Professional Services Image by Gerd Altmann from PixabayBack from vacation, so here is a quick-fire roundup of last week’s PSA/PPM news. FinancialForce extended its digital hub, the FinancialForce community. Of note in the previous week and not covered by Enterprise Times was the launch of a new suite of features from Asana.

The Asana updates include several significant improvements. It added advanced reporting and dashboards for goals built on the proprietary Asana Work Graph. Using its integrations to solutions like Salesforce, Asana now gives users visibility around goal progress and the components, such as projects helping achieve those goals. Goal Snapshots provide instant feedback to senior leaders.

The vendor has also added and improved integrations to other software platforms. For example, teams can get immediate visibility into technical incidents through new Asana rules integrations with Twilio, notifying individuals of urgent tasks via SMS. An integration to PagerDuty automatically alerts teams by creating an incident for a timely response. Other rules integrations with Gmail and more will soon help customers aggregate information across several tools to stay connected and remove bottlenecks.

There is also a new Asana for Workplace from Meta integration that allows teams to turn Workplace conversations into actionable tasks, manage team projects, and coordinate work without switching tools.

Saket Srivastava, Chief Information Officer of Asana, commented, “Enterprise organizations face enormous uncertainty as they steer volatile market conditions. We’re hearing from our customers that they need better ways to align teams as priorities shift in order to accelerate growth. With Enterprise-Grade Goals that tie team priorities to business outcomes, workflow and integration updates that help cross-functional teams reduce redundancies and errors, and advanced security features, organizations can serve customers and stakeholders more effectively.”

Cross Concept

CrossConcept Inc announced a partnership with iTechia Technology to deliver a world-class PSA/PPM solution to streamline the project delivery of industries and markets in Africa.

Walter Perdigao, Co-Founder & VP of Services, CrossConcept, Inc, commented, “It’s my pleasure to announce that CrossConcept will be partnering with iTechia to deliver a new PSA/PPM solution to their already extensive solution offerings. We’ve helped clients in Canada, the US, South America, and the UK reduce costs and improve margins, and it’s exciting to work with iTechia, an established and respected Morrocan firm, to help clients in Africa streamline their project delivery.”

Headquartered in Morroco, iTechia was founded in 2011 by Fahd Mekouar, it has become an innovative player in the digital signage and digital content management space, especially in Morocco and the wider MEA market.

Projector PSA

Projector has unveiled its Fall 2022 release. The announcement came in a blog revealing two new features contained within the release. It introduced a new privacy setting for HR data and improved management alerts.

The new privacy setting enables users to set time off to a specific reason, whether medical, vacation, parental leave or other. Only managers with permission can see the true reason for the time off, whereas others working on the project, including project managers, will only see “time off”. This protects the privacy of individuals but enables HR and Management to better understand each individual’s reasons.

Managers can now customise alert settings so that only important alerts are seen. It helps filter out those less important messages from home screens, so they only view messages relevant to their management level or tasks at hand.


Smartsheet has unveiled its next Sponsor X, the Hidden Genius Project. It replaced the logo on the Mclaren Racing car at the Austin GrandProx this past weekend.

Brandon Nicholson, PhD, Founding Executive Director at The Hidden Genius Project, commented, “The Hidden Genius Project exists to empower and uplift young Black men by affording them opportunities to learn, innovate, and lead, and the global stage that Sponsor X provides illuminates their brilliance to tremendous proportions. The opportunity to collaborate with McLaren and Smartsheet is without question an amazing experience, and we hope this opportunity signals to Black youth and young people of colour around the world that we belong wherever our dreams can take us.”


Wrike announced its fifth annual user conference, Wrike Collaborate, would take place virtually from October 25 – 27, 2022. Wrike Collaborate is the ultimate work management conference, offering approximately 5,000 attendees exclusive insights and access to Wrike platform updates, hands-on product sessions, customer-led stories, and product training. Attendees can also network with their peers on the conference platform and share unique use cases, lessons learned, and best practices – an opportunity many attendees have found invaluable over the years.


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