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Architecture-Centered Information Systems In The Manufacturing Domain - Part III - Steps in the Architecture Process
Architecture bridges the semantic gap between the requirements and software. Application software systems must be architected in order to deal with the current

drawing style interface  low fidelity prototyping - drawing the screens with paper and pencil - often proves effective. Again, end-user domain experts must be involved in the screen-definition process. With the Use Cases and user interfaces defined, the context for architectural planning has been established. In addition to generating documentation (including paper-and-pencil sketches or output from CASE tools), the architecture team acquires a better understanding of the desired system capabilities in the context of the

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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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