data processing inventory

data processing inventory

[′dad·ə ¦präs‚es·iŋ ‚in·vən‚tȯr·ē]
(computer science)
An identification of all major data processing areas in an agency for the purpose of selecting and focusing upon those in which the use of automatic data processing (ADP) techniques appears to be potentially advantageous, establishing relative priorities and schedules for embarking on ADP studies, and identifying significant relationships among areas to pinpoint possibilities for the integration of systems.
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