BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING Definition

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BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING (BPR) is the analysis and radical redesign of business processes using objective, quantitative methods and tools and management systems to accomplish change or performance improvement. Also called: Re-Engineering, Reengineering, Process Reengineering, Process Quality Management, BPR, Process Innovation, Process Improvement, and Business Process Engineering.

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SUBSTANCE OVER FORM is an accounting concept where the entity is accounting for items according to their substance and economic reality and not merely their legal form. This concept is one of the key determinants of reliable information. For most transactions there will be no difference, so no issue arises. In some cases however, the two diverge and the choice of how to present the transactions can give very different results. This difference occurs when an asset or liability is not recognized in the accounts even though benefits or obligations may result from the transaction, or oppositely.

MINIMUM PAYMENT is the minimum amount that you must pay, e.g. usually monthly on a home equity loan or line of credit. In some payment agreements the minimum payment may be "interest only" (simple interest). In other loan agreements, the minimum payment may include principal and interest (amortized).

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