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Analysis I am a manager of a music store and I have decided to computerise my shop. I need to create a database that can hold all the information I need to know about my customers. I also want to set up a membership system so I can record the more regular customers. I have been running the store for a year, and by computerisation I hope to increase my profit and my output. The system I am using at the moment is sheets of paper that can record my input, output, profits etc. I also have to record my staff wages. I have a filing cabinet so I cam record all of the data I have collected. There are many problems with the existing system. The worst problem is the time it takes to do all the files. Also I sometimes loose the pieces of paper, meaning I loose valuable data and have to record it again. ...read more.

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The computerised system will have all the software I need to be able to run my music store. It will have Microsoft Word, for writing letters and reports. I will have Microsoft Excel for databases where I can record my staff and profits. I will also be able to use the E-Mail services to send information to my staff. I can also use other software like PowerPoint to give presentations. When I have set up my system I can search for information on the database. I can do simple and complex searches: Simple I can search for what type of music the customers like to listen to. I can search for the last CD the customer bought. I can search for their address. I can search for people who have a shop within 2 miles. I can search for the most popular album of the week. ...read more.

Conclusion

I hope to expand this number, and the computerised system will help. I will also have about ten staff members, which I will need to record. I will need to perform many calculations. I will need to calculate my profits, wages, amount of goods sold and new stock bought. I should be able to do all of these calculations using formulae on my database. People who are going to use my database other than me, such as staff, will need to be able to understand it. Also they will need to be able to know how to use it. This includes searches, editing data and insert formulae. I chose the database over other software because it is simple quick and will save time and money. You can use formulae instead of having to work it out yourself. You can easily edit or insert data. Finally, you can search the whole database very easily to find what you want quickly. Key features in the database will be: formulae, searches, forms, and reports. Nick Shute 10SB I.T Mr John ...read more.

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