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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

basic account  appended “ Difficulty = Basic ” to the title of this blog post because this is the first in a series of software selection challenges graded by order of difficulty. Stay tuned for Intermediate and Expert Challenges in the weeks to come. Leave your answers below! You may also be interested in a free  custom accounting software comparison report that provides a high-level comparison of Infor FMS SunSystems and Dynamics GP. Use the link above to add a third accounting product of your choice. Want some j

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Transportation Management Systems

Transportation management systems should provide the basic components of a shared information system to support collaboration, rates, routes, roles, transaction sets, documents, and information exchanged to facilitate the booking, execution, and settlement of transportation movements. 

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Making the Move: What to Do When You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks


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basic account  eliminate during order entry, basic accounting input, shipping and handling efforts, and other areas within your organization. The more paperwork and input you can eliminate, the more eficient and error-free your organization becomes. Consider systems that support document attachments and have built-in data backup and storage. Working with a Consultant It s possible that your organization has the internal staff to successfully implement your new accounting system. It s more likely, however, that you don t Read More

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Transportation Management Systems


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