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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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technical service providers  chiefly financial, MRP and technical systems. EDS, begun in 1963, moved rapidly to become a major systems integrator of the day. Osprey, a latecomer to this market, started in 1993. Product Centric service branches were established in the 80''s and early 90''s out of product developers such as Oracle and IBM. These companies developed services around their products as a means to symbiotically cross-sell products and services. Website Creators and Designers (Creatives / Early Pure Plays) stepped out in the Read More

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