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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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What Size Is Your Business, Really?
I deal with many software professionals, technology business users, consultants, and analysts, and it is interesting to observe that everyone uses the same

target business size  very different if they target particular business sizes. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is oriented for small business usually cannot be used for large companies. And vice versa—ERP products designed for multinational and globally operating companies can hardly be used by smaller businesses. Although it is often quite possible technically, the cost considerations would usually be prohibitive. Those large systems require high-performance databases and servers, as well as highly skilled

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Small Business Software (SBS) Software Evaluation Report

The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets the functional requirements necessary to support a typical small business. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't need the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place. Extending beyond accounting functions, it includes general ledger, accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R), payroll, job and project costing, multinational accounting, light manufacturing, inventory, technology, and more.  

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