Hammerkit Uses Severa's Professional Services Automation System to Streamline Their Business Processes

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Severa makes it easy for IT companies to automate the billing process and realize higher project success rates

Severa Corporation, a leader in professional services automation (PSA) solutions, announced today that the Helsinki-based, IT company Hammerkit selected Severa 3 to automate their billing process. Besides invoicing, Hammerkit benefits of Severa in CRM and project management.

Hammerkit turns the web into a dynamic business platform. They've developed easy-to-use, online toolsets that allow customers to instantly create and deploy web applications for business, marketing and communications needs.

Initially, Hammerkit wanted to automate their billing process. They weren't able to allocate work hours directly to projects or customers because they were using Basecamp HQ for project management and Highrise HQ for CRM. Managing data in two different programs was time-consuming, and often required data to be entered twice. "We had to make the invoices manually and collect the project information from many different places", explained Hammerkit CEO, Mark Sorsa-Leslie.

"Now that we're using Severa to manage projects, customers and sales, we don`t need to perform overlapping work. We use the same information for all functions inside Severa," stated Sorsa-Leslie.

Severa supports Hammerkit in all their professional services operations. Severa is used for time tracking, as well as for customer and sales management. Severa makes project follow up, resourcing and invoicing possible in a single solution so Hammerkit's daily operations are easier and more efficient.

According to Sorsa-Leslie, Severa 3 has already helped remarkably. Work hours are automatically allocated to the right project, and they're easy to track. The company can accurately estimate work hours and project costs also. "Thanks to Severa, our work is more straightforward, and this makes it more transparent to employees and customers alike. And, we save valuable time with the automated billing process," stated Sorsa-Leslie.

In addition to a great feeling about the PSA system, Hammerkit is impressed with Severa`s customer service. "First class customer service, your product specialist has been a star," praised Sorsa-Leslie.

Severa facilitates project management by intuitively organizing projects, customers, work hours and billing in a single application. Severa 3 is offered online, and mainly serves professional services organizations in the fields of advertising, IT, consulting, law, engineering and architecture.

Further information:
Mark Sorsa-Leslie, CEO, Hammerkit / mark (at) hammerkit.com / +358 40 580 1962,
Jussi Pekkala, Sales Director, Severa / jussi.pekkala (at) severa.com / +358 45-657 2475,

About Hammerkit

Hammerkit turns the web into a dynamic business platform. The easy-to-use online toolset allows instant creation and deployment of web applications that cater to business, marketing and communications needs. With the Hammerkit platform, companies can leap beyond plain presence on the web by picking and choosing the right applications for their business from libraries of functionalities. For web designers, the Hammerkit platform boosts the productivity by introducing reusable web functionalities, enabling faster and more cost efficient response to customer needs. Hammerkit was recognized as one of the Top 100 companies by Red Herring in January 2009. For further information, please visit http://www.hammerkit.com.

About Severa
Severa Corporation is a leading provider of SaaS-based professional services automation. It's designed to take the pain out of project management for small- to medium-sized businesses. Severa 3 is offered online as a hosted solution for advertising and PR agencies, IT Service companies, consulting, engineering, law and architecture firms. Severa enables efficient management of customers, projects, work hours and billing in one system. Severa's transparency with project data helps communicate business objectives, optimize resource allocation and reduce revenue leakage. Severa won the Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner Award in 2008. For more information on Severa Corporation visit http://www.severa.com.

Severa Press Contact:
Karoliina Caforio, Communications Manager, Severa / pr (at) severa.com / +358 45 127 5352

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