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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Sage BusinessWorks Accounting
Sage BusinessWorks 50 Accounting (formerly BusinessWorks Gold) bridges the gap between off-the-shelf, entry-level products and complex high-end systems. Its

accounting ranking  BusinessWorks Accounting Sage BusinessWorks 50 Accounting (formerly BusinessWorks Gold) bridges the gap between off-the-shelf, entry-level products and complex high-end systems. Its modular design is ideally suited for growing small and medium-sized businesses. BusinessWorks combines robust features such as serial number tracking, multiple warehouse management capabilities, and multiple costing and pricing methods for complete inventory management.

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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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