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Forget Speeds and Feeds-ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-market
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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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The Empires Strike Back - Part II: The Likes Of IBM, EDS, And CSC In E-Business


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Sage BusinessWorks Accounting


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accounting outsourcers  and delivery of project accounting solutions with such companies as Oracle, FRx Software, and Vertex. Khameleon is built on Oracle’s technology, and allows organizations to use their own financials, or Khameleon’s. Khameleon is based in Tampa, Florida (US). Read More

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