CalculationUsing data to calculate things such as revenue, costs and customer charges. For example, a telecom company may use call data to calculate usage-based charges and to format bills that are delivered by digital channels such as web.
RecordsA school uses a system to maintain student records including a user interface for teachers to enter grades.
ProcessesA supermarket uses electronic tags to track all inventory and automate tasks such as reordering.
|Overview: Electronic Data Processing|
An automated administrative process
Also Known As
Automatic data processing
The term electronic data processing dates back to the 1960s when automation began to replace manual data processing tasks. In modern times, the term tends to be associated with large scale automation of administrative tasks. In other words, "data processing" sounds like it could be a small one-time task but "electronic data processing" implies a large scale system.