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Glossary and abbreviations

Term, abbreviation Meaning
ABEA Auftragsbearbeitung (Order processing module of the Abacus Business Software)
A/P (AP) Accounts receivable
A/R (AR) Accounts payable
CAD Computer-aided design
CAM Computer-aided manufacturing
CO Swiss Code of Obligations
GAMP Good Automated Manufacturing Practice
HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
HR Human resources
IAS International Accounting Standards (IAS until 2000, IFRS from 2001)
IBM International Business Machines (IBM Corporation)
IFRS International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS until 2000, IFRS from 2001)
IT Information technology
MIS Management information system
MS Microsoft (Microsoft Corporation)
PDA Production Data Acquisition
PDC Production Data Collection
PPC Production Planning and Control
PPS Production Planning and Scheduling
SAC SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Systeme, Anwendungen und Produkte in der Datenverarbeitung (SAP SE Corporation)
SAP BW SAP Business Warehouse
SAP CRM SAP Customer Relationship Management
SAP ERP SAP Enterprise Resource Planning
SAP PM SAP Plant Maintenance
SMI Swiss Market Index
SQL Structured Query Language
Swiss GAAP FER Swiss accounting standards: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles – Fachempfehlungen zur Rechnungslegung (Accounting and Reporting Recommendations)
TM1 Table Manager 1 (former designation for "IBM Planning Analytics", a solution to automate planning, budgeting and forecasting for enterprises)
VAT Value added tax
VBA Visual Basic for Applications
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds

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