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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5) The distinction is significant because a method of doing business embodied as a computer program necessarily uses some computing data communication system (sometimes the Internet), (6) whereas a true or pure business method patent is simply a series of steps.
This method of doing business creates the perception among aircrew that SOPs only are followed until they "get in the way.
The submission, which was prepared under the aegis of the Institute's E-Commerce Coordinating Committee and State and Local Tax Committee, noted that the (now-expired) moratorium had provided several benefits, such as enhancing the accessibility of the Internet, fostering electronic commerce, and advancing the principle that additional taxes should be predicated on the method of doing business.
Following decades of jurisprudential antipathy to the notion of patenting a method of doing business, the U.
com is designed to offer sellers and buyers a method of doing business at low cost.
The State Street case declared that the mere fact an innovation is a method of doing business, or is software designed to accomplish business goals, does not mean that such an innovation is not patentable under U.
He said he's had to borrow from banks to finance this new method of doing business.
Your providers need to offer a convenient method of doing business, be versed in both Internet and networking, and have access to name-brand hardware, software and peripherals.
many of the E-commerce inventions protected in the United States as a result of the State Street Bank decision will not be patentable at the European Patent Office unless the invention provides a technical contribution outside of a method of doing business.
Examples of the need for constant education about the cooperative method of doing business are not hard to find.
It's a simple and revolutionary method of doing business in a profit-obsessed market, a method that suits the trailblazing women and the artists they promote.