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.
LONG TERM DEBT is all senior debt, including bonds, debentures, bank debt, mortgages, deferred portions of long term debt, and capital lease obligations. If a firm shows little to no long term debt over the years and/or their earning power could allow them to pay off their long term debt within 3-4 years, it is a good indicator of a sustainable competitive advantage.
COMMON LAW is an unwritten body of law based on general custom in England; it is used to some extent in the United States.
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