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Microsoft's Encore acquisition should bring the two former partners' complementary product offerings even closer together and should widen opportunities within

great plains construction  Encore Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact On April 27, Microsoft Corporation 's (NASDAQ: MSFT) Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS ) division announced the acquisition of accounting products from a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based vendor Encore Business Solutions , Inc . that could be critical to the success of customers and partners in the public sector. The acquisition includes Encore's not-for-profit accounting products and the inter-company payables

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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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