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How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

formal construction project proposal  mandatory requirements into a formal Required Functions List. Your Required Functions List should be a short, one- to two-page prioritized list that includes all your must-have functions. This list will help you quickly eliminate systems that don't meet your needs. For help compiling your list, see our questionnaire on pages 9-11. Consider the benefits of back-office integration Selecting a service and maintenance application that integrates with your accounting system ensures complete control and flow

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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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