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Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm
There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for

sap failures in organizations  and information retrieval capability. SAP , Oracle , PeopleSoft , SCT Corporation , and, to a degree, Lawson Software , J.D. Edwards , Geac , Computer Associates , Microsoft Great Plains , Siebel Systems , i2 Technologies and others all have been busy delivering or have already delivered similar capabilities. Provision of CRM and additional analytic and reporting requirements are other crucial issues. Each of these players will have to bet on creating an offering addressing e-government with a strong

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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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