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Can Software Help Employees Enjoy their Workday (more)? - Part 2


other ways of writing a g  to run down the other table to find that person's address, then pulling both out of the database.  This is how all 4GL relational databases work, and it is cumbersome. You get performance that you couldn't otherwise get, but at a very high cost in accessibility of anything meaningful. In contrast, object-oriented databases require no prioritized ways of organizing data, as in a 4GL/SQL database. So, for instance, if you want to organize people by geography in a relational database, you have to create

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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