business process

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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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I have found that strict business methods go a long way in securing the interest of rich people.
Life, for him, was a business enterprise, and he kept the books after the most approved business methods.
Denis Eady was the son of Michael Eady, the ambitious Irish grocer, whose suppleness and effrontery had given Starkfield its first notion of "smart" business methods, and whose new brick store testified to the success of the attempt.
directives to invest in new and innovative business methods.
patentable subject matter should be for business methods.
com and State Street, patents were issued for a variety of Internet business methods, including Netflix's "Dynamic Queue System," which allows customers to rent DVDs from an online source, and Priceline.
Supreme Court ruled, by a scant 5-4 vote, that business methods can indeed be patented.
Without a machine or transformation, business methods were not patentable.
In resisting declarations about the patentability of particular categories of innovation, the decision did not substantially clarify whether nonmaterial innovations--like business methods or software--may be patented.
The question of whether or not business methods can be protected by patents has recently exercised tribunals on both sides of the Atlantic.
Supreme Court has agreed to review the Federal Circuit's decision in the case of In re Bilski as to the standards business methods must meet to be patentable.
Supreme Court, which is unlikely, Bilski's patent application is dead, and potentially thousands of granted patents on business methods are worthless.