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Nearshoring: Looking Closer to Home
Companies looking for savings but worried about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing, whose business processes have a strong

advantage vertical integration barriers  reduction less of an advantage when working in nearshore operations, says Virdi. Project costs are still much lower than in the UK, but it may be difficult for nearshoring operations to match the very low labour costs that can be found in areas such as India and China. The trade-off between cost and the sophistication of the services available is clear. However, Marriott points out that costs in some of the main markets for offshore work is rising steadily. Because of the level of inward investment, the

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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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