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Delivering the Business Value of Automating Business Processes to Small and Medium Enterprise
Enterprises of all sizes today face common problems dealing with handling increasing business complexity while reducing costs. The solution continues to be the

date and time of last update to any field  orders, set up deliveries, update stock balances, and manage all invoices and accounts receivables Purchasing - Manages and maintains vendor contracts and transactions, including issuing purchase orders, updating in-stock numbers, calculating value of imported items, handling returns and credits, and processing payments Business partners - Controls all the information on customers, resellers, and vendors, including profiles, contact summary, account balances, and sales pipeline analysis Bank transactions

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