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 advantages and disadvantages of vertical integration in any industry


State of the Market: HR
More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This

advantages and disadvantages of vertical integration in any industry  and briefly discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of each option. Offerings include: on-premise solutions (also referred to as in-house or non-hosted solutions) on-demand solutions (also referred to as SaaS, Web-based solutions, or hosted solutions) outsourced solutions best-of-breed solutions On-premise Solutions In order to remain competitive, SMBs need advanced HR functionality that enables them to recruit, train, and retain valued employees, as well as meet increasingly complex regulatory

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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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