"Damn it, Jim! I'm a sole practitioner, not a multi-office, multi-regional practice with an MIS staff." So might be the words of Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy in the episode, "The Search for the Enterprise."

Somewhere along the way in the travels of the accounting software mid-market, the enterprise has been lost--witness the simultaneous name changes on the part of both Microsoft Business Solutions and Best Software. Best Software took its oft-renamed upper-end package, most recently the Best Enterprise Suite, and re-titled it MAS 500. MBS took the Dynamics and eEnterprise (Any elimination of an "e" name should be applauded) lines and rolled them into the title, Great Plains Edition. While all of the name changes were sensible--they extend established brands--this leaves the new QuickBooks Enterprise Solution, really a low-end mid-market package, to carry on the Enterprise name in this space. Very anomalous.

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