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Acumatica ERP Version 4.2 Is Here
Acumatica released Version 4.2 at its annual Spring Training for partners. With Acumatica 4.2, the key themes are quality, reliability, and new functionality in

annual billing option  Version 4.2 at its annual Spring Training for partners. The bullish cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor commits to one major release a year, although it may release significant releases throughout the year in response to its partners and customers. More than 270 partners have signed with Acumatica since its first product launch in 2009. The newest partners to join this year include the likes of TechSource in Dubai, MBS Partners based in Beverly Hills, and Clients First in Texas.   With

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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