IT Systems 

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  • IT Systems
    • Spreadsheets
      • When are they used?
        • Cashflow
        • Simple Accounts
        • Break-even
      • Advantages
        • Use formalue to calculate
        • Can use visual graphs and charts
        • Share information
      • Disadvantage
        • Need knowledgeable staff
        • Staff may make errors in putting data
    • Databases
      • When are they used?
        • Store & Retrieve customer information
        • Store & Retrieve supplier information
        • Store & Retrieve employee records
        • Stock Control
      • Advantages
        • Increased productivity
        • Records can be found easily
        • Buying habits can be monitored
      • Disadvantage
        • Staff training will be needed
        • Systems may crash
        • External may be needed to maintain system
    • Word Processing
      • When is it used?
        • Writing letters
        • create simple posters or notices
        • To email and attach word documents
      • Advantages
        • Reduced Waste (paper)
        • Professional Documents
      • Disadvantage
        • Software updates
        • Systems may shut down
        • Doesn't eliminate the need for proof reading
    • Other Systems
      • Electronic Point Of Sale
        • Database of stock
        • Reordering is done automatically
        • Business holds less stock (saves money)
      • Electronic Funds Transfer
        • Allows customers to pay using credit/debit card
    • Advantages
      • Competitive Edge
      • Lowers Operating Costs
      • Customers can order at their own convenience
      • Improved Brand Awareness
      • increased visibility through search engines
    • Disadvantages
      • Website may not work
      • May not be secure
      • Customer satisfaction will be effected is deliveries take long time to arrive
      • May be expensive to train a;; staff

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