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Tomorrow’s Technology and You 8/e Chapter 12 Systems and Organizations
Information Systems for Business Transactions
Transaction processing is a cyclical process with five steps:
Entering the transaction data into machine-readable format
Can be done electronically using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Processing the data
Organizing and sorting data and performing calculations.
Data can be processed in two ways:
Batch processing: transactions accumulated and processed in a large batch