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Lay Out the Physical Areas of Activity  Transcribe the Written Facts into Visual Format .

3. 3.1. 2. Facts 2. The original customer order is filed in the sales department. checks the customers’ credit by referencing a credit history file. . A clerk in a sales department receives customer orders by mail and enters the information into a computer program in the computer operations department. A computer program edits the transactions. and 4 relate to activities that occur in the computer operations department. and file of sales orders. The sales order transaction file is then processed by an update program that posts the transactions to the account receivables (AR) and inventory files.

4. the clerk files copies 2 and 3 in the shipping department. . and sends the products and copy1 to the shipping department. Finally. Finally. the update program produces three paper copies of the sales order. The shipping department receives the copy 1 and the goods from the warehouse. records the transfer in the stock records. The warehouse clerk picks the products from the shelve. attaches copy 1 as a packing slip. Copy 1 is sent to the warehouse and copies 2 and 3 are sent to the shipping department 5. 6. and ships the goods to the customer.

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Legacy System  Mainframe-based applications  Batch oriented  Early legacy system use flat files for data storage  Later legacy systems use hierarchical and network database Modern System  Client server based and processed transaction in real time  Use relational database tables  Have high degree of processed integration and data sharing  Some are mainframe based and use batch processing .

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 Processed the entire transaction as it occurs Well suited to systems that process lower transaction volumes and those that do not share common records.) .  -end-.