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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1
In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some

vertical millard s drexler  In the retail arena, vertical integration was pioneered by such retail brands as Gap Inc. , The Limited (LTD ), Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI ), and Talbots . These merchants wanted far more control over the products they placed on their shelves, racks, and bins. To gain this control, they moved “upstream” their supply chain into collaborative product development and, in some cases, even manufacturing. This model actually fueled the ascent of Gap in the early 1980s, when its new CEO at the time,

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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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