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SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal Adjustments Part 1: Recent Announcements
Recently, SAP announced solid results for Q4 2001, in contrast to the current soft market. Although not all troubles seem to have been left behind, as can be

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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