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PPM for Professional Services Automation RFI/RFP Template

Portfolio and Project Management, Resource Planning and Scheduling, Opportunity, Contact, and Contract Management, Time and Expense Management, Financial Management, Budgeting, Costing, and Billing, Knowledge Management, Collaboration, and Analysis, Third Party Integration, Back-office Functionality, Product Technology  

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Should Your Software Selection Process Have a Proof of Concept? Part One: Structures and the Selection Process


This article explores how the proof of concept (POC) fits into the software selection process, when a POC should be undertaken, structural variables, and the advantages and disadvantages of the POC from the client and value-added reseller point of view.

professional selection  contractual negotiations for licensing, professional services, and support are completed. In this situation, the client should be aware that some of the effort within a POC will be directed to closing the opportunity rather than strictly an analysis and design process. Further, as the sale is still at risk, participants from the software vendor or VAR are likely to be less candid than if they in post sales environment. Justification of a POC The POC has been introduced to overcome some of shortcomings of Read More

Professional Services and Support


Professional services address very specific needs, such as public relations, portfolio management, software engineering, etc. They are provided by specialized individuals, companies, or departments within a company.

Even though support may be considered a part of the professional services business area, a distinction has to be made between the two. Support usually refers to technical support, which is a special type of professional service requiring highly qualified technicians who have experience providing assistance with technology products. While consultants who provide professional services usually charge clients for each project and the amount of time spent for it, support teams are usually paid a monthly or yearly fee.

professional selection  Services and Support Professional services address very specific needs, such as public relations, portfolio management, software engineering, etc. They are provided by specialized individuals, companies, or departments within a company. Even though support may be considered a part of the professional services business area, a distinction has to be made between the two. Support usually refers to technical support, which is a special type of professional service requiring highly qualified Read More

PPM for Professional Services Automation RFI/RFP Template


Portfolio and Project Management, Resource Planning and Scheduling, Opportunity, Contact, and Contract Management, Time and Expense Management, Financial Management, Budgeting, Costing, and Billing, Knowledge Management, Collaboration, and Analysis, Third Party Integration, Back-office Functionality, Product Technology

professional selection  of your PPM for Professional Services Automation software selection projects. Features and functions included in this PPM for Professional Services Automation Template: Portfolio and Project Management Resource Planning and Scheduling Opportunity Contact and Contract Management Time and Expense Management Financial Management Budgeting Costing and Billing Knowledge Management Collaboration and Analysis Third Party Integration Back-office Functionality Product Technology This functional and technical requi Read More

Software Evaluation and Software Selection


Organizations are surrounded by ambiguity when making their implementation decisions. Accurate and relevant criteria that are properly weighed against an enterprise’s needs, what-if scenarios, and supporting graphics and reports are essential when making a software selection.

professional selection  company. Without having a professional decision support tool to organize and keep priorities in check, as well as to conduct simulations and analyses of the vendors'' performances or fit-to-purpose after priorities are changed, one department''s “needs” can contribute an unreasonably high value to certain criteria in the decision. Project teams do not have the ability to obtain objective, vetted data on available vendor solutions. Vendor demonstrations are often marketing pitches that fail to focus on t Read More

Evaluating Cloud-Based ERP for Professional Service Organizations


In the webcast Top 5 Reasons Professional Services Organizations Are Embracing the Cloud to learn about: the impact of cloud technology on PSOs; t...

professional selection  the unique requirements of professional service automation the cloud considerations that PSOs must take into account You''ll also get the direct experience of one PSO’s evaluation and selection of a cloud-based ERP system. Find out what PSOs need to know to successfully leverage cloud-based ERP. Register for Top 7 Considerations When Evaluating Cloud-based ERP for Service Organizations today. Event date : Januaru 11, 2010, 1 PM Eastern Standard Time Sponsored by SAP For assistance, please contact custome Read More

PPM for Professional Services Automation Software Evaluation Report


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.

professional selection  for Professional Services Automation Software Evaluation Report TEC''s PPM for Professional Services Automation Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides ext Read More

3 Mantras for Starting Your Software Selection Project on the Right Foot


Is your organization looking to buy software—now or at any time in the future? If so, how do you go about starting your software selection project? TEC's Denis Rousseau, who has extensive experience helping companies like yours with their software selection process, offers up three mantras to help your initiative get off to a good start.

