and business growth.

electronic automation services  that exists in an electronic universe where it is easy to capture, analyze, and present this view. Outsourcers would be remiss to not consider balanced scorecards in scenarios where it is necessary to communicate quality of IT service information with business people. That is, rather than drag users into the IT world, use of the scorecard to communicate in a language that is appropriate to business sponsors facilitates this relationship. This is critical in any outsourcing scenario where the ultimate Read More

Sales Force Automation Buyer’s Guide


No matter how effective your sales staff is, there’s always room to boost efficiency and increase sales. But how you go about doing so may be a point of contention. Sales force automation (SFA) solutions come in many flavors, but they don’t all offer the comprehensive SFA functionality you need. Find out how to avoid the pitfalls of choosing SFA software, and get help matching your needs with the right solution for you.

electronic automation services  Scheduling tool: Essentially an electronic replacement for a sales rep's appointment book, this tool allows data to be populated to other areas of the SFA solution (and, if the solution is integrated into them, into marketing, finance and manufacturing systems) and provides other employees in the organization the ability to see the availability of reps and the nature of the clients with whom they are spending time. Consider not only your current scope and needs, but also potential future scope and Read More

E-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Part II


Three minutes of labor from purchase requisition to invoice payment; fully executed due diligence; commitment authorization and no delays. That is the promise of e-procurement and the potential is there for the taking - but not without risk. Extensive preparation is necessary and full integration with related business processes is essential to realize the full value from an e-procurement investment.

electronic automation services  II E-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Part I I J. Dowling, C. Sabean, and D. Geller - November 14, 2000 Introduction This second part of an extended note on e-procurement examines the necessary steps after a business decision to go with e-procurement has been made based on the information and criteria covered in Part I. E-procurement is an integrated system of services and technologies that provides a seamless bridge between buying and selling businesses. The e-procurement process begins at the Read More

Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits


Automating finance processes—such as closing the books, reporting, and other labor-intensive processes—reduces finance costs. By streamlining financial processes, you can spend more time on higher-value responsibilities and help ensure your company has a competitive advantage. Find out about the financial solutions many financial managers are implementing to automate their financial processes and financial transactions.

electronic automation services  to the NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association. Other factors affecting companies streamlining efforts include Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, which can provide a needed push to automate financial systems under that and other compliance mandates. Some [companies] don t even put through an ROI model to determine cost savings, says Jaime Ryan, a founder at Media, Penn.-based finance systems integrator e5 Solutions Group. They do it under a Sarbanes project to become compliant, tighten up their controls Read More

The Business Case for Marketing Automation


With capabilities that span inbound and outbound marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) integration, and robust measurement, marketing automation offers tremendous value to businesses, including improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs, marketing and sales alignment, more and more-qualified) leads, and increased revenues. This eBook will help you create a compelling case for adopting automation technology.

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Metalearn Services


Founded in 2003, Metalearn is an end-to-end learning solutions company. The company offers a customizable and scalable learning management system (LMS), consulting services, and custom content development. Metalearn works with several large enterprises in India and around the globe. Clients include Fidelity, HP, Dell, Igate, Accenture, Dr. Reddy's, Honeywell, Microsoft, and The Commonwealth of Learning. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, India, with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (US); Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Adelaide, Australia; and Singapore.

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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More Part One: SOA, Web Services, and BPM


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Beacon Application Services


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Complete Guide to Sales Force Automation (SFA)


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electronic automation services  Boom in Electronic Signatures Event Summary As the demand for desktop E-commerce solutions increases, organizations are looking for new and improved ways to speed up the signature authentication process that is inherent in relying on FAX machines. Today's choices for authenticating documents include faxing handwritten signatures or using secure public key infrastructure (PKI) solutions. With the complexity of installing and administering PKI through-out large organizations, coupled with fast growing Read More

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