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Hollywood Express which is a large building off the main road in Ribbleton. The organisation is a large one and provides popcorn, chocolate, sweets, drinks, machinery and other stuff for UCI and Odeon cinemas around the country

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A Description of the ICT Systems Used in Hollywood Exp and how they meet there needs. Introduction The person I interviewed was called Eric Tomlinson and his job title was operations manager he was in charge of the warehouse were deliveries are picked (collected) and production were the popcorn is made and packaged. I was shown around both of these areas of the building. Eric Tomlinson who I interviewed used the computer for most of the day but occasionally left his office to check how the staff were doing there job. The company he works for is called Hollywood Express which is a large building off the main road in Ribbleton. The organisation is a large one and provides popcorn, chocolate, sweets, drinks, machinery and other stuff for UCI and Odeon cinemas around the country. The company buys stock from other companies and then provides it for it's customers except for the popcorn as that is produced inside the company itself. The company has around 10 to 15 workers in the ware house, 10 people in production and various other workers in the company Inc managers etc. ...read more.

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The operators mouse and keyboard were connected via this port. Storage Hard Drive A rigid non-removable disk in a computer and the drive that houses it. Hard disks store more data and can be accessed quicker than floppy disks. CPU- Type of computer processor Pentium 4 processor, 1GB RAM SOFTWARE USED Software Title and Producer JD Edwards Main functions of the software Finance package SYSTEM - Describe how the hardware and software are used as a system The operator receives the order via e-mail or fax and then inputs into the JD Edwards software and prints out an order using the A3 printer. DESCRIPTION OF STEPS TO CARRY OUT THE PROCESS The sales order is received by the operator via e-mail or fax. The slip updated on JDE The operator then loads it onto JDE Invoices printed (4 copies) The picking slip is printed off JDE White, yellow, blue and green copies are printed The order picked and slips updated if required. Yellow filed at head office after 3 months and white is put into UCI pigeon hole Order delivered Blue sent to purchaser ...read more.

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The operator can make a mistake if she inputs the wrong order number which will select the wrong product but there usually check before picking the order so it is resolved. SOFTWARE USED Software Title and Producer Microsoft Outlook Main functions of the software Sending and receiving e mails and also storing them in folders SYSTEM - Describe how the hardware and software are used as a system The operator composed the email on the compose new e mail section and typed out his e mail then sent to a list of people using the add receiver feature. DESCRIPTION OF STEPS TO CARRY OUT THE PROCESS Receiving information that a meeting will take place from head office Composing the email The operator used the add receiver feature to send it to 10 people And finally sent the email out to the receivers. LIST/DESCRIBE THE PRINTOUTS PRODUCED Usually none but if required for reference a copy of the email could be printed off. EVALUATION OF THE SYSTEM The system is easy and very quick to use as if you couldn't use the odd racier feature you would have to write as many separate email as you required this would become time consuming and repetitive. ...read more.

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