Glossary

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object linking and embedding
an enhancement of the dynamic data exchange (DDE). It embeds or links pictures or text files created in one application into another application
object linking and embedding for databases
a set of component object model (COM)-based interfaces that provides applications with uniform access to data stored at diverse sources. It enables a user to access a database
offset lead time
in manufacturing resource planning (MRP), it is when a planned order receipt is released earlier, based on the lead time for the item
one-sided journal entry
a one-sided transaction often used to correct errors in a journal or ledger
online analytical processing
also called cubes. Consolidates organizational data to be viewed multidimensionally. Users can view and analyze data, trends, and algorithms based on different views that can be shown in different ways
Open Database Connectivity
a standard application program interface (API) that accesses data in both relational and non-relational database management systems with one common language
Open Software Foundation
a consortium of computer companies that are attempting to define a common operating environment for workstations. Founded in 1988, its goals are to supply a portable, scaleable, open systems It has defined the distributed computing environment (DCE)
order commitment
a statement of promise in a document form that formalizes a purchase transaction with a vendor
over receive
refers to the receipt of a greater quantity than what was originally ordered