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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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erp provide strategic business  calculate the value of ERP investments, especially given new technologies such as SOA, software as a service (SaaS) and modular upgrades that provide less easily measured business opportunities. Traditional formulas need to be supplemented with additional measures of value to expand the understanding of what an investment in an integrated business application suite means. These suites can be a foundation for creating new business models, serving new customers, optimizing processes and innovating both Read More

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