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An Analyst's View of Process Industry SMB Challenges
Process manufacturing industries have distinct needs from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Here’s an overview of what process manufacturing

differences between manufacturing industry service industry  there are several fundamental differences between the operations and practices of process and discrete manufacturing, opting for such a stop-gap measure is not always effective. Process manufacturers have no doubt noted the constraints that are placed on their operations as a result of using a system that was not designed for their needs. The nature of the process manufacturing business is such that it is difficult to manage inventories and profits. Process manufacturers experience large quantities of

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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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