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Batch Processing

Batches are groups of similar data or tasks. Batch processing takes these similar tasks from a particular app or piece of software and does them all at once. Normally, commands for batch processing are set up to allow one batch of similar tasks to be completed, followed by another batch, and so on. These tasks will run in a specific order. For example, payroll tasks may run in sequence with employee identification numbers. Batch processing is usually automated and can run with minimal intervention.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Batch Processing

Automated batch processing is a great fit for small businesses that have to make every second count. They can use batch processing for dealing with some aspects of accounting. Other examples include HR, email newsletters, processing customer data, and updating databases.

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