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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Fast-track ERP Implementation: Advice from the Field
The common perception is that top-tier enterprise software takes years to implement. This is true for more complex solutions. But other applications, when

invoice from scale  external supplier and customer invoice functions to pull in the data as vouchered payables and vouchered receivables. Zenith's legacy system was a little better. They were on ManMan, which instead of being Jurassic like our WDS, it was Triassic. We ran Zenith on IFS financials exclusively for six months and then completed the rest of the implementation. It took us a total six months of work to complete the implementation with about six full time equivalents. This was not a simple implementation either,

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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