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Life-sciences E-commerce Supplier Grows
Chemdex is a provider of business-to-business procurement for the life sciences industry. Leveraging the strength of its recent IPO, the company is expanding

e o  sciences E-commerce Supplier Grows Event Summary Chemdex (Nasdaq: CMDX) brings buyers and sellers of life sciences materials and equipment together in a specialized marketplace that offers everything from O-rings to living organisms. Chemdex has announced MarketLink, system that integrates Chemdex' marketplace with corporate ERP systems and other third party purchasing systems. According to the company, MarketLink will provide connectivity and integration throughout the purchasing process from

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Small Business Software (SBS) Software Evaluation Report

The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets the functional requirements necessary to support a typical small business. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't need the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place. Extending beyond accounting functions, it includes general ledger, accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R), payroll, job and project costing, multinational accounting, light manufacturing, inventory, technology, and more.  

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