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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended

r fp  SaaS market. The current product release SAP Business ByDesign Feature Pack (FP) 2.0 was j ust announced . The key enhancements of the FP 2.0 release are as follows: increased footprint for professional service industries integration of BusinessObjects functionality (i.e., Crystal Reports   and the Xcelsius dashboard ) make-to-specifications capabilities 35 end-to-end business process scenarios Web services  mashup capabilities FP 2.0 was a major functionality release. The next one (FP 2.5, slated for

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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)

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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