databasean organized collection of data that can be accessed electronically
DCEDistributed Computing Environment is based on a client/server computing model as a set of integrated network services. It is the middleware between operating systems or network services and distributed applications.
decision treeall the factors within the structure of a parent, child, and sibling relationship of a model
default currencythe type of currency used by the purchaser e.g., US dollars, Canadian dollars, euros etc.
deferred depreciationwhen an item's depreciation in not carried forward until a specified time; however the asset's usage is allocated in the period from which it was used.
deferred income plana plan created by an organization to pay employees at a later date e.g., retirement plan
demand managementinvolves planning, executing and monitoring the design pricing, and marketing of products and services to meet an enterprise's needs
denormalized read-only database tablesdatabase tables that show data from separate files or tables in a single table
departmenta division within an organization
depreciationthe allocation of an expense that reflects an asset's use by the organization.
DESData Encryption Standard is a cryptographic algorithm
discrete enterprise resource planningThe discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) addresses discrete manufacturing (distinct items such as auto parts or chairs) as well as non-manufacturing industries. Functionality includes production planning, shop floor control, and product costing, and may also provide financials, human resources, and other enterprise management modules.
dispatch systema system that organizes and sends jobs to a particular location
distributed computing environmentan Open Software Foundation (OSF) specification taht defines the method of communication between clients and servers in a cross-platform computing environment. It provides functions such as authentication, directory service, remote procedure call, and others that assist networking
distribution1) the sharing of costs or assets 2) the movement of materials from manufacturer to customer, or from manufacturing, warehouse, or in transportation
drawer limitthe maximum or minimum amount of cash allowed in the drawer at one time
drop-shipa special order when goods are sent directly to the customer without going through the warehouse
dual resource requirements per operationthe ability to both set-up resource requirements and run resource requirement to be specified for each operation
Dynamic Data Exchangea protocol for exchanging data between two programs