I'm a software developer and want to add the feature "multitenancy" (German: Mandantenfähigkeit, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multitenancy) to my application. Each entity in my application has several attributes. Now I want to add an attribute and give it a good default name. I could use "company", "subsidiary", "client" or maybe "tenant"?
Tenant sounds odd to me because it is immediately associated with renting an apartment.
I've googled for lots of terms but never found a way to describe in one word what I'm searching for, so I'm asking here.
Can I just call this attribute/form field in my application "tenant"? I don't want to use "client" because that words means so many different things in the IT department. At the moment I'm using "client organization".