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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Fed Gives ERP A Shot In The Arm
There has been a hubbub in the public sector, with all major players fiercely competing and eventually winning important new federal contracts, primarily for

accounting comes alive  Furthermore, with the General Accounting Office's assessment that a third of all federal employees will retire over the next four years, upgraded ERP applications appear to be a convenient way to prevent civic paralysis. Even as the shortage of technical personnel is alleviated, the inefficiencies and liabilities of legacy islands of information need to be replaced by vendor-supported applications packages. The result of replacing obsolescent systems will be significant savings in system support cost.

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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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