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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.
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On June 28, owners of business method patents narrowly dodged a bullet.
Supreme Court's long-awaited decision in the Bilski patent dispute, the viability of business method patents remains somewhat uncertain.
Rather than rule on the test generally, the Court upheld the Circuit Court's decision on the basis that the business method Bilski sought to patent was an abstract idea rather than a process, and thus unpatentable.
QI have developed an innovative business method that could have a positive effect on my company's bottom line.
Business method patents provide the only means to prevent imitation of your business concept.