Professional Services Image by Gerd Altmann from PixabayLast week Enterprise Times published an interview with Michael Speranza, CEO of Kantata. Kantata also released a momentum update for H1 2023. Deltek completed its acquisition of Replicon, the Time Intelligence company  and the vendor behind Polaris PSA


Asana announced intelligent product capabilities that revolutionize how PMO teams drive strategic alignment and build smarter enterprise processes that scale. These advancements are made possible by Asana’s Work Graph, the most complete, connected, and scalable network of organizational data.

Saket Srivastava, Asana CIO, commented, “The insights and decisions AI drives are only as good as the data behind them. By combining the power of AI with Asana’s Work Graph, we can transform how operations’ leaders ladder project execution up to business strategy.

“With Asana’s new expanded reporting features, enhanced automations, and robust resource management – paired with Asana Intelligence, our human-centred approach to AI that helps organizations maximize impact – enterprises can work smarter than ever.”

The new features include:

  • An AI-powered Health check that provides an instant summary of the work and where it’s off track to find an efficient path towards goals.
  • Workflow Bundles that allow users to create, apply, and update processes across projects from a single location. These will increase accuracy, optimize outcomes and make updates faster.
  • Deeper Google Workspace integrationsBring planning and execution across teams together by surfacing relevant context from Asana (goals, status updates, projects, and tasks) in Google Docs, supported by smart chips.


Aurigo entered into a multiyear contract with Erie County, New York, to modernize the planning and execution of the agency’s Capital Improvement Program. Masterworks will help the County prioritize project investments and create long-range capital plans while providing estimates and forecasts throughout the program’s phases. The system will also manage all aspects of project delivery, including construction administration, financial management, and tracking program performance.

Balaji Sreenivasan, CEO and founder of Aurigo Software said, “We are honored Erie County has selected Aurigo Masterworks to manage their end-to-end capital program. As our nation continues to invest in infrastructure, public agencies are leveraging technology to help select the right projects for their communities and deliver them efficiently. We are excited to support the County on this transformative journey.”


Avaza has launched new Project Dashboard Widgets for project managers. The collection of widgets provides relevant insights for project managers using the Avaza solution. The initial widgets include:

  • Accumulated Project Time / Cost Widget
  • Project Uninvoiced Items Widget
  • Project Invoices Widget
  • Project Timesheets
  • Project Expenses

Avaza plans to add more widgets with Fixed Amounts and Bills on the roadmap.

Birdview PSA

Birdview PSA has released a one-way integration with QuickBooks. The integration, which can be set up from the Intuit Marketplace or Birdview company settings, enables data transfer from Birdview to QuickBooks. The initial release passes up to 100-time logs from Birdview to QuickBooks.

Once transferred, Birdview will update the time logs to “Billed” to indicate that the responsibility for invoicing them has been passed to QuickBooks. It does not mean that they are automatically invoiced. The integration is exclusively available for Birdview Team and Birdview Enterprise license users and Birdview Trial accounts.


Project Manager announced Release 93 of its PPM solution. It includes integrations for Slack and Teams. A new integration marketplace also enables administrators to better manage their integrations.

  • Slack Integration: Enables users to manage their projects and tasks without leaving Slack. Create a project, add tasks, convert a message to a task and more.
  • Teams Integration: Enables users to create tasks, search their work, unfurl task information in a chat, and update task progress inline, all without leaving Teams.


Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg (VAG), municipal operator of Nuremberg, Germany’s subways, trams, and buses, has selected Sciforma for resource and capacity management, risk analysis, and roadmap visualization within the IT Department.

Markus Kreitschmann, Head of IT at VAG, said, “The VAG keeps Nuremberg and its surrounding regions on the move. To help us responsibly manage that task, we needed a central, transparent platform for managing our projects. Sciforma allows our IT staff to centrally plan and record projects and tasks for more effective resource utilization, stakeholder visibility, and scheduling.“

PSA PPM and Work Management news from the week beginning 14th August 2023



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