Project-Coding Systems

by Susan S. Davis; Updated September 26, 2017
Project-coding systems faciliate business management.

Project-coding systems are used to help organize planning efforts for all kinds of business. Companies and organizations use both universal and specific project-coding systems to identify and manage business management activities. Project coding systems assign specific predefined codes for business activities of all kinds within an organization. The identification system chosen is essentially inspired by a company’s motivation toward better and more consistent integration and enhanced information flow. In general, a project-coding system may be initiated in order to provide a replacement numbering system for verbal item descriptions.

Project-Coding Design

Developers design project-coding systems to meet the needs of clients in many business industries using a variety of business models. For example, a digital-management company might be enlisted to provide software support and services designed to organize and manage the patient records of a medical facility. Automated code applications are developed and used by companies as diverse as Tri-Analytics and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine.

Financial Systems

Project-coding systems may be created to assist an investment consultancy in managing its financial information, customer database and other services. Financial services companies use project-coding systems to create and identify key elements of their project-accounting applications. These processes use number designations to define the scope and budget of projects for clients and internal management alike. They are also useful for tracking vendors, purchase orders and other financially specific data.

Automated Systems

Automated project-coding systems are used by computer programmers to assist with the development of software, hardware management and user interfaces. Key developers use project-coding systems to manage development team activities for state, federal and other government facilities. For example, Statistics Canada developed the Automatic Coding by Text Recognition (ACTR) system for testing at the Bureau of the Census.

Application Management

Applications are created by developers that include project-coding systems for the purpose of organizing and managing databases by employing word standardization techniques. With an eye toward user specifications, the systems allow for modifications to be made so that input text responds efficiently within existing and newly developed database files.

About the Author

Susan S. Davis is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the L.A. Press Club. She was managing editor of "The Hosting News" and a columnist at Online Dating Magazine. Davis attended Chicago's Medill School of Journalism, and holds an A.A.S. in radio broadcasting from Minnesota Business College and a certificate in paralegal studies from University of California, Los Angeles.

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