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GOAL is the milestone the organization aims to achieve that evolves from strategic issues or operational improvement planning. They transform strategic issues into specific performance targets that impact the entire organization, or operational improvement that is more localized in nature. They can be qualitative or quantitative. Dependent upon usage, GOALS are general in nature, while OBJECTIVES are specific, measurable and time-based. In some organizations, the meanings for GOAL and OBJECTIVE are reversed.
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INTEGRATED TEST FACILITY is where a fictitious unit, e.g., an employee or department, is established to where sample transactions are posted to the dummy unit during the normal processing cycle. If test transactions are processed correctly that provides evidence that transactions of other units are processed correctly as well.
GUARANTEE DEPOSIT see SELLER GUARANTEE DEPOSIT.