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business process

An action taken in the course of conducting business. Whether manual or automated, all processes require input and generate output. Depending on the level of viewing and modeling, a process can be a single task or a complicated procedure such as building a product.

A business information system process typically means updating a database from a transaction such as an order or application form (transaction vs. master). See transaction, business process modeling, business processing and information system.
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Panaya's new EHP Upgrade Automation software-as-a-service simulates for a company the SAP EHP upgrade and optional Business Function activations, automatically pinpointing which custom ABAP programs need modification as a result of the upgrade and automatically performing most of the needed modifications.
Streamlining and standardizing communications, business functions and management practices to be consistent throughout the global organization, while local offices remain sensitive to cultural and compliance issues in their markets, maximizes an organization's worldwide market presence.
Workers, whether clerical or knowledge-based can have access to important business functions requiring the coordination and integration of documents, data, security and business context and have such access from virtually anywhere in the world and from any type of device able to run standard Web browser software.
But an MPA user can access information on the company's four pipelines at the same time to perform business functions such as nominations/confirmations, predetermined allocations, capacity release and contracts/amendments as well as view the electronic bulletin board.
Vohra, Director of Operations, Apollo Business Technologies today introduced a customized outsourcing plan for small businesses who are interested in outsourcing some or all of their business functions.
Recognizing that correctional agencies generally share a common set of business processes, in 2002, the Corrections Technology Association (CTA), with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, initiated a project to document common business functions inherent to correctional agencies.
Total Employees per Business Function Employee (FTE) [segmented by company sales revenue] * Budget Allocated to Business Function Employee ($US) [segmented by company sales revenue] * Sales Revenue per Business Function Employee ($US) [segmented by company sales revenue] * Budget per Business Function as Percentage of Total Company Sales Revenues
The company takes on four apprentices each year and has a four-year scheme enabling the employee to progress through the company, making personal achievements by learning how a business functions.
After working with many agrimarketers in the program, we can say that the primary benefits to pursuing an MBA while working full time generally come in four areas: tools for quantitative analysis; deeper knowledge in finance and accounting; a broader perspective on the market environment; and a fundamental understanding of the other business functions Quantitative analysis is not typically a topic one ties to agrimarketers.
The information on which retention is based is organized primarily by business functions found in most organizations.
In keeping with the "behind the scenes" approach, the nurses' business functions were relocated to a room behind this new area.

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