Analyzing the Use of Databases

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I have a friend that works for a company that has three international offices located in the USA, Europe, and Japan, and two factories in China. They specialize in providing customized products for any organization, targeting school spirit teams. Their products consist of spirit items such as their cheerstixs, hats, duffel bags, bears, flip-flops, cheerleading accessories, and team merchandises. All of their products are designed to equip their clients' logo. Therefore, it is important that when an order is placed, their client information and the order be correctly aligned.

Databases are used to store, manage, and retrieve this information. Each section of the database has its specific function. If databases did not exist, their company would have to revert to paperwork, which would slow down productivity. Employees would then have to hand write and draft everything on paper. As a result, they also will have to make several phone calls and rely on faxes to accomplish a simple task.

Since they do use a database, their employees are able to have access to information instantly. This paper highlights the three databases that their company uses: GoldMine, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Microsoft Excel.

They require the use of GoldMine for maintaining customer contact information. This information includes customer name, phone number, delivery address, email, type of organization, and a designated order number for references. Since each order have to through several different departments, it is critical for them to maintain and share this information with all of their employees. GoldMine enables instant access to company-centric view of customer and contact information, including complete histories, sales, and calls (FrontRange Solution 2006).

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX is a professional visual editor for creating and managing websites and pages. With Dreamweaver, the employees can create pages that can be viewed on any browser, any...