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Project-oriented versus Generic GL-oriented ERP/Accounting Systems
Caught between big-vendor ERP offerings requiring heavy customization, and off-the-shelf project management solutions that are easily outgrown, project-oriented

laundry proposal  important to identify the laundry list of items that might or should be integrated between these systems, such as prime contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, budgets, change orders, budget revisions, costs, accounts payable invoices and checks, labor, billing details, forecasts, and so on. Also, the companies should vigorously clarify the meaning of integration that the vendors tout—will the integrated solution contain a centralized database, for example? Also, does the integration accommodate the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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