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 accounting software challenge


Accounting Software Selection Challenge #3: Microsoft vs. Infor (Difficulty = Basic)
I just want to make a quick point to address a popular software selection misconception. Here’s the misconception:  “The best accounting package for my business

accounting software challenge  (based on a hypothetical accounting software selection project) that show why this is flat-out wrong (click to enlarge the images):   In an evaluation of over 4,100 accounting criteria, Infor FMS SunSystems [ see TEC's competitor rating analysis for Infor FMS SunSystems ] outranks Microsoft Dynamics GP [ see TEC's competitor rating analysis for Dynamics GP ] by a hair: look at the weighted average, where Infor scores 90.69 to Microsoft’s 89.56 , suggesting that Infor supports a marginally larger

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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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