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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part III
Part I of this series analyzed the opportunity as well as the related attached strings stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA

natural light sources  capacity (in terms of natural resources and human resources),  geopolitics , and  globalization . The globalization trend was illustrated by the much faster real  gross domestic product (GDP)  growth (in terms of annual percentage changes) of China, India, and the  United Arab Emirates (UAE)  as compared to the US, both recently recorded and projected for the future. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook (WEO) Database  and  the Oxford Economics Department

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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