PSA Systems Usage and Trends in 2015: Annual Review

The demand for Professional Automation Software (PSA) continues to grow as project management and service organisations search for better methods to manage multiple resources efficiently. There has been the gradual realisation that standalone Gantt project planning software, useful though it is, does not provide project managers with the holistic information they need to coordinate resources […]

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3 Major ERP Features Professional Services Businesses Can Benefit From

PSA software is widely used by professional service companies to optimise their project management capabilities. Many companies offer such software, although in many cases their software is designed as standalone software that has limited integration capabilities with the organisation’s core business systems. It has been shown that those organisations that employ PSA software that is […]

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Top 5 Ways Professional Services Benefit by Using the Cloud

According to surveys conducted by Service Performance Insight in 2014, professional service organisations have been facing tighter markets, which have reduced growth in revenues and affected profit margins. Nevertheless, many PSA organisations continue to experience ongoing growth. According to a report on Improving Project Profitability released in July 2015 by the Aberdeen Group, the best-in-class […]

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ERP Needs of the Service Industry

Service companies operate in a highly competitive environment. Spanning many industries and of varying sizes, service companies share a common trait and that is the need to efficiently sell their services to their clients. While many service groups demonstrate technical excellence in their fields, it has been shown that this does not necessarily mean that […]

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Professional Services Automation Leads to Better Performance

Numerous service organisations specialise in providing professional service skills to business and industry. Whether it is for project management, legal, or auditing services, all these service organisations share one thing in common and that is the need to hire, manage, and sell professional skills. The processes used to manage these professional skills determine the extent […]

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Calling All Service Professionals: Business Case for PSA

Service professionals understand the importance of completing projects on time and in budget, but frequently lack the tools that enable them to manage their projects effectively, to control expenses, and to manage progress to completion. The reason for this lies in the fact that the tools used are independent of each other, making it difficult […]

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Cloud ERP System Checklist: Growing Services Company

Professional service companies have to manage their resources effectively in order to ensure profitability, and most make use of Professional Services Automation (PSA) software to run their businesses. Such companies generally operate in highly competitive markets and need systems that allow them to maximise their efficiency while keeping a tight control over costs. This need […]

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Professional Services Companies: NetSuite vs. The Competition

Professional service companies are unique in that they sell skills rather than products. These companies operate in disparate fields with the common denominator that they sell diverse and exceptional skills. Their biggest challenge lies in harnessing these skills in such a manner as to be able to maximise individual productivity while effectively coordinating major projects. […]

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Professional Services Businesses – An Optimal SRP to meet your needs!

NetSuite’s Next-Generation Services Resource Planning for Professional Services At the SuiteWorld 2014 conference in California, NetSuite announced their next-generation Services Resources Planning (SRP) solution aimed at professional services companies. SRP brings PSA (Professional Services Automation), ERP and CRM features into one suite, giving project management and product-based companies the tools needed to run their businesses […]

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NetSuite’s Professional Services Software

As they grow, all companies invest in new plant and equipment, undertaking installation with in-house teams, sometimes in collaboration with outside contractors; yet few businesses have invested in project management solutions to manage these projects. In many instances, project planning will be managed by the use of spreadsheets or project planning packages such as MS […]

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