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10 Fundamental Strategies for Choosing the Right ERP Finance and Accounting Solution for Your Company
Big-name vendors are competing with those that have long catered to midsized enterprises. With a little savvy, midsize companies can make the dynamic enterprise

list of accounting terms  applications. Even a partial list covers a lot of territory, since ERP is now seeping into the following areas: CRM Sales and marketing applications Business performance Business intelligence Business analytics Workflow Document management Regardless of the specific solution that an SMB eventually settles on, IT executives will want to maintain stringent management policies to maximize ERP performance. Supply-chain management Human Resources Budgeting Project accounting Yet instead of feeling overwhelmed

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