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Professional Services Automation: A New Approach to Business and Knowledge Management for Professional Services Firms
Professional services firms are not like other businesses. They have unique ways of working, unique challenges, and unique opportunities. While progressive

professional  and Knowledge Management for Professional Services Firms Professional services firms are not like other businesses. They have unique ways of working, unique challenges, and unique opportunities. While progressive project-based businesses have already embraced professional services automation (PSA)—achieving results and return on investment along the way—there are still many firms that have yet to fully automate their key business processes or integrate their knowledge base.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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Professional Services


While an electronic data interchange (EDI) initiative improves supply chain communication and speeds up the exchange of goods and services, it is a complicated undertaking. To get started, learn how Inovis Professional Services array of consulting and training offerings, including assessments and technology planning, can help you implement mission-critical integrated solutions efficiently and cost-effectively.

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T-Plan Professional


Testing comprises a variety of tasks over disparate systems, some automated and others manual, leading to complexity in assessment and management for quality assurance. T-Plan delivers structure and control to the multi-discipline environment of testing. T-Plan developed T-Plan Professional to support many aspects of the testing process from unit testing through to user acceptance testing. The T-Plan Product Suite enables testing to be integrated into the software development and implementation process. T-Plan Professional enables both technical and non-technical staff to analyze requirements, design scripts, manage schedules, and execute the activities of software testing.  

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Professional Advantage


Professional Advantage works with companies who seek to improve the performance of their business through the application of technology. Our 250-strong team in 6 offices across Australia and internationally has successfully worked with over 1000 organisations including well known companies such as AFL, Starbucks Coffee Australia, GHD, Hays Personnel, Muffin Break, Austar and many others. Our customers report strong benefits from projects executed by Professional Advantage. Examples include Austar saving close to $1.7mln per annum by implementing a new inventory system and NQR achieving an annual cost reduction of $250,000 through the implementation of an integrated retail and financial management system.In almost two decades since its founding, Professional Advantage has won numerous vendor and business awards, including being named the top Asia Pacific partner by its vendors and voted 'best value' and 'highest customer satisfaction' by the Australian Financial Review - Boss Consulting survey.

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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.

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Case Study: Kempe Group


Kempe, a provider of innovative engineering solutions and services for a variety of industries, was using separate systems to manage the financial and operation aspects of the business. These systems were out of date and made accurate financial reporting almost impossible. With the help of a value-added reseller (VAR), Kepme implemented a centralized, integrated solution that stores information in real time. Learn more.

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Seven Steps to Flawless Business Intelligence


Business intelligence (BI) capabilities transform vast amounts of data into relevant information that organizations rely on to make decisions and manage performance. Most companies have some form of BI, and most are familiar with its benefits. However, in order to extract maximum advantage from BI initiatives, it is necessary to be aware of—and avoid—their seven “fatal flaws.”

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Growing Small Business F.J. Westcott Gets Help with ERP Software Selection from TEC


F.J. Westcott, a photographic equipment distributor based in Toledo, Ohio (US), recently discovered its legacy system could no longer keep up with its growing business. However, Westcott realized it needed to do its homework before jumping into the purchase of a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Company executives, including chief financial officer (CFO) Jeff Cohen, did just that by attending an ERP Vendor Shootout moderated by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). These biannual events are intended to simplify the ERP selection process for companies with manufacturing, distribution, and project-oriented requirements, by hosting top ERP packages demonstrations side by side. Westcott found TEC's comprehensive and structured software evaluation and selection methodology could determine which, out of the hundreds of ERP systems on the market, was the best-fit for its evolving business.

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What Makes a Good White Paper Good… (Part 4)


Here's the final point in a series of four aimed at identifying a "good" IT white paper (and providing helpful hints, should you need to write one). The previous points addressed the importance of the white paper's introduction, of writing to a specific audience, and of proposing a viable solution. The final point, appropriately enough, considers key features of an effective conclusion. 4. All

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TEC Joins Forces with SIRIUS Services Conseils to Help Clients Reduce Risk When Choosing Enterprise Software


SIRIUS Services Conseils and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance designed to assist companies with comparing, evaluating, and selecting enterprise software.

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LMS Can Help Regulate Good Ethical Practices


When we talk about the benefits of learning management systems (LMS), training and employee competency usually come to mind. For that reason, LMS is often considered a less-than vital business activity (since it doesn’t address “core” business issues). Add to that the fact that nobody really enjoys training, and you’ve got a recipe for, well, no LMS. However, when it comes to compliance issues

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