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Get on the Grid: Utility Computing
The latest business model in licensing is the utility (on demand) computing and associated pricing. Sometimes called

grid architecture  on the Grid: Utility Computing Utility Computing Traditional enterprise software product licensing is being replaced with more creative hosted or managed software as service models. The latest business model is utility computing and associated pricing. Sometimes referred to as grid computing, this on-demand model is a trend that has captured the attention of technology heavyweights including IBM , Hewlett Packard ( HP ), Oracle , and Sun Microsystems . Functioning on concepts similar to common

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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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