professional selection  very few companies employ professional software experts to select their next best-fit solution. It makes good sense to do so, as enterprise software selection on a large scale is a situation that does not arise that often—and as a result is something that most companies don’t have much experience with. Recognizing your limitations when it comes to evaluating and selecting software can be helpful. It will allow you to identify areas where you may need help, and to find experts who can provide that Read More

4 Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection


Cutting-edge technologies such as LTE and 4G networks are transforming the way employees communicate, and VoIP services are being adopted by an increasing number of organizations. The challenge for companies today is finding a VoIP solution that best meets business needs, budgetary constraints, and technical requirements. This report can help companies narrow down their options quickly and efficiently, through four simple steps.

professional selection  Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection Cutting-edge technologies such as LTE and 4G networks are transforming the way employees communicate, and VoIP services are being adopted by an increasing number of organizations. The challenge for companies today is finding a VoIP solution that best meets business needs, budgetary constraints, and technical requirements. This report can help companies narrow down their options quickly and efficiently, through four simple steps. Read More

ERP Selection Case Study: Tylö


Swedish-based Tylö is the world’s leading manufacturer of sauna, shower, and steam bath systems. Family-owned since the 1940s, today Tylö generates growth by leveraging IT-based operational support. Thus, when new growth objectives called for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Tylö considered four alternatives: Movex, Jeeves, Axapta, and an upgrade of ASW. Find out which system it chose.

professional selection  Selection Case Study: Tylö Swedish-based Tylö is the world’s leading manufacturer of sauna, shower, and steam bath systems. Family-owned since the 1940s, today Tylö generates growth by leveraging IT-based operational support. Thus, when new growth objectives called for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Tylö considered four alternatives: Movex, Jeeves, Axapta, and an upgrade of ASW. Find out which system it chose. Read More

IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence for Professional Users


Professional report authors have been looking for a collaborative, web-based reporting solution that can deliver information quickly. Professional users want a solution that allows them to author enterprise reports, and distribute those reports to a global audience. Learn how business intelligence (BI) and performance management solutions can help everyone in a company participate in the creation and delivery of reports.

professional selection  8 Business Intelligence for Professional Users Professional report authors have been looking for a collaborative, web-based reporting solution that can deliver information quickly. Professional users want a solution that allows them to author enterprise reports, and distribute those reports to a global audience. Learn how business intelligence (BI) and performance management solutions can help everyone in a company participate in the creation and delivery of reports. Read More

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 term, its eventual absorption into the Microsoft Dynamics product line may affect Microsoft's strategy in the project portfolio management marketplace.

professional selection  Dynamic New Approach to Professional Services Automation Introduction With the recent re-branding of the Microsoft Business Solutions product line as Microsoft Dynamics , Solomon , Microsoft''s flagship professional services automation (PSA) solution for the small and medium business (SMB) market, has been repackaged as Microsoft Dynamics SL . Microsoft Dynamics SL version 6.5 extends the solution''s prior functionality through its business portal, as well as by offering new modules for purchase Read More

Software Selection Slagging


Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I'd recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC

professional selection  Selection Slagging Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I''d recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC recommend (more on that later as we''re preparing to publish our internal guide). 180 Read More

ERP Selection Case Study: PIAB


Swedish-based PIAB is a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, and develops and sells solutions for improving productivity in the graphical, medical, and automobile industries, among others. Established in the 1950s, PIAB has subsidiaries and distributors in over 50 countries. In the early 2000s, PIAB sought to replace its aging enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Find out which system it chose, and why.

professional selection  Selection Case Study: PIAB Swedish-based PIAB is a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, and develops and sells solutions for improving productivity in the graphical, medical, and automobile industries, among others. Established in the 1950s, PIAB has subsidiaries and distributors in over 50 countries. In the early 2000s, PIAB sought to replace its aging enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Find out which system it chose, and why. Read More

5 Steps to Successful ERP Selection


Focusing on a successful ERP selection at the start of an ERP implementation project will help drive a company's ERP project success and, more importantly, the achievement of long-term business objectives. This white paper highlights five tips for making an ERP selection process a success, including performing internal and external due diligence, dealing with legal terminology, and making organizational change management initiatives part of your ERP selection process.

professional selection  Steps to Successful ERP Selection Focusing on a successful ERP selection at the start of an ERP implementation project will help drive a company''s ERP project success and, more importantly, the achievement of long-term business objectives. This white paper highlights five tips for making an ERP selection process a success, including performing internal and external due diligence, dealing with legal terminology, and making organizational change management initiatives part of your ERP selection process. Read More