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Visma Severa
Type Private
Industry Software
Founded 2003
Headquarters Lappeenranta, Finland
Products Professional services automation, Project portfolio management, Customer relationship management, Project management

Visma Severa is a professional services automation (PSA) tool used to manage projects, customers, sales, time tracking and billing. Severa is also known as business software for project management (PM), Project portfolio management (PPM) and customer relationship management (CRM).

Accessed online through the web, Visma Severa is a hosted solution, software as a service (SaaS), cloud computing or software on-demand, where the software and data are maintained in a secure, remote server and available through a computer’s web browser from anywhere at anytime.[1]

Since there is no need to download and install software[2] Visma Severa can be seen as easy to deploy. Over 6,000 companies around the world use Severa to handle over 170,000 projects, 280,000 invoices and 13 million work hours.[3]

Visma Severa is used by small to medium sized businesses,[4] and optimized for service-based organizations such as PR, advertising, design, IT, engineering, law and architecture firms.

Visma Severa has been the recipient of many awards including the Deloitte Technology Fast 50[5] and the Red Herring Global Finalist in 2008.[6]


Visma Severa is scalable with three editions, Professional, Business and Enterprise, designed to meet customer needs based on the company size, desired features and support options. Add-on features are available, and can be tested during the free trial period.

Web Services

Visma Severa has developed a web service API which allows customers to share data between Visma Severa and other software applications.


The user interface is currently available in English, Finnish, German, Swedish, Norwegian and Dutch.

Invoices can be created in 12 languages, including English, Finnish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Danish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

Company history

Severa was founded in Lappeenranta, Finland, in 2004 by Ari-Pekka Salovaara and Jari Kärkkäinen, graduates of the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Department of Computer Sciences.

Severa grew at a staggering 1500% over five years to become the premier PSA tool in Finland. In the summer of 2010 Severa was acquired by   Visma Severa has offices in Lappeenranta, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.

See also


  1. ^ "Professional Services Automation". ShoutEx Online Marketing / Zaki Usman. Jan 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Review of Severa 3 - Online Project Management and Billing Tool". Bright Hub / Michele McDonough. Sep 14, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Severa PSA for CRM, project management, billing and time tracking". April 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Review: Severa 3". A Girl’s Guide to Project Management / Elizabeth Harrin. Sep 14, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Severa is a rising star". Press Release. October 24, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Severa wins Red Herring Awards". Press Release. January 16, 2009. 

External links

  • Company website
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