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ERP for Municipalities

In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and water treatment plant. ERP software for Municipalities nearly always includes Finance, Customer Care and Billing For a complete municipal ERP suite, the following modules are usually included: - Human Resources - Maintenance Management - Asset Management - Project Management ( including Grant Management) - Quality Management - Analytics - Product Technology Of the above, Project and Quality Management modules may not be required for smaller Municipalities.    

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