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Accounting for SMB Showdown
I'm Larry Blitz, editor of TEC's Vendor Showdown series. Today's Showdown pits two major enterprise resource planning (ERP) and accounting for small to midsized

accounting technology notes  performance and 2) selected accounting module rankings. The functionality graphs compare Exact Software North America's Exact Globe Enterprise and Infor's FMS SunSystems . I hope you find this Showdown helpful and informative. I welcome all your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com . And please let me know if you prefer this format to the original Showdown format. Exact vs. Infor Exact Software is a Netherlands-based solution provider that targets small to medium businesses and

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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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