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returns to a vendor in great plains  the foundry, when it returns, what it weighs, when a customer makes a deposit, and when they pay off their account in full, says Parmenter. The job costing feature allows us to monitor the exact cost of time and materials that go into each project. That way we can analyze how to improve profitability. Parmenter Studios has experienced important bottom-line benefits by adopting the new software package. Sage BusinessWorks has streamlined our order entry process by 20 percent, Parmenter notes.

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