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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Project-oriented versus Generic GL-oriented ERP/Accounting Systems
Caught between big-vendor ERP offerings requiring heavy customization, and off-the-shelf project management solutions that are easily outgrown, project-oriented

accounting baseline  Yet, traditional generic GL-oriented accounting systems have not been designed with project phases, work breakdowns or detailed time capturing in mind, and thus, they can merely report how much has been spent or collected, but not why a certain project is losing or winning money. Not many enterprise products will support the following project-based processes: job costing, managing the sub-contactor, financial reporting, managing the workforce, process time and expense, winning new business, purchasing

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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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