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What is Professional Services Automation (PSA)?

The PSA is designed to assist service delivery, a construct in which to manage the resources their organization has on staff, as well as provide effective project management. While many service organizations use a customer relationship management software (CRM), and manufacturers rely on Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP), but the outfit that leans on a comprehensive PSA can get a lot out of the built-in capabilities of the software.

The PSA combines the capabilities of a powerful CRM with a timesheet system to track time and allows for end-to-end resource management capabilities. It also provides tools to manage the data generated by various business processes. Functioning much like ERP software, the PSA allows an organization to gain efficiency by automating common business tasks. Since much of professional services delivery is to produce for customers who are on a strict deadline with a strict budget, the PSA includes the following features that promote through project management:

  • Resource management
  • Time tracking
  • Budgeting
  • Expense reporting
  • Invoicing
  • Portfolio management
  • Project support
  • And more

The more dynamic the PSA, the more an organization can do with it. The PSA, as the name suggests, is mostly used by service providers that don’t provide tangible goods to the user, and is used mainly to meet the challenges every service-based company faces. While providing a powerful customer service solution, it also provides a lot of back-end value that it allows for extensive resource planning, which is valuable when searching for the most efficient manner in which to do business.

At Sierra Pacific, we understand the modern business’ struggle to find optimal efficiency. Our consultants can help your business to properly leverage your resources to create a more efficient, and ultimately, more profitable workflow. If you are looking for help maximizing your resources, call us today at (415) 689-5015.

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