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Small Business Software (SBS)

The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets functional requirements for fully featured solutions designed to support all business requirements of a typical small business. Extending beyond mere accounting functions, it is primarily applicable to those businesses for which full-scale ERP software may be too complex or cumbersome. However, the model of SBS solutions includes all the essential categories such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Receivable (A/R), Payroll, Job and Project Costing, Multinational Accounting, Light Manufacturing, Inventory, Technology, and much more. 

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Epicor Reaches Better Vista From This Vantage Point Part Two: Market Impact


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