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act vertical tradestone  KSA was developing its Act Vertical premise. The global management consulting firm specializing in retail, consumer products, and healthcare presented Act Vertical in September 2008 at TradeStone’s STARS (Simplifying Technology Around Retailers and Suppliers) User Group meeting and mentioned that TradeStone’s MLM solutions were the technological equivalent of Act Vertical from the Retailer-Supplier perspective. If one looks at Slide 5 entitled “The Big Shift” in  KSA’s Act Vertical

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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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