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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In general, a business function can be said to be comprised of and rely on the "4 Ps" - people, processes, platforms and places.
Marketing is the business function where there has been the biggest change over the past few years, with 86% of responding companies saying there has been a EoACA[pounds sterling]huge impactEoACA[yen] here.
Having identified the 17 business functions that are common to all correctional systems, the project team documented each business function and the associated system requirements in more detail, an important first step in the system development process.
In addition, assessing outsourcing risk is made more difficult because there are three types information risk to assess - that associated with the business function, the outsourcing provider and the outsourcing process itself.
The descriptions of records and rules of retention are organized by business function rather than by department or any other method.
Instead, the Court adopted a standard accepting as protected activities those functions that serve no business function other than order solicitation and not those activities the business would have good reason to engage in whether or not the company had a sales force.
It thus drew a line between "those activities that are entirely ancillary to requests for purchases--those that serve no independent business function apart from their connection to the soliciting of orders--and those activities that the company would have reason to engage in anyway but chooses to allocate to its in-state force.
conceptually separates public relations from marketing as a business function.
South African Fashion Retailer Foschini Implements Panaya's Automation Product for Business Function Activation
Ancillary activities are those with no independent business function apart from their connection with soliciting orders.
The largest ERP Upgrades and Test Automation SaaS provider, Panaya, announced today that it has released its cloud-based solution for automating SAP Enhancement Package upgrades and SAP Business Function activation.
For a business unit, the portfolio is full of information about each business function (forecasting, marketing, selling, customer service, etc.

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