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UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 2
Part 1 of this series started with my invitation by UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso), the second-largest business applications provider in continental Europe, to

developing story  Force.com platform, whereby anyone developing on Force.com would use FinancialForce.com to generate debit and credit entries. The idea is to have a full  point-and-click  financial accounting generator for any Force.com  object . This means that any developer of any application on the Force.com platform can utilize FinancialForce.com to quickly integrate real-time and always-in-balance financial information into their application. Is SaaS Going Mainstream? Building up and nurturing a strong partner

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