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The Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway?
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accounting level 0 diagram  application modules for finance, accounting, and human resources as well. Tier-one vendors such as SAP and Oracle provide full suites of ERP business applications. ERP applications have evolved with new technological innovations such as client/server architecture and service oriented architecture (SOA), which provide more flexibility to configure a system for your particular requirements. With the help of SOA, for example,  it’s easier to “break” an ERP application into small modular components

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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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