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Integrated System Definition
Last Update:  August 6, 1996


This definition of an Integrated System identifies characteristics arranged in the broad categories of  Data Issues, Application Issues, Presentation Issues, and Operational Issues.  A brief name of the characteristic is given, followed by a paragraph defining the characteristic. While the degree of integration is likely to vary from product to product, an ideal integrated system would have all of the characteristics listed below.

Data Issues

Application Issues

Presentation Issues

Operational Issues

Suitable tests for identifying these characteristics within a system will depend on the exact implementation used by the vendor.  These tests cannot be defined in advance, but must be adapted based on initial review of vendor information and discussions with the vendor during presentations.


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