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back end

[′bak ‚end]
(mechanical engineering)

back end

The support components of an information system. It often refers to the database management system (DBMS), which is the storehouse of the data residing in a server. It may also refer to the software in a Web server or application server that performs the processing initiated by a person using a Web browser (client side). See DBMS, Web server and application server.
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By offshoring their back end lender services processes, First Magnus has a tremendous competitive advantage," said Francesco Paola, vice president of sales and marketing for Trinity.
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To achieve this we need to implement a Real Time Information Network that will seamlessly connect front-end and back end systems and allow us to leverage our legacy applications enabling us to scale for future growth.