Use of equipment, usually electronic, to perform calculations or procedures on data to enhance information content or information presentation.
1. Data processing largely performed by automatic means. 2. Pertaining to data processing equipment such as electrical accounting machines and electronic data processing equipment. 3. The discipline which deals with methods and techniques of automatic data processing.
Refers to computer aided storing, manipulating or processing of information, requiring minimal or no human interaction.
data processing by a computer
Data processing largely performed by automatic means. The discipline which deals with methods and techniques of automatic data processing. Pertaining to data processing equipment such as electrical accounting machines and electronic data processing equipment.
The assembly of computer hardware, firmware, and software used to categorize, sort, calculate, compute, summarize, store, retrieve, control, process, and/or protect data with a minimum of human intervention. ADP systems can include, but are not limited to, process control computers, embedded computer systems that perform general purpose computing functions, supercomputers, personal computers, intelligent terminals, offices automation systems (which includes standalone microprocessors, memory typewriters, and terminal connected to mainframes), firmware, and other implementations of MIS technologies as may be developed: they also include applications and operating system software. See also: Management Information System.
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is the largest payroll and tax filing processors in the world, serving more than 600,000 clients. Although more than 60% of sales come from employer services, ADP also provides securities transaction processing to brokerage firms, and inventory and other computing and data services to more than 17,000 auto and truck dealers. Other offerings include accounting, employment background checks, desktop applications support, and business development training services.