Build a Dynamic Growth Strategy with Rich Project Data

Author: Categories: Growth, Profitability

The software that professional services firms use every day can easily be taken for granted and profiled as purely tactical tools. These applications are used to manage operational processes and make day-to-day life simpler while driving incremental growth, such as by managing resource allocation, project status, budget projections, and revenue forecasting. However, professional services automation (PSA) software is more than … Read More

Why Services Teams Have To Have it All

Author: Categories: Growth, Metrics and Reporting, Professional Services

This piece of thought leadership was previously published on Forbes Technology Council here, an invitation-only organization for senior-level technology executives. According to recent research, services teams that do three specific things yield 90% higher revenue growth than their industry peers. SPI Research, a leading research organization focused exclusively on the services sector, highlights these advantages in the 2020 Professional Services … Read More

Demand a Partnership Experience that Matches the Quality of Your Service

Author: Categories: Benefits, Control, Efficiency, Growth, Overview, Professional Services, PSA Software, Results, Scalability

My first fulltime professional role after graduate school was as a coordinator and later account specialist at a multi-national marketing agency. My strongest memories from that time in my career all revolve around project delivery. My team was defined by our responsiveness to significant short-term spikes in project volume (especially around the Black Friday seasons for retail clients). Satisfying clients … Read More

Making the Case for Best-of-Breed Professional Services Automation

Author: Categories: Benefits, Growth, Overview, PSA Software

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The most recent blog post from the Projector PSA team focused on the idea that time is a professional services organization’s most precious resource. All organizations, regardless of size, need to utilize their time and resources in a way that drives ongoing profitability and efficient project delivery while also ensuring an accommodating work environment. Selecting the Professional Services Automation (PSA) … Read More

Rethinking Resource Utilization: Developing a Growth-Focused Strategy

Author: Categories: Benefits, Growth, Professional Services, PSA Software, Resource Management

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Is your services team laser-focused on utilization? Resource utilization measures the percentage of time that employees spend on revenue generating activities. While utilization is one key metric that has a significant impact on business growth, it is just that: one metric. Read on to learn how to stop thinking about resource utilization in a vacuum, and how to start thinking … Read More

6 Revenue Forecasting Mistakes Professional Services Firms Make – Part 2

Author: Categories: Benefits, Growth, Professional Services, PSA Software, Resource Management

At the center of every professional services firm, there is a revenue forecast. Regardless of the platform used to develop a revenue forecast—spreadsheets, whiteboards, or Professional Services Automation software—every services manager is trying to predict what the future may hold.  And revenue forecasts are just that, a prediction. In my last post (link below) about revenue forecasting mistakes, I took … Read More

6 Revenue Forecasting Mistakes Professional Services Firms Make – Part 1

Author: Categories: Benefits, Growth, Professional Services, PSA Software, Resource Management

Professional services firms live and die by their ability to forecast revenue. Although there are many types of forecasts that service firms perform—utilization, profitability, or backlog—they all tie into an underlying revenue forecast. Get your revenue forecasting right, and you have an appropriately sized firm that has a healthy service mix. Get your predictions wrong, and you will be under … Read More

Revenue Forecasting Models for Professional Services Firms

Author: Categories: Benefits, Growth, Metrics and Reporting, Professional Services, PSA Software

Revenue forecasting is more of an art than a science—for professional services firms at least. Although the inputs used are quantitative in nature, successful service executives will often layer in their perspectives on the business, the market, or key accounts. Perfecting the qualitative aspect of forecasting revenue comes with years of experience working in PS firms. The underlying forecast model, … Read More