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To promote fast growth, small businesses often sacrifice process control for creativity. But sooner or later, unstructured creativity compounded by fast growth

cash to expense ratio  sales to processes supporting cash flow management and financial and managerial accounting. For example, an order entered by a sales executive automatically notifies the plant manager that he or she will need to start planning production for the requested product. The plant manager releases the purchase order, which is sent automatically to the supplier as an interactive form. The supplier confirms the order, and the sales executive can track it by carrier name and delivery status. At the end of the day,

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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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PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 3: Target Markets, Alliances, & Competition


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