Assessment Of Spreadsheet And Database Alternatives

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1. Introduction

This is a report for a retail second- hand car organisation. The report will include how this organisation should store their business data, either in a spreadsheet or in a database. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages with the two alternatives, and both of the alternatives will be considered. The report will give the manager of this organisation a recommendation for this proposed situation. In the outline design part of the report, the data regarding the customers, the suppliers, the products and sales will be included in a proposed option, either in a spreadsheet or in a database.
2. Assessment & Discussion
In the section “Assessment of Spreadsheet and Database Alternatives” will we describe the advantages and disadvantages with using either spreadsheet or database with storing data. In this section it will also be argued for and against for the reasons on the benefits and limitations of the alternatives.
In the next section, “Recommendation to the Manager” will we come with a solid recommendation for the manager of using either spreadsheet or database to store their business data.
In the last section “Outline Design” will it be illustrated a possible design for the selected option, either spreadsheet or database. Examples of data regarding the customers, the suppliers and the products will be included in this section.
2.1. Part 1 - Assessment of Spreadsheet and Database Alternatives
There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages of…
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