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Business Case - Orezone
Orezone strikes gold with Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains. Orezone is a Canadian mining company that needed a more efficient means to track and

west business services  of gold deposits in West Africa Business Situation Orezone's accounting software required time-consuming data re-entry, and lacked the sophistication required by a fastgrowing public company facing Sarbanes- Oxley compliance Solution Using Microsoft Business Solutions-Great Plains, accounting data is automatically entered into Orezone's accounting systems, and the stage is set to test for Sarbanes-Oxley compliancy Benefits Eliminated data re-entry Data easier to track Automated currency exchange Prepared

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