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Taking Control of Your Business: Growing Profitably in the Professional Services Market
How can a professional services firm grow profitably while providing clients with the services and project pricing they demand? The firm must rely on best

opportunity management and define professional services  Profitable Clients with Adaptable Opportunity Management Firms need to grow business, but more important, they need to grow business with profitable clients. Many firms, however, lack a consistent approach to scoping projects, hindering their ability to understand which opportunities will be most profitable. To drive new business and expand the footprint of services provided to existing clients, firms need support for opportunity management ' including account management, lead generation, and

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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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