Information technology - Shop systems. Essay

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Information technology - Shop systems. Specification Background to the topic: I visited my local video and music store and after an interview with the manager I suggested there might be a better and more efficient way to manage their records. The better way would be to be to use a computerized system through the use of excel. My main task would be to create a new system which would be much better than their current system at organising records and storing records. The main reason for me choosing a video, and music shop was that these days people would rather spend a certain amount of money on buying a certain video so that they can watch it at their will instead of having to pay a certain amount of money on going to see…show more content…
However with the new system, none of these problems exist. The new system would be fully computerized and would allow the store to make backup copies very easily. The rental records could be easily checked as they could be viewed in alphabetical order, in date due order or in membership number order … this makes it easier for the store to see the same data in several different perspectives. This can be done by sorting the data in excel. There would be no need to record data in a book as by recording the data in excel you would be able to create a system where the data is updated when you a video in returned and therefore it means there is always an up to date list which can be viewed by the managers or staff on duty which would give them an up to date account of the videos late or required rental. Summary to the interview: I went to the manager and conducted an interview with him. I asked him several question as to what he wanted when the system was completed and he gave me a unique insight into what he wanted the system to have the ability to achieve when it was finished. A summary of what he wanted is listed below. The manager wanted the system end user to have the ability to complete the following tasks: * The system had to be able to create, view and modify accounts in very little time plus it must have the ability to be able to create backup copies of accounts in virtually no time. This means
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