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Back Office and Operations
Today, almost every company must address processes such as technical support, customer service, and other administrative tasks. These processes fall under the

back office application  under the heading of back office and operations, and for many organizations, they account for a high percentage of overall operating costs. Those costs—combined with volatile global economic conditions and fierce competition for markets and business segments—are forcing companies to constantly improve back office and operations processes to better address their specific needs, reduce costs, and increase productivity and profitability.

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