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What is Back-End System?

back-end sys - tem
noun
Refers to any system that supports back-office applications. The back-end systems manage orders, inventory, and supply processing and get input from front-end applications, i.e. those that customers interact with. Back-end systems deal with databases and data processing components, and the purpose of the back-end system is to launch the system's programs in response to front-end system requests and operations. On the eCommerce side, the website is considered the front-end, with the shopping cart having both front-end and back-end components

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