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How Carolina Color Chose abas ERP
Abas-USA recently announced that Carolina Color Corporation has chosen abas Business Suite for its future planned growth and business. Carolina Color provides

by style or color  Alan Salton was contacted by the company’s IT manager, who started the conversation with, “Remember me?” Not only did Salton remember, but he still had the custom table with the calculations in the system after five upgrades, untouched and still functional. He showed it to Carolina Color again, and explained, as a proof of concept, the upgrade capabilities, and the additional functions and features since the last demo. The company underwent another ERP selection process, which included several

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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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