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Who’s Got the Better Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft?
There is no one correct answer, both desktop office suites excel in specific areas and pale in others. The contents of this note target the generic corporate

p o s  Suite? Corel or Microsoft? P. Hayes - May 12 , 2000 Overview: The subject of this note is the never-ending question within desktop office suites, What's better, Corel's or Microsoft's? Generally, this question is answered from an emotional perspective, based entirely on the specific administrator's and/or end users comfort level. There is no one correct answer, both desktop office suites excel in specific areas and pale in others. The contents of this note will pit the two systems against each other

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets the functional requirements necessary to support a typical small business. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't need the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place. Extending beyond accounting functions, it includes general ledger, accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R), payroll, job and project costing, multinational accounting, light manufacturing, inventory, technology, and more.  

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