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Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting
CODA's savvy accounting and financial offerings include budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, and tools that use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets collaboratively and

concept accounting  the same unified accounting concept as CODA-Financials and both companies share a similar architecture. Consequently, CODA has renamed SquareSum's product CODA Dream . Yet managing the sales channels for the two products has been challenging, given CODA's long focus on direct sales. The vendor will need to further boost and nurture its network of value added resellers (VAR), a community of which it still has relatively nascent experience. Given all of these factors, CODA will be challenged to compete

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Line Planning and Calendar Management, Concept Development, Design and Product Development, Sourcing and Supply Chain Collaboration, Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), Product Quality Management, Visual Merchandising, Supporting Technology, Application Technology 

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