Information technology is dynamic. New technologies, solutions and applications are reaching market maturity in ever shorter cycles. This technological progress is accompanied by new technical terms and terminology, which you will encounter on our website and which you can also read about in our IT project database. In our glossary you will find a large overview of technical terms as well as the corresponding classification and explanation of terms.

.NET Core

.NET Core is a free and open-source software platform (within) the .NET platform, which is used to develop and execute application programs and is developed under the coordination of Microsoft.
.NET Core is also a modernization project of central components of the .NET framework under various aspects such as greater platform independence, open source development (provision on GitHub), improved modularity and simplified application development.
.NET Core is being developed in parallel with the monolithic .NET Framework.

.NET Email Component

Email Component (software component from Chilkat Software for the .NET 2.0 Framework) is a very comprehensive implementation of various use cases for receiving and sending emails. Supported by extensive documentation and various code examples, it is possible to create a functioning e-mail application very quickly.


.NET MAUI (Multi-Platform App UI) is a cross-platform framework for creating native mobile and desktop apps with C# and XAML. With .NET MAUI, you can develop apps that can run on Android, iOS, macOS and Windows from a single, shared code base.


MIME is a software component from Chilkat Software for the .NET 2.0 Framework. The MIME component is also used to support the encryption and signing of emails, as it enables direct access to all parameters and settings relating to the MIME (or S/MIME) email standard.


123-Maps API for geodata determination

360° AM

360° Asset Management from CAIGOS

3Com Wireless LAN Access Points

Wireless LAN Access Points is a wireless local area network from the company 3Com. This makes it possible to connect a computer wirelessly to the intranet. This is done by means of so-called access points. These are radio stations. Everyone

3D Max

Image editing software for Internet animations and games.

4Th Dimension (4D) client

4th Dimension (4D) is a powerful development environment with an integrated database, web server, client/server architecture, web services and XSLT.

4th Dimension (4D) server

With 4th Dimension (4D), database applications can be created for single users, client/server and the web.

Merchandise management system with specialization for the agricultural trade from AMIC

ABAP Editor

The ABAP Editor is a tool with which you can develop ABAP programs, class methods, function modules, screen flow logic, type groups and logical databases.

ABAP List Viewer (ALV)

Tool for the standardized display and preparation of lists in the R/3 system with the programming language ABAP (General Report Accounting Processor – new: Advanced Business Application Programming) from SAP.

ABAP Objects

Object-oriented extension of the ABAP/4 programming language from SAP.


4GL programming language ABAP (General Report Accounting Processor – new: Advanced Business Application Programming) from SAP. 4GL for further development in SAP R/2, SAP R/3 and mySAP standard software environments.

ABAP/4 – Development Workbench

Workbench (integrated graphical development environment) in the R/3 system with the programming language ABAP (General Report Accounting Processor – new: Advanced Business Application Programming) from SAP.

ABAP/4 Query

ABAP Workbench tool that allows users without knowledge of the ABAP programming language to define and execute their own evaluations.


Java GUI test framework for the automatic testing of graphical user interfaces (GUIs). See

ABC analysis

The ABC analysis is a business analysis method that classifies objects into three categories.

ABC FlowCharter

Graphics tool for process modeling from the company Micrografx, taken over by the company Corel Corporation: Grafx FlowCharter 2000.


Software solution for the computer-aided processing of non-performing receivables from ABIT AG. The ABIT Recht program is used in numerous German savings banks associations and data centers.


Accessible Internet means access to the Internet for all and includes web pages and applications that people with disabilities can read, understand, navigate and interact with, web browsers and media players that can be used by people with disabilities and that enable assistive technology, authoring systems and development systems that support the production of accessible web pages and websites that can be used by people with disabilities. Source:

ACE (Adaptive Communication Environment)

ADAPTIVE Communication Environment (ACE) is a freely available, open-source object-oriented (OO) framework.


Assist Communications Management System: communications server for the Assist standard software, which is primarily used for shipping and logistics tasks.

Acta Works

ETL tool (Extract, Transport, Load) from Acta Corporation, which in particular offers preconfigured extraction routines for SAP systems to enable a faster data mart setup.


ActionScript is a proprietary scripting language from the US software company Adobe Systems based on the ECMAScript standard (ECMA-262). This is a program-internal language of the Adobe Flash development environment.

Active Directory

Active Directory (AD) – Microsoft Windows Server directory service

Active Reports

PDF generation via template at runtime


ActiveBatch, a workload automation and job scheduling system, integrates business applications, standalone tasks, processes and scripts across multiple computing environments to give users a centralized view of operations at the project, organizational or enterprise level. It eliminates waiting or idle times in existing workflows and reduces manual errors.


ActivePerl is ActiveState’s quality-assured binary build of Perl, available for Linux, Solaris and Windows. see

Activiti BPM

Activiti is a lightweight, Java-based workflow and business process management (BPM) platform. It is open source and published under the Apache license. Activiti can be integrated into java/jee applications, runs directly on the java VM, server, cluster or cloud.


ACTUATE offers a platform for extracting business information from company databases and preparing it as interactive web pages or Excel spreadsheets. Actuate’s infrastructure forms the foundation for applications such as client reporting, key performance indicators, CRM and e-procurement.

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