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Noun1.service bureau - a business that makes its facilities available to others for a feeservice bureau - a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale
agency - a business that serves other businesses
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SWIFT lists 14 service bureaus on its Web site, including such major players as SunGard, Fundtech, Fides and Bottomline Technologies, and estimates that 75% of corporates that connect to SWIFT do so using a service bureau.
The main difference between xSPs and traditional service bureaus is the technology used to provide the service, but the principles discussed in this book are relevant to both.
He estimates that 85-90% of RP equipment is located at service bureaus and model shops.
E-Commerce Named Top Future Investment By User Organizations, Service Bureaus
Service bureaus are firms that specialize in jobbing out their rapid prototyping capabilities, much like pattern shops.
Austin, (Texas)-based Marketfinders, a market research company, expects publishing applications to contribute more than one quarter of fax broadcasting revenues to fax service bureaus in the U.
OTTAWA, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Corel Corporation and its subsidiaries announced today a decision to provide free technical support, on a toll-free line, for CorelDRAW(TM) and related products to all Corel approved resellers, distributors, service bureaus and training centers.
Software vendors/service bureaus: The Service publishes an annual list of third-party vendors that sell information-reporting software packages for PCs and service bureaus that process information returns into magnetic media format for a fee.
It was designed for maximum productivity, for customers like service bureaus, insurance companies that process claims in a central location, and financial institutions that handle volumes of transactions such as loan and mortgage applications.
Rapid prototyping (RP) service bureaus, those firms that hire out their modeling systems and related engineering expertise, make it a whole lot easier to develop representational parts when speed counts.
By adding SourceMail audio information to existing voice mail services, service bureaus have the potential to increase the incremental revenue from existing subscribers and to augment their voice mail market share.
To minimize the possibility of problems when working with service bureaus, here are some guidelines: