Many believe that systems which allow continuous measurements and reporting will become the new standard, in sharp contrast to the periodic reporting practices of the legacy, batch-oriented
, and modular systems that prevail today.
This input was especially important since the designers were more accustomed to working with page-oriented software such as Quark Xpress and PageMaker, which allow easy manipulation of layout, rather than a batch-oriented
system such as XyVision, in which operator intervention is minimized.
Since domestic clearinghouse processing is batch-oriented
, it's well-suited to high-volume, low-value payments, which include direct deposit of payroll; Social Security; pensions, annuities and dividends; financial electronic data interchange; direct debits; electronic bill payment; and point-of-sale, electronic, tax, government and commercial vendor payments.
And it's hoped that the process can become more continuous--right now it's very batch-oriented
. However, of all these difficulties, materials problems are the most fundamental.
Due to the batch-oriented
production processes, complex specifications and test methods, and tight regulatory requirements, LIMS implementations in pharmaceutical R&D and QC have required extensive customization.
While this allowed the reuse of the existing corporate data warehouse, attempts to integrate these batch-oriented
tools with the contact centers and other online (live) channels have had little success.
Relatively speaking, many customer environments today looking at EAI have significant investments in batch-oriented
systems and modifying these systems is difficult, given the well-publicized shortage of software developers.
But use of product cost information is problematic in any company, whether it pursues traditional batch-oriented
work practices or newer flexible work practices.
Some of these tests have proved so popular that they have replaced more automated but batch-oriented