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Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting
CODA's savvy accounting and financial offerings include budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, and tools that use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets collaboratively and

accounting base scale  Cubic to integrate CODA's accounting software into Cubic's mass transport ticketing systems. Cubic's automated fare collection systems enable seamless commuter access to bus, light-rail, mainline rail, underground systems, parking, and other public transport systems, in some of the world's busiest cities including London (UK); New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; and Chicago, Illinois (US). With the expansion of its base of regional payment systems and services, Cubic has evolved its back

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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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