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Level 0 DFD

Level 0 DFD

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Context Level DFD’s

For Tatton Homes House sales
This is the description of the process for selling a house from Tatton Homes. All the flows of data between Tatton homes and external data sources and sinks are highlighted in blue. Each of these needs to go into the level 0 DFD. Sales System
The Sales & Marketing Department sends advertisements to local newspapers to promote each new housing development. Each housing development has a Sales Office and at least one show house. The Sales Advisor’s job is to provide information about the houses to potential customers. If a customer decides to purchase a house, the Sales Advisor completes a Sales Agreement form that specifies which plot and house type the customer wants. This form is given to the customer. The customer checks and signs the form, and gives the Sales Advisor a cheque for £350 to secure the chosen plot. The Sales Agreement form is in duplicate. One copy is retained by the Sales Advisor on site, and another is sent, with the cheque, to the Commercial Department, so that legal aspects can be dealt with. Once the Commercial Department has received its copy of the Sales Agreement form and the cheque, a letter of confirmation is sent to the customer. A Customer Details form is enclosed for the customer to complete and return. This form requests information about the customer’s solicitor and mortgage provider. After the customer has completed and returned the Customer Details form, the Commercial Department sends a contract to the customer’s solicitor. Once the customer’s solicitor has completed the necessary checks, a letter is sent to the customer with an invitation to call into the solicitor’s office to sign the contract. This contract is then sent to the Commercial Department at Tatton Homes Ltd. The customer’s solicitor also writes a letter to the customer's mortgage provider. On completion, the customer’s mortgage provider pays the outstanding balance to Tatton Homes Ltd’s Commercial Department. The customer now owns the property.

In a Level 0 DFD you analyse all the data flows that occur between the organisation and any external data sources or sinks. All internal processes are ignored. In the Tatton homes example Tatton Homes is the central box and all information is external to that.
o Reads Advert Deposit Cheque, Sales Agreement Form

Newspaper s

Tatton Homes Sales
House Details Interest in house Info on House

Customer

Mortgage Provider

Confirm Ltr Payment Contract Cust Details

Customer

Letter

Solicitor

Invitation

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At the context level (Level 0) it will have a rectangular box for the organisation (the shop) and oval boxes for customers and wholesalers. Customers Request Purchase Order new stock Bicycle Shop Wholesaler Customers 52734246.doc Page 2 of 2 TKH 03 March 2011 . To save yourself time the basic components have been created in the diagram below and all you need to do is to copy it into a Word file and complete it as you think is right.For a simple loan system for a library a Level 0 DFD (Context Level) might look like this. Draw a context level diagram for the bicycle shop for which you drew and ERD. Overdue Demand Book Loan Library Clients Book Supplier Book Order Request Loan Return Books Authorise payment Book Supply Payment Council Finance Dept Invoice 1.

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