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Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Three: Product Differentiators
Of all the MBS' products, Solomon is apparently the purest in terms of a standard Microsoft technology stack, and without any proprietary additions. Furthermore

direct vs indirect cash flow reporting  and does not provide direct access to Solomon data structures, which leverages existing knowledge and involves non-programmers in the design decisions, inherits data validation and data entry constraints, and inherits database update rules. This is Part Three of a four-part note. Part One detailed the recent product enhancements. Part Two discussed the market impact. Part Four will present the challenges and make user recommendations. Integrated Modules Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, MBS Solomon

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