There was a pleasant surprise when I started using Microsoft CRM 4.0 last month.

Indian companies can actually use the support for lakh and crore instead of millions and billions that they are forced to use with other software packages.

Indian style: 12,34,56,789
(That is 12 crores, 34 lakhs, 56 thousands and 7 hundreds…)

European style: 123,456,789
(That is 123 million, 456 thousands and 7 hundreds…)


This is very cool and shows Microsoft is working hard to ensure they get the localization right. Way to go, M$!!!