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Service-oriented Architecture-Savior or Nemesis?
Managed well, service-oriented architecture (SOA) offers a tremendous opportunity to make positive changes and lay a foundation that will allow IT to become

n tier architecture saas  oriented Architecture-Savior or Nemesis? Service-oriented Architecture—Savior or Nemesis? If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Hitachi Consulting UK Named as 2009 Microsoft Partner of the Year for SOA and Business Process Source : Hitachi Consulting Resources Related to Service-oriented Architecture—Savior or Nemesis? : service-oriented architecture (SOA) (Wikipedia) Service-oriented Architecture—Savior or

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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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