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 2010 global construction industry outlook


Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part III
Part I of this series analyzed the opportunity as well as the related attached strings stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA

2010 global construction industry outlook  from January 2009, projected 2010 GDP figures for China were 8.0, for India 6.5, and UAE 4.5 compared to a modest 1.6 percent for the US. The remaining key fundamentals remain  demographics  and  business (economic) cycle  fluctuations (lately trending down). As for demographics, according to aggregated sources from  the World Bank’s World Development Indicators (WDI) database  in September 2008, as well as  the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) , Goldman Sachs Economic Research , and Deutsche

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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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