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If you are writing a computer program that manages a large database of clients, like a rolodex, or a program that stores medical records for patients. What is that "class" of program called.

The specific term my company uses for the software it develops is "Practice management software" but I am looking for the next broader up in specificity, as I want to use this word in a non medical software context.

A good example of this type of program would be Microsoft Access.

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You'll be more likely to get accurate results at a software site, SO or programmers. This is a local technical question. –  Mitch Oct 5 '11 at 22:20
    
@Mitch Martin hit the nail on the head, I just have to wait the 15 min to accept the answer. –  Scott Chamberlain Oct 5 '11 at 22:21
    
sure it's a great question and answer, just not appropriate for EL&U. –  Mitch Oct 5 '11 at 22:28
    
actually, is Access a CRUD app? I don't think so. Anyway, this should all be migrated elsewhere. –  Mitch Oct 5 '11 at 22:29
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@mitch - it's both, it's a database but you can also write client apps in access to access access databases ;-) –  mgb Oct 5 '11 at 22:32
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They are normally called CRM apps by managers, or CRUD apps by programmers.

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CRM was the exact word I was looking for. –  Scott Chamberlain Oct 5 '11 at 22:27
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CRM and CRUD are not synonyms at all. I'd expect a programmer to know if the particular CRUD app he was working on was a CRM app or not, and call it CRM if it were. –  Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Oct 6 '11 at 12:35
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