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bottom line

A popular term borrowed from accountancy and business, which was first used as a verb (to state succinctly or summarise) in reference to a final result of a complex process or ultimate conclusion. It is now more widely used as a noun (a summary or basic conclusion), meaning the net income after taxes—excess of revenues over expenses, earnings and profits.
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Topics ranged from "Using StaffSmart to Assist with Merger Planning" and "Making Distributed Scheduling Work" to insight into Demos Solutions' product direction and vision for extending the bottom line benefits financial institutions are gaining from using StaffSmart in retail operations to their back office and sales operations.
Financial services organizations around the globe can look to these organizations as models for their approach to using Demos Solutions' StaffSmart to improve bottom line results," concluded Demos.
Hrncir, eRoomSystem Technologies' vice president of business affairs, said hotels' bottom lines and guest satisfaction are the bottom line for all of eRoomSystem's computer-based in-room service centers.
IPSCO pointed out however that just as increased demand meant higher end product prices it also meant escalating scrap prices, offsetting partially the positive impact on its bottom line.
30, 1995--As corporate profits turn down, leading companies are looking at marketing cost analysis to lift their bottom lines, says Jonathan B.