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Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor
What has QAD, a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies, been up to lately? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  domain-based architecture and its advantages? QAD: Our domain-based architecture provides the foundation for QAD Enterprise Applications. It enables QAD customers to deploy their systems across a global enterprise more rapidly than on other system architectures. This architecture gives global customers greater flexibility with their system deployment option. QAD’s domain-based architecture enables companies to separate their computer infrastructure from their business organizational and legal

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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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