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ERP Vendors Venturing into PSA
On February 29, PeopleSoft Inc. took the wraps off its Professional Services Automation (PSA) product, software that aims to help services firms better manage

credit proposals  like airlines, hotels, and credit card companies. User Recommendations Professional service organizations are advised to familiarize themselves with the offerings of all relevant players. While there is no clear-cut PSA functionality scope, one should look for the following common functions: opportunity management, qualification management, resource scheduling, delivery management, knowledge management, and data warehousing and business intelligence. From the technical standpoint, the solution should be

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Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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