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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

market ressearch proposal  -- Still An Evolving Market The PSA Market The market for Professional Service Automation (PSA) is still evolving with fragmented offerings from many point solutions providers that are not that financially sound either. As a matter of fact, a vast majority of pure PSA vendors are start-up weaklings, that offer only some of the following areas of an entire PSA (i.e., the bid-to-bill lifecycle), such as opportunity & lead tracking/management, proposal automation, resource planning & forecasting, recruiting

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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