Gain Visibility and Control of Projects with Professional Services Automation

Increase efficiency across your organisation by enabling end-to-end processes and professional services automation


Your Route to Digital Transformation with Professional Services Automation

There is immense pressure on professional services organisations to do more for less. With price pressures and new entrants changing the way services are delivered, professional services organisations are being forced to adopt new approaches.

To succeed, professional services organisations need to put in place a digital vision and adopt professional services technology that addresses emerging business models such as driving outcome-based engagements, providing Knowledge-as-a-Service, and sourcing work through external talent networks. To execute on this, organisations not only need to re-engineer their business processes, but evaluate if they have the right professional services automation platform to deliver on that vision.

What is Professional Services Automation?

Professional Services Automation (PSA) is the use of software that assists professionals with project management, resource planning, BI, time monitoring and collaboration. This creates greater efficiency:
• Gain a 360 view of your clients, pipeline, processes and projects.
• Maximise revenues via improved resource management
• Regulate your staff, clients, initiatives and financial records

NTT DATA Business Solutions is able to call upon our experience of working with organisations to develop end-to-end professional services automation solutions that satisfy the requirements of project-driven or resource-intensive organisations. We can support your digital transition by helping you integrate SAP for professional services which will help you gain better efficiencies into core capabilities by focusing on expertise, talent, service delivery and customer engagement.

Complexity in Focus

More and more companies are outsourcing core tasks. But the already complex B2B services market is becoming even more demanding due to varying contract formats and long product cycles – not to mention the search for suitable specialists. In this landscape, only those who have complete control over all fundamental processes with professional services automation are able to survive.

Are You Facing These Challenges as a Professional Services Provider?

  • Do you know the current status of all your projects?
  • Are you finding it increasingly difficult to maintain an overview of margins and revenue?
  • Do basic processes such as time tracking, recording travel expenses or order to cash often not run smoothly?
  • Are you able to react to the drive for fixed price projects by having insight to your costing model to accurately estimate service delivery?
  • Are you constantly searching for talented employees?
  • Is staffing your projects costing valuable time without you knowing if your teams are actually working well together?
  • Do you have to organise numerous transactions between subsidiaries?

If any of these challenges resonate with you, it is time to rethink your approach and consider professional services automation. You’ll have access to a whole new world of opportunity with the potential to generate new revenue streams, offer digital services, adopt new outcome-based business models, and ensure you can meet ever-changing client expectations.

Become More Efficient with Integrated Processes, Professional Services Automation and Real-Time Analysis

Gain operational effectiveness

Gain operational effectiveness by integrating data and processes from the order to the receipt of payment, and consolidate into a central system for all employees to use.

Deliver project visibility

Deliver real-time project visibility ranging from key customer project performance to your organisations overall business health. You can present operational transparency through powerful analytics to gain insight into how projects are managed and services delivered.

Increase resource utilisation

Increase resource utilisation through accurate forecasts. Time tracking is consistently managed and you can analyse projects from resource allocation to profitability.

Effectively manage talent

Manage your workforce in the cloud with a proactive, integrated approach to your entire talent management lifecycle. Attract, engage, select and hire the right talent. Provide continuous performance management and retain your top talent.

Gain organisation-wide collaboration

Gain organisation-wide collaboration using a seamless flow and exchange of information between teams. Benefit from simplified intercompany transactions across geographies, reducing accounting complexity and providing the structure and automation you need.

Generate new revenue streams

Generate new revenue streams by offering digital services and adopting new outcome-based business models such as Knowledge-as-a-Service.

Innovate in client engagement

Leverage relationships with prospects through contextual and personal communications and analyse data from multiple sources to deliver a unique client experience with professional services automation.

SAP Solutions for Professional Services


Intelligent ERP for the professional services industry.  This next generation system supports business transformation and delivers modern, intelligent capabilities that will deliver instant value. Gain the confidence to grow and change at any speed, with a real-time view of your business and the ability to act instantly, and wisely, on that insight.

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SAP SuccessFactors

The SAP SuccessFactors human capital management (HCM) suite presents a proactive, integrated approach to your entire talent management lifecycle. SuccessFactors offers a full modular suite of talent solutions in the cloud to help you attract, engage, select and hire the right talent.

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SAP Analytics

Unlock the real value in data and gain insight into operations. Discover, visualise, plan, predict, collaborate, and drive fact-based decision making throughout your professional services organisation.

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Enterprise Performance Management

SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (SAP BPC) is an application that forms part of the SAP Enterprise Performance Management suite of software. It is an application dedicated to the enterprise wide requirements surrounding budgeting, planning, forecasting, consolidation and reporting through the use of a single unified platform allowing for reduced administration and support requirements in areas such as model creation and security.

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SAP Ariba Snap

SAP Ariba Snap gives you control over spending by eliminating paperwork, endless emails and tedious PDFs, and automating each step of the buying process. Delivering decades of best practices, it provides an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-administer, and easy-to-adopt system that’s preconfigured with the spend categories that matter to your industry.

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How Our Customers Benefit from our Partnership

Unipart Rail

The need for an improved supplier experience was identified as a priority requirement that led to a review of supplier interactions and the recommendation to invest in an SAP Supplier Portal.

NTT Data

SAP SuccessFactors was implemented to streamline payroll processes, improve workflows to stakeholders, and manage and standardise people processes in a single platform.


Certsure was seeking a more efficient means by which to manage customer interactions. The aim was to improve responsiveness, modernise the flow of information, keep customers better informed, reduce strain on internal resources and raise the overall standard of customer service.


IESA took advantage of a very short 72 hour downtime window and successfully moved to S/4HANA in only 68 hours.

NHS Professionals

The upgrade has allowed NHS Professionals to analyse SAP BusinessObjects metadata far more effectively. They have access to trusted data discovery, self-service and they are able to benchmark performance with enhanced visualisation technology.

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