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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to

each entity s ledger can have its own calendar and chart of accounts  various ERP vendors against each other, a third, and possibly a fourth dimension is added to the evaluation in deciding to extend ERP. The third dimension is the added complexity of integration, resulting in the following questions which need to be answered. How tightly must the functions be integrated? How much data must be shared or replicated? How much duplication of functions exists between ERP and the extensions? If data must be shared by two or more applications, which application owns the data?

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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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