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PSA -- Still An Evolving Market
What started out as a set of applications to better manage customers' projects, astutely allocate staff and monitor their utilization rates has become an

differences from between internal external proposals  and credit card companies. Differences between PSA and ERP Although this is an evolving area with not much implementation experience accumulated so far, users should be aware of similarities and differences between PSA and ERP. PSA products are much smaller and simpler in scope than their ERP equivalents. Also, most PSA systems lack a built-in suite of development tools; therefore we expect much less room for complex customizations with source code change. However, the flexibility to tailor the system on

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