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Navigator Business Solutions Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) for Accounting Certification Report
Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of accounting software in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal

vendor comparison matrix  This ensures that the vendor is speaking the same language as its potential clients, and gives the clients an unambiguous specification of product functionality to inform their selections. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations that rely on the integrity of TEC's research services for assistance with their software selection projects. Organizations looking for a solution can be confident that they're comparing the product on an apples to apples basis with other, similar

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