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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Human Resources for Small to Medium Businesses
When small to medium businesses shop around for a human resources (HR) solution, their main considerations are whether to go for a hosted or non-hosted solution

small to medium businesses  Resources for Small to Medium Businesses Originally Published - January 18, 2008 One of the many features that distinguish a small to medium business (SMB) from a large enterprise is its number of employees. A business that is considered small employs less than 100 people; a medium size business is one having between 100 and 999 employees. A large enterprise, including all of its subsidiaries, has over 1,000 employees, using numerous application systems. Naturally then, SMBs have vastly different

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Small Business Software (SBS)

The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets functional requirements for fully featured solutions designed to support all business requirements of a typical small business. Extending beyond mere accounting functions, it is primarily applicable to those businesses for which full-scale ERP software may be too complex or cumbersome. However, the model of SBS solutions includes all the essential categories such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Receivable (A/R), Payroll, Job and Project Costing, Multinational Accounting, Light Manufacturing, Inventory, Technology, and much more. 

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