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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 5
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended few education

apics architecture forecast  my attendance of  the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto, Canada in early October . I attended few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that its main  value proposition  this year revolved around the flavors of  demand management , most notably  Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) .  Part 2 analyzed the traditional shortcomings  and the reasons

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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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