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Case Study: Hauser Chocolatier
Old-world quality is great for a chocolate manufacturer, but old-style business systems are not. Hauser Chocolatier learned this the hard way, struggling for

sage 50 professional 2008  our Web site to Sage MAS 90, and makes all orders available on our servers, he says. With just a few keystrokes, we can download and import as many as 50 orders at once in the time that a single order would take. Customers determine their shipping preferences on the Web site, and the data goes immediately into the system, saving even more time. ACT! by Sage We use ACT! by Sage to manage our customer relations, Hauser continues. It tracks all customer contacts, including ordering and telemarketing.

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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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