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Adopting Service-oriented Architecture Increases the Flexibility of Your Enterprise
Time was, information technology (IT) systems lasted much longer. Organizational restructuring was uncommon, as business did not really require it. However

agile enterprise architecture pm  in a flexible and agile manner. Figure 1: SOA encompasses organizing and managing technology, people and processes (Source: Infosys research) Service orientation involves re-structuring the organization (people and process) to align with this new paradigm designed to deliver effective and efficient services to end-customers. To leverage technology capability through service orientation, it is a must to re-align business units, business-enabling units and sub-units within the organization. Bringing a

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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