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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

fms en scm  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 divisions of multinationals —namely, organizations with up to 2,500 employees. Exact focuses its product and technology efforts

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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