Cloud-based tools, remote monitoring, and professional services automation (PSA) have greatly helped clients and IT professionals to increase their productivity and revenue.

Consolidation is underway in the RMM and PSA industry, and competition is increasing. It can be hard to choose which platform offers the best benefits for MSPs, given all the vendor marketing testimonials. This article will explain the difference between RMM and PSA, and what their roles are in an IT network.

Definition of Professional Services Automation Software (PSA)

PSA applications allow professional service providers to manage client engagements during the entire project lifecycle. The creation of a sales opportunity starts a project. They close the deal. After that, the resources are allocated for the delivery of work. When invoices are issued, cash is collected.

PSA software provides a consistent method for managing, planning, and measuring each project’s performance throughout its lifecycle. Services can be delivered more efficiently and predictably by integrating business processes and data. Repetitive manual tasks can also be streamlined or automated. It’s similar to Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP). PSA is also known as ERP in service organizations.

What are the best times to use a PSA software tool?

The above definition will help you decide where to use a PSA tool.

  • Accounting
  • Invoicing and Billing
  • Calendar Management
  • Resource Management
  • Client Access (e.g. through a Client Portal).
  • Team Collaboration
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Generation of proposals
  • Software Integrations (e.g. to a CRM).
  • Time and expense tracking

The Definition of RMM

Remote Management refers to managing a computer network or computer from a remote location. Remote Management involves the installation of software and managing all activities on a client’s systems/network, workstations/servers, or endpoints from a remote location.

Remote Monitoring, also known as RMON, is a specification that allows MSPs to monitor the network operations of clients using remote devices. These are called probes or monitors. This allows MSPs to ensure that their network infrastructure is managed and controlled efficiently.

Why you should consider using RMM

The RMM tool improves business operations. It allows you to simplify business processes and interact with clients using PSA software. After resolving the top-level issues, it’s time to improve technical processes within your organization with RMM. This allows MSPs to keep labor costs low and allows you to focus on the details. This is a great solution for companies with hybrid infrastructures, which include virtualized, cloud, and on-premises servers.

RMM will allow you to combine all data from these systems into one place. There are many small tasks that technicians must complete every day. This includes data collection, configuration, and patching. RMM tools allow you to focus on the maintenance work required to minimize downtime. Customers will understand the importance of reducing risks to their most important business systems and will be willing to pay for it.

By integrating your existing PSA tools with all your hybrid infrastructures, you can reduce operational costs. This will likely require a medium,’ such as an RMM solution.

Connecting RMM tools to a client’s Server allows you to be notified about important system statuses before your client notices.

RMM, however, isn’t a perfect tool if you don’t have a skilled IT administrator. RMM implementation is best done by having enough skilled technicians. Remember that RMM systems won’t increase profits if your infrastructure is identical. Many clouds and virtualized solutions offer remote monitoring and management capabilities. Before you implement any software tools into your network, it is a good idea to assess your infrastructure.


We hope you now know what RMM is and PSA. An RMM tool or a PSA tool can provide many benefits for your IT management.

ITarian’s RMM tool offers IT management tools such as remote desktop monitoring, trouble ticket tracking, and support. It also provides useful information through an intuitive interface. RMM is used to remotely monitor network and computer conditions. It helps in improving the performance of technical support staff as well as efficient use of resources. It provides high-quality capabilities.

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