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Powerful Solutions for Project-driven Organizations
Too often, project-driven organizations are faced with a difficult choice: they can choose best-of-breed business applications and integrate them at great cost,

plus graphing  revenue accurately Use Cost Plus, Fixed Price, and Time and Materials methods at the project or phase level for greater control over your revenue. Flexible revenue recognition methods help you meet specific business and project needs. Contract management Turn change orders into billable work, automate the document tracking process, and tighten payment controls to keep projects on budget. Adapt to Meet Changing Needs Built on Microsoft technologies, Microsoft Dynamics SL can be adapted as you grow and

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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