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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series described the conundrum that commodity-based manufacturers encounter when it comes to determining the best price, production mix, and

alternate light sources  production or search for alternate sources of supply (also in light of the specific quality or regulatory requirements). By mastering this bidirectional supply-demand information highway, SignalDemand would certainly set a much higher bar for many other pricing vendors to reach. Therefore, dear readers, what are your views, comments, opinions, etc. about SignalDemand’s value proposition and about the pricing optimization software market in general? We would also be interested in your experiences with

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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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