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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Who Are White Papers Aimed at Anyway-The Technical Professional or the Poor Soul Who Got Stuck With the Job?
Anyone who’s ever been involved in choosing enterprise software knows it’s not an easy job. It takes months of preparation that involves gathering information

describe professional  a better word to describe enterprise software or systems, but to simply suggest that the word “solution” be used only when warranted: “Sure, white papers are used for a sales purpose, but if the terminology isn’t used properly or the vendor is heavier on the sell rather than providing useful information, then they lose their impact of what makes them valuable to the customer in the first place.” In the end, I offered up an alternative by suggesting the word “tool”, to which I received the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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Social CRM is Dead, Long Live Social Media Flavored CRM


Customer relationship management (CRM) is not and cannot really be social, since social means “of, relating to, or occupied with matters affecting human welfare” (definition taken from The Free Dictionary). In my opinion, CRM does not really affect human welfare, since it brings advantages only to its users and to the customers of the companies using it. In this blog post, I will explain why

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The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series provided a lengthy discussion about business process management’s (BPM's) necessary parts-and-parcels, and the software category’s value proposition.  At the end of that post, I mentioned my recent attendance of a witty presentation that attempted to explain the essence of BPM via a bit of humor and the metaphor of the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie. Namely, on March 23

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The Demo Crime Files!


This article is part of the continuing education all software demonstrators need to ensure their fundamental skills remain sharp. It points out three common “crimes” made in demonstrations, how to recognize them, and suggests alternative approaches.

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Advertising Online - A Guide to Successful Market Penetration Part Two: Search Engine Strategies


Everything stems from your keywords since it is these words that will let you be visible to the billions of online searchers.

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Zavanti


Zavanti is a provider of complete software solutions for customers in the real estate and construction and professional services industries. Zavanti solutions address the needs of property owners, developers, builders, and professional services sectors. Built on over 30 years of global product development experience, Zavanti solutions address the full lifecycle needs of its clients, including: Feasibility  Sales and marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) Enterprise resource planning (ERP) for finance and project control Zavanti solutions enable users to: Access accurate information in real-time Measure manage and improve operations Use specialized industry process flows Stay connected and remain in control Eliminate disparate systems Zavanti has operations and partners in North America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Southern Africa.

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Project-oriented Software: Many Choices, Many Differences


Professional service organizations sell not just time, but knowledge. Thus, in addition to time and expense management, a business management software product must support a means for knowing how this knowledge is tracked, assigned, managed, and billed. But which product?

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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 financial and human-resources systems. On March 6, Lawson Software reaffirmed its position as a “premier total solution provider for the professional services industry”.

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Zavanti ERP Certification Report


Zavanti ERP is now certified by TEC in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for services and project portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA) software spaces.

The Zavanti ERP system is purpose-built for its target industries: property developers, commercial and residential builders, property management companies, and professional services firms (engineering, architecture, contractors, and consultants). The Zavanti ERP suite with integrated financials assists with the control and management of business operations, and the system modules all work together seamlessly so that information only has to be entered once to be available across the entire system.

The core enterprise resource planning (ERP) system has been developed in-house by Zavanti, whereas the front-end customer relationship management (CRM) system is an adaptation of MS Dynamics CRM for the real estate and professional services industries, acquired in March 2014. The Feasibility module was developed recently in response to real estate clients’ requirements to automate some of the processes for feasibility modeling and analysis.

Based on TEC’s comprehensive software functionality comparison data, Zavanti ERP ranks as a stronger than average solution when compared against other products in the ERP for services and PPM for PSA solution spaces. According to TEC Senior ERP Analyst Ted Rohm, author of the report, Zavanti ERP is a well-rounded solution with strong capabilities to support portfolio and project management; resource planning and scheduling; opportunity, contact, and contract management; time and expense management; budgeting, costing, and billing; and fully capable back-office functionality.

Find out why in the Zavanti ERP TEC certification report, including a product roadmap, key product differentiators, and detailed functionality graphs comparing Zavanti ERP to competitor solutions in the major functionality areas for PPM for PSA and ERP for services solutions.

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The How-to Guide to Optimizing Your Professional Services Organization


Consultants spend considerable time thinking about their clients’ businesses, discussing key elements of their strategy and business model. But the professional services (PS) executive team also needs to manage the tactical and operational activities of the PS organization. This document represents key aspects of a PS management routine that will help streamline your focus and heighten your ability to execute.

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MAPCON Professional: CMMS – EAM Competitor Analysis Report


The EAM knowledge base is geared toward groups that need to analyze requirements for a system, which supports maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. This knowledge base includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices.

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