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A systems approach is certainly a very useful concept and method that can be applied to many fields.As I see it in broad outline – a system is conceived as a collection of objects and the interactive processes within it. It is selected for the convenience of description and analysis – as an entity defined by its boundaries through which it interacts with the surroundings. The surroundings can be other systems, or generally the outside relevant processes.