Judging Office Practice Systems III: Reports and Retrievals

  • Clement J. McDonald
Part of the M. D. Computing: Benchmark Papers book series (MD COMPUTING)


In a previous issue, we discussed the many facets of data entry, and identified the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Since the only reason for putting data into the computer is to get it out, entry is only half the story. To help you judge the output side of an office practice system, we will discuss the characteristics of an office practice system that influence the quality and efficiency of reporting. In what follows, “report” refers, in a general sense, to displays either on video screens or on paper.


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

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