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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Frankie Does ERP, Part 2
[Editor’s note: Frank is not a composite character. He is a real person, employed at a real company. I’ve changed certain identifying particulars at his request

full justification  for midsized manufacturers deploying full-blown ERP systems with a range of cross-functional modules, depending on how you define “midsized” and “full-blown.” 3. Requirements-gathering : Perhaps the most crucial and painstaking aspect of ERP selection. May require significant investment of time and resources across the company. Theodore’s not listening. In fact, he’s waving a printout in my face. “Frankie, I want you to contact SAP now and open negotiations for an ERP system.” “You

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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