Back-End System

What Does Back-End System Mean?

A back-end system is any system that supports back-office applications. These systems are used as part of corporate management and they work by obtaining user input and gathering input from other systems to provide responsive output.

Advertisements

Techopedia Explains Back-End System

The separation of front-end and back-end computer systems simplifies the computing process when dealing with multilayered development and maintenance. Back-end systems deal with databases and data processing components, so the purpose of the back-end system is to launch the operating system’s programs in response to front-end system requests and operations. In other words, the back-end system implements responses to what the front end has initiated.

Advertisements

Related Terms

Margaret Rouse

Margaret Rouse is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical, business audience. Over the past twenty years her explanations have appeared on TechTarget websites and she's been cited as an authority in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine and Discovery Magazine.Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages. If you have a suggestion for a new definition or how to improve a technical explanation, please email Margaret or contact her…