What is the full form of EDP
EDP: Electronic Data Processing
Electronic Data Processing, is nothing but a synonym for IS (Information Services or systems) or MIS (Management Information Services or systems).
It refers to the processing of-commercial data, storing documents, transferring information from paper into digital format with the use of a computer involving electronic communication. It was created with the term DP(data processing). In simple words, it is a process comprising of three stages which are as follows:
Lyons Electronic Office (LEO) developed first commercial business computer in UK in 1951. At that time data could only be entered through punched tape or cards. These punched cards needed to be separately manufactured. Processing commercial data was extremely tough and really time consuming.
At first, individual organizations created their own software, bespoke data processing software.
With the advent of microprocessors, punch cards were retired and it became possible to process data electronically using simple desktop computers.
EDP in Modern Era
In today's electronics world, EDP term is not that much used. Almost in every sector there is use of computers. Companies hire employees to convert their raw information digitally to provide products and services to their customers in a timely and efficient way.