back office

any department or office, as a private office or a department of record keeping, that is not usually seen by outsiders. Unabridged
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back office
a.  the administrative and support staff of a financial institution or other business
 b.  (as modifier): back-office operations

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Example sentences
The emerging world might have become the factory of the world and its back office.
There are some economies of scale in the industry, in areas such as marketing and back office costs.
The bank should achieve economies of scale by using a central back office to process the work of its far-flung operations.
These machines, which are often racked together by the hundreds and thousands, are truly the back office of the world.
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