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Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture
Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface, and the platform support. It is going to

n tier architecture  been two-tier, three-tier or n -tier, and Internet- or intranet-based. The concept of tiers provides a convenient way to group different classes of architecture. In a two-tier approach, the client machine connects to a single server machine, and the server usually controls the central database (in other words, data is managed by a dedicated database to improve multi-user performance), the client controls the UI, and the application logic can be in either the client or the server. Two-tier designs usually

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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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