Top 10 Professional Services Automation Software Tools | PSA requirements

Please find here some of my thoughts on the leading PSA - Professional Services Automation Software Tools that are out there. Before we get to the details, let us see what should we typically see in a PSA tools.

Why PSA? What should a Professional Services automation tool must have - see below for some of the requirements of a good PSA tools

1. Comprehensive Project Management modules
2. Good Document management capabilities
3. Timesheet system or modules that help in time recording
4. Billing and invoicing modules
5. Good setup of organizational parameters including different cost centers
6. Integration with CRM systems right from the lead generation
7. Payroll systems
8. Time off - Leave management modules
9. Integration with accounting systems such as QuickBooks
10. Extensive reporting, revenue projections, resource projections, profitability etc.

It is expected to have good tutorials, help and documentation and support for all these systems. And more and more customers are looking for some kind of hosted/on the cloud kind of facility.

Based on some of the above, here are the top 10 PSA software tools

1. NetSuite - OpenAir
www.netsuite.com, www.openair.com

2.Intacct
www.intacct.com

3. Projector
www.projectorpsa.com

4. QuickArrow - another NetSuite company
www.quickarrow.com

5. Tenrox
www.tenrox.xom

6. Atlantic Global
www.atlantic-ec.com

7. EPICOR
www.epicor.com

8. Autotask
www.autotask.com

9. Sage
www.sageerpsolutions.com

10. INFO CHAIN
www.infochain.com

TCS NextStep Campus Recruitment details

TCS - the largest and the top Indian Software company every years recruits many people including freshers through campus recruitments. This freshers program from Tata Consultancy Services is known as TCS NextStep. More information on this can be had from https://nextstep.tcs.com/.


For Graduates passing in 2012 and above, see details here:

https://campus.tcs.com/campus/

Graduates passing in 2011 can check here:
https://nextstep.tcs.com/Pages/LoginHomePage.jsp

Students who are going to pass in 2012 must take a look at:
https://campus.tcs.com/campus/

Related information:
Interested candidates from Australia and New Zealand can check the TCS Graduate Recruitment Program in these countries. More info at:
http://www.tcs.com/careers/Pages/Graduate-Program-Australia.aspx

Selection and Application process:
1. Send your updated resume and cover letter to australia.graduate@tcs.com
2. Phone interview
3. Technical Interview
4. Management / HR Interview

Cognizant Off Campus recruitment details

Here is some information for freshers, experienced software professionals who are willing to apply for software jobs in the IT major Cognizant Technology Solutions. The details are related to the upcoming off campus drives to be scheduled in September 2011. For more information you can see https://careers.cognizant.com/OffCampus/OffCampus.aspx

Also, for the 2011 batch students, they can register for off-campus drives to be scheduled after September 2011.

To apply for Combined Campus Recruitment - INDIA, see this:
https://careers.cognizant.com/OffCampus/GeneralInstruction.aspx

You want to check the status of your application @Cognizant then please see this:
https://careers.cognizant.com/OffCampus/CheckStatus.aspx