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One Year Later at Deltek: More of the Same (And Then Some More) - Part II
Part I of this blog series explained Deltek’s ebullience despite a hostile and depressed environment. The continued cash-generating operation has been

house construction estimating  has been complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and partnerships. The previous blog post also talked about the recent developments (and anticipated future developments) at Deltek’s Professional Service line of business, which is largely represented by Deltek Vision [ evaluate this product ]. Parts II & III will analyze the recent developments (and anticipated future developments) at Deltek’s remaining lines of business. Government Contracting (GovCon) Market Deltek has invested in a

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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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The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report


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