I was wondering if someone could give a more appropriate word to use in the case below other than component.

This will allow a user to manage all components of the financial landscape.

I need the "meaning" word that can replace component to include; people, groups of people, and organisations. I feel that the word component is too cold.

Bonus if you can give me a better word than landscape!

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    How about "aspects"? – Xanne May 25 '17 at 6:18
  • If you're talking about persons (real or legal fiction), consider stakeholders. – Lawrence May 25 '17 at 7:35
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    A bit more context would be fine, but I personally vote for Xanne's suggestion: aspects. – olegst May 25 '17 at 7:37
  • Instead of components you can try factors, segments, elements or units. Instead of landscape you can try range, scene, view or field. – Some Random Awesome Guy May 25 '17 at 10:10
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    You could use 'entities' for 'components'. You could consider 'domain' for 'landscape'. – satnam May 25 '17 at 11:07

Consider players as a substitute for components in your sentence:

This will allow a user to manage all the players of the financial landscape.

This word is definitely not as cold as components and can include people, groups of people, and organizations (as requested by OP).

Some of the other suggestions like aspects, factors, and entities are just as cold if not colder than components. Come on people!


Consider engine as a substitute for landscape. I realize this introduces a mixed metaphor scenario but it removes the coldness:

This will allow a user to manage all the players of the financial engine.

Or, with engine instead of landscape I think components might work just fine...

This will allow a user to manage all the components of the financial engine.

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