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By adding nonprofit and public sector accounting capabilities to the forthcoming MBS Great Plains 8.0 release via acquiring a former independent software vendor

microsoft great plains review  nearing the 300,000 mark. Microsoft Great Plains 8.0 One of the most notable enhancement roadmaps belongs to Microsoft Great Plains 8.0 , a cross-industry ERP solution for the mid-market business segment, which will contain over 120 feature enhancements to deliver richer distribution, manufacturing, payroll, and project accounting functionality; a Microsoft Office look and feel and seamless integration to it; a deeper focus on the MBS Business Portal ( MBP ) functionality, which is depicted further on;

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Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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How Great Is Great Plains' Manufacturing Offering (Did Somebody Say Microsoft)?


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