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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all

bid ask size  not offer a fixed bid until receiving the menu and the number of guests. A builder offers a fixed bid, with an escalation clause, after receiving the building plans. In the construction industry, unit rates are mostly offered against a detailed tender document that gives great detail about each of the items. The total cost of the building depends on the actual quantity of the different components of the building. Software is more like the construction industry! Here's why: It is difficult for the users

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Small Business Software (SBS) Software Evaluation Report

The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets the functional requirements necessary to support a typical small business. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't need the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place. Extending beyond accounting functions, it includes general ledger, accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R), payroll, job and project costing, multinational accounting, light manufacturing, inventory, technology, and more.  

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