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Business software

Business software is any software or set of computer programs used by business users to perform various business functions. These business applications are used to increase productivity, to measure productivity and to perform other business functions accurately. By and large, business software is likely to be developed to meet the needs of a specific business, and therefore is not easily transferable to a different business environment, unless its nature and operation is identical. Due to the unique requirements of each business, off-the-shelf software is unlikely to completely address a companys needs. However, where an on-the-shelf solution is necessary, due to time or monetary considerations, some level of customization is likely to be required. Exceptions do exist, depending on the business in question, and thorough research is always required before committing to bespoke or off-the-shelf solutions. Some business applications are interactive, i.e., they have a graphical user interface or user interface and users can query/modify/input data and view results instantaneously. They can also run reports instantaneously. Some business applications run in batch mode: they are set up to run based on a predetermined event/time and a business user does not need to initiate them or monitor them. Some business applications are built in-house and some are bought from vendors off the shelf software products. These business applications are installed on either desktops or big servers. Prior to the introduction of COBOL a universal compiler in 1965, businesses developed their own unique machine language. RCAs language consisted of a 12-position instruction. For example, to read a record into memory, the first two digits would be the instruction action code. The next four positions of the instruction an A address would be the exact leftmost memory location where you want the readable character to be placed. Four positions a B address of the instruction would note the very rightmost memory location where you want the last character of the record to be located. A two digit B address also allows a modification of any instruction. Instruction codes and memory designations excluded the use of 8s or 9s. The first RCA business application was implemented in 1962 on a 4k RCA 301. The RCA 301, mid frame 501, and large frame 601 began their marketing in early 1960. Many kinds of users are found within the business environment, and can be categorized by using a small, medium and large matrix: The small business market generally consists of home accounting software, and office suites such as LibreOffice, Microsoft Office or GSuite. The medium size, or small and medium-sized enterprise SME, has a broader range of software applications, ranging from accounting, groupware, customer relationship management, human resource management systems, outsourcing relationship management, loan origination software, shopping cart software, field service software, and other productivity enhancing applications. The last segment covers enterprise level software applications, such as those in the fields of enterprise resource planning, enterprise content management ECM, business process management BPM and product lifecycle management. These applications are extensive in scope, and often come with modules that either add native functions, or incorporate the functionality of third-party computer programs. Technologies that previously only existed in peer-to-peer software applications, like Kazaa and Napster, are starting to appear within business applications.

AccuSystems

AccuSystems LLC is an American company headquartered in Pueblo, Colorado that develops, licenses, supports, and sells document imaging software and electronic document management, primarily to the banking and finance industries. Over 200 banks currently use AccuSystems software. In 2002, AccuSystems made its first sale to Peoples Bank. AccuSystems software, known as AccuAccount, is mainly used to electronically scan, store, and manage loan files and any other associated paperwork. In September 2010, AccuSystems announced the acquisition of Xtria RMS. Financial institutions use the Xtria RMS software, now known as Tickler, to track exceptions electronically. In 2012, AccuSystems won the BankNews Innovative Solutions Award for Management Software Solutions. In 2013, BankTech published a survey taken by AccuSystems that surveyed 80 community banks. The survey found that only 12% of banks are using paperless systems for issuing loans. The study is often used when discussing paperless systems in the USs banking industry.

Active policy management

Active policy management is business-oriented enterprise software that provides an approach for efficiently and effectively addressing the many risks inherent in electronic communication. With the exponential growth in the use of electronic communication, many businesses are exposed to significant risks every day. These risks range from non-compliance with various regulations, to the leakage of intellectual property, and to inappropriate or offensive employee behavior. Active Policy Management enables a business to accurately detect the violations, to take the appropriate action, and to quickly find and review the violation in order to address the situation, preventing further damage. There are many channels of electronic communication including e-mail, Web-based e-mail, instant messaging, messages sent from a Bloomberg terminal, mobile e-mail sent from a handheld device such as a BlackBerry, general use of a web browser, ftp, file copying e.g. memory sticks and many others.

Alexandria (library software)

Alexandria is browser based cross-platform library automation software used by thousands of libraries around the world, both public libraries and school libraries. These include the Houston Independent School District, Philadelphia Public Schools, and the Berkeley Unified School District.

Alteryx

Alteryx is an American computer software company based in Irvine, California, with a development center in Broomfield, Colorado. The companys products are used for data science and analytics. The software is designed to make advanced analytics accessible to any data worker.

AMS Device Manager

AMS Device Manager is plant asset management software from Asset Optimization. It provides a single application for predictive diagnostics, documentation, calibration management, and device configuration for managing field instruments and digital valve controllers. AMS Device Manager is based on open communication standards, and is a core component of the Plantweb digital plant architecture.

                                     

Intraboom

Intraboom is a software as a service company based in the United States. The business was founded in 2013 by Finnish attorney Christine Ziebell, as a team communication and project collaboration tool for businesses. The software had its official launch at the 2016 South by Southwest Interactive exhibition. Intraboom is a digital workplace app comprising collaborative software combined with file sharing, comprehensive messaging systems along with project collaboration capabilities.

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