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Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture
Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface, and the platform support. It is going to

implement soa architecture  the users themselves) can implement, maintain, expand or customize, and integrate their products. Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface (UI) and presentation, and the platform support. It is going to determine whether a product is going to endure, whether it will scale to a large number of users, and whether it will be able to incorporate emerging technologies, all in order to accommodate increasingly evolving user requirements.

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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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Architecture Evolution: Service-oriented Architecture versus Web Services


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