General Terms

POS

Stands for Point of Sale. A computerized terminal that is a replacement for a cash register. It has the ability to record and track customer orders, process credit and debit cards, connect to other systems in a network. POS can be physical (in stores, hotels, etc.) and online.

PPC

Pay-per-click (PPC) is a type of online advertising where you only pay when somebody clicks on your ad.

Product Roadmap

An overall view of the product's requirements, short-term and long-term goals. It is also a valuable tool for planning and organizing the journey of product development. Roadmapping can be referred to new or existing products and services.

Project planning

A part of project management that determines how to complete a project within a certain time frame. Usually it has defined stages and designated resources. It uses schedules to carry out the plan and subsequently report progress.

 

Proprietary Software

Type of intellectual property, owned by a company, an individual or a group of developers (usually the one that developed it). Usually, it has major use restrictions, and its source code is almost always kept secret. The owner retains patent or copyright.

QGIS

Stands for Quantum Geographic Information System. A cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD) free GIS application for desktop use. It provides different tools for manipulating geospatial data, such as viewing, editing, and analysis.

RFP

Stands for Request for Proposal. A document to aid the procurement process, designed for bidding on potential vendors and a desired IT solution. It specifies what the customer is looking for and the evaluation criteria for assessing proposals, as well as background information about the organization behind the proposal.

RIS

A standardized file format that enables citation programs to exchange data. It is supported by a number of reference manager applications. A RIS file looks like a typical text file, but with references. The references consist of fields and tags.

R&D

Short for Research and Development. A business or government activity that with the right approach and incentive can lead to invention and innovation. R&D also works on improving existing products and projects. There are internal (in-house) and external R&D facilities.

Regular expression

A sequence of characters that define a search pattern, string of text that allows to create patterns that help match, locate, and manage text, can also be used in text editors to find text within a file. Regular expressions can be coded in Java, Perl, .NET, PHP and other languages.

Rendering Engine

An engine that is used by a web browser to render text and images, for example, HTML pages. It is primarily a part of a web browser, as it cannot be a standalone program. A rendering engine uses values to fill out the onscreen area with graphics.

RIA

Short for Rich Internet Application. An app that uses the web browser to run embedded scripts within web pages. Such apps have similarities with a desktop application, but are run via a browser plug-in, virtual machine or using JavaScript.

RNN

Stands for Recurrent Neural Networks. It is a class of Artificial Neural Networks commonly used with sequential data. RNNs allow retaining information from a previous input in each neuron of the network, which is possible because they have loops due to which information can be passed along between neurons. RNNs can be used in conjunction with NLP methods and in machine translation.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

A form of business process automation technology that consists in automating routine tasks, such as standalone (bottom-up) processes and complex well-established tasks, using a computer-generated character to engage with employees. It saves time and reduces the risk of human error.

SAP

A software company, one of the largest vendors of ERP and other enterprise apps. It helps other companies run business processes in an integrated environment. The processes include accounting, sales, production, HR, payment, etc.

Scope

A project management technique that combines objectives and requirements necessary to complete a project, it allows to estimate costs and the time required to finish the project. It also describes responsibilities of separate team members and sets project boundaries.

SDD

Stands for Software Design Description. A description written by a software designer to give software developers overall guidance to the architecture of the software project. It contains the information required to write code.

SDK

Short for Software Development Kit. A set of software development tools that enables a programmer to develop apps for a specific platform, software for robots, video chats, etc. Development is facilitated by libraries, visual editors, debuggers.

SDLC

Stands for Systems Development Life Cycle. It is a series of phases, that provide a model for the development and lifecycle management of an application. SDLC implements a process for planning, creating, testing, and deploying an IT system.

SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results.

SFDC

An abbreviation for Salesforce.com. A cloud computing company that focuses on CRM products. The company also designs applications for social networking. SFDC products are usually used by sales teams and customer support.

SME

Stands for Subject Matter Expert. A person with special in-depth knowledge of the subject. For example, in technical domains (accounting, software), in web design (client based projects), etc. SMEs come into play, when there is need in developing a book, manual, examination and such.

SPA

Short for Single-Page Applications. Web apps that load a single HTML page and dynamically update that page as the user interacts with the app. SPAs are made in various advanced JavaScript frameworks, such as Angular, Knockout, Meteor.

Subscription Model

A business model where a customer must pay a price to have an access to the product/service once in a certain period of time (bi weekly, monthly, annually). Subscription model is usually applied to cloud and online services or software, as well as various online publications or communication providers.

Unix-like

Also known as UN*X or *nix. An operating system that is similar in many characteristics to a Unix system, its application behaves like an equate Unix command or shell. Aside from the obvious Unix features, they also have direct source code and the documentation officially states that they are Unix-like.

Development by Synergize.digital

Sign up for updates
straight to your inbox