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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Finance Transformation and Routine Accounting: Enabling the Corporate Controller’s Role as a Strategic Contributor
The first role of the corporate controller has been to ensure corporate financial controls and@as a distant second@make strategic business contributions. But

fresh start accounting  Corporate Controller with a fresh approach to less time-intensive, people-heavy paradigms for delivering routine accounting information. Addressing the Controller’s Needs in Finance Transformation To make a finance transformation project valuable to the Controller as well as other financial stakeholders (such as the CFO or accounting personnel) basic tactical requirements and problems must be addressed. Processes and solutions included in the finance transformation project must include those that

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Small Business Software (SBS)

The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets functional requirements for fully featured solutions designed to support all business requirements of a typical small business. Extending beyond mere accounting functions, it is primarily applicable to those businesses for which full-scale ERP software may be too complex or cumbersome. However, the model of SBS solutions includes all the essential categories such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Receivable (A/R), Payroll, Job and Project Costing, Multinational Accounting, Light Manufacturing, Inventory, Technology, and much more. 

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