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MicroStrategy Hits a Big Speed Bump on the Information Superhighway
On March 20, MicroStrategy announced that they will restate their earnings for 1998, 1999, and the first quarter of 2000. Shares of the company dropped from a

deferred service revenues  the initial year. Correspondingly, deferred revenue for fiscal 1999 has been increased to around $66 million from less than $17 million. Software vendors often have difficulty determining how to realize software revenues, and this problem is further complicated by the need to recognize service revenue and software maintenance income according to the rules set by the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Market Impact MicroStrategy is going to be

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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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