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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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Getting It Right: ERP Solutions for Mixed-mode Manufacturers


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it expense erp  for Mixed-mode Manufacturers Getting It Right: ERP Solutions for Mixed-mode Manufacturers TEC Staff - September 9, 2009 Originally Published - February 8, 2008 Mixed-mode manufacturers operate in both discrete and process environments. In the past, these organizations have not been well served by traditional discrete or process enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. But a recent trend in the ERP market has been the offering of software solutions by major discrete ERP vendors to the mixed-mode Read More

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it expense erp  ERP system. He’s got it in his head that SAP is the Rolls-Royce of ERP, and that’s why he wants it. And because my paycheck is the only one currently feeding the people who are fond of me, I should probably do what Theodore tells me to do. But committing our company to a six- to seven-figure expense could potentially kill my career deader than it already is. I’m never what you’d call a frontrunner for the continued-employment award, anyway. If I become an unperson after the next round of layoffs, Read More

Frankie Does ERP, Part 2


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it expense erp  who knows more about it than you know, which is nothing. I do my best to explain. “I think you’re being kind of a whiner, Dad, to tell you the truth. Sorry.” She’s right. I tell her so. And then all of a sudden she hugs me, the same way she used to when she was 8. She’d just start humming aimlessly at the same time she was hugging you. One of those crazy endearing things 8-year-olds do. I leave the room before I lose what little is left of my composure. * The next morning I spend three hours at Read More

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it expense erp  truly new here. Could it really be that SAP only now announced that it is willing to negotiate the terms for a move from on-premise to the cloud, where part of the earlier investment in licenses would be deducted from the cloud fee? Bengt Höjer, director of UNIT4 Cloud Services , and others find it hard to believe that the company wasn’t previously prepared to negotiate such deals. He states: “The reason why Mr. Greenbaum has never heard of UNIT4 Agresso ERP having a formal program for shifting Read More

ERP Plus and Beyond


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it expense erp  When benefits were achieved, it took six months longer than expected. This lag was often due to the pressure to go live prematurely, resulting in substantial post-implementation efforts to identify and measure shortcomings and deficiencies. Most companies are discovering that a quantifiable business need is a prerequisite for a high level of satisfaction with ERP initiatives. Many ERP initiatives are still systems-driven and these are more likely to fail than those that are business led. In addition to Read More

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