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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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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in a Nutshell


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erp resource planning office  best-of-breed competitors. In general, ERP vendors tend to be stronger on the financials and project accounting side, and weaker in providing core portfolio management and resource planning functionality. Aside from Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon ), most ERP for services vendors typically target the mid-market and the enterprise market. ERP for Services: Moving beyond PSA ERP for service organizations can be divided into two categories: Project-oriented organizations Transactional or operational Read More

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Infor LN


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