The Ultimate ERP Glossary for AEC Firms

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150 Most Commonly Used ERP Terms in the AEC Industry

Have you found yourself searching online for phrases like “Effort at Completion”, “Prevailing Wage”, “EVM” – or any other common architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting (AEC) industry term?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. With 150 terms in The Ultimate ERP Glossary for AEC Firms, the answers to your endless searching and guessing are at your fingertips!

All in the context of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, this glossary walks you through a standard workflow of the project lifecycle, where you’ll learn relevant terms based on the following major topics:

  • Project Pursuit
  • Project Delivery
  • Accounting
  • Project Workflow
  • Business Intelligence
  • Infrastructure & Information Security



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