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Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part One: Accounts Payable Through Internet
As enterprise applications systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms.

dividend date  of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part One: Accounts Payable Through Internet Introduction Enterprise resource planning (ERP) was an important step in an ongoing evolution of computer tools that began in the 1960s. Each evolutionary step is built on the fundamentals and principles developed within the previous one. As systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms. For terms not covered here see The Lexicon of CRM Part 1: From A

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