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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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New Era of Networks Gets Blinded By the NEON
A recent ruling by a judge in the 268th Judicial District Court in Texas has upheld a jury verdict that awarded NEON Systems $39 million in damages against New

accounting symbol  Sybase's revenue stream, as accounting practices for the recognition of software revenue generally require that the product has been shipped. A final nail in the New Era of Networks saga is that now that Sybase owns the company, the stock symbol on NASDAQ of NEON should eventually free up. We wonder if NEON Systems might want it? User Recommendations Customers evaluating application integration and data movement strategies should not be concerned with this announcement from a product standpoint. Its

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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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