ˈbak-ˈä-fəs How to pronounce back-office (audio)
: of or relating to the inner workings of a business or institution : internal
back-office operations

Examples of back-office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So last year the company cut 1,400 back-office jobs, in one of the largest restructurings in the firm’s 98-year history. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune Europe, 2 Apr. 2024 Another 30% are hybrid, and the remaining 10% are fully remote—mostly back-office workers, by Bloom’s count. Jane Thier, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2024 Some charter schools pay significant percentages of their revenue directly to outside organizations to provide software, back-office services, enrichment or other aspects of their operations. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2024 In May 2023, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said the company could replace nearly 8,000 of its back-office roles like human resources with AI in the next five years. Bruce Gil, Quartz, 12 Mar. 2024 Angela Johnson, executive vice president with K-Star said office buildings that had previously been a call center or back-office use can be more difficult to lease to another office user. Corina Vanek, The Arizona Republic, 11 Mar. 2024 Despite some gloomy predictions for it last year, blockchain remains a viable consideration to drive process efficiency, from back-office deductions and reconciliations to order management. John Hergert, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Automation Initiatives Will Become Simpler And Less Costly The past decades have seen impressive efficiency gains inside large enterprises and governments through the automation of tasks traditionally performed by back-office workers, such as data entry and claims processing. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Inventory is a little older there, and a lot of it was based around call center and back-office operations, McShane said. Chase Jordan, Charlotte Observer, 5 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back-office was in 1915

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“Back-office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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