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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

water utility  to common electric and water bills, utility computing allows customers to purchase processing power and software access as needed and to pay based on how much and how often the software is used. This emerging model may even be attractive to large organizations, given that almost all of the initial hosted applications have targeted small and medium businesses (SMB). In the past, most first-generation hosted applications were not suitable for delivery over the Internet and certainly not appropriate for

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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