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Formula 1 Autocentre will require a computer based system to solve the problem within the organisation.

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1.2.3 Alternative Solutions At the moment Formula 1 uses a manual filing system that consists of records stored onto paper and the filed. I have identified that Formula 1 Autocentre will require a computer based system to solve the problem within the organisation. The first possible method I have considered is another manual filing system. This would be a waste of time, as it will create further problems as the system becomes larger. However it would be the cheapest solution as there is no specialist software needed. Data would still have to be inputted manually, stored and onto non-carbon required paper. The second possible method I considered was a spreadsheet system, as this would give more precise calculations of invoices, stocks and labour costs. It may also help to provide a way to make estimates more accurate to a price of a repair. I can also use the built in functions of a spreadsheet program (formulas) to my advantage for the ease of calculations. Another feature that may help would be to create graphs and charts. However it will be very difficult to create a way to input data or design a data entry form. ...read more.

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The link of common fields allow data from different tables to be easily combined so that reports and searches identified later, these can be created by a member of the team as and when required. I have researched into different types of database management systems. Microsoft Access version 2002 XP would offer a first time database user support for managing and analysing data to create a sophisticated database. The new Microsoft access has many new features that will help Mr Parker to have a more sufficient system. The computer program Microsoft Access has the ability to relate tables with common fields; it can allow three different possible degrees of relationship between the tables. Access also allows the user to customise the menus and forms these can be guided by wizards. Access automatically builds an index for a table using a key field. Validations and verifications can be inputted. Complex AND/OR queries can be performed these are multiple criteria's to find records. Access can enable the user to create their own data entry forms this can make data entry and editing easier. ...read more.

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A finder assistant wizard lets the user create and store complex queries with step by step assistance. Quickly find top or lowest values, unique records, duplicates and more. Power click report writer allows the user to create professional reports designing them accurately by seeing how data will appear in print modes. Crosstabs queries can be used to perform sophisticated data analysis. Charts to present data can also be created in Approach. www.Lotus.com The Corel Paradox 9 is database that is designed for new users, experts and developers. Paradox 9 is an easy to use powerful relation database; it can allow amateur users to get started quickly with easy to use templates and online tutorial. Paradox 9 allows data to be shared across applications such as outside applications like Microsoft word and excel. Advanced Customisation of forms and reports to suit the users needs backed up by the use of specified toolbars. Paradox 9 enables the user to publish, retrieve and manage data on the web, and can redesign table structures to ease usability. Corel have still the traditional reports and charts to represent data. www.Corel.com A LEVEL ICT COURSEWORK INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS 1 DIPEN SHAH BEAUCHAMP COLLEGE ...read more.

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