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Better data model makes less work?

In: Proceedings of FIKUSZ '09


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  • Péter SZIKORA

    (Budapest Tech Keleti Károly Faculty of Economics, Institute for Organisation and Management)


My goal is to prove a better data model can help us to work less. If we plan before work, we can save our resources, such as time, money, human resources and work. I would like to prove it with solving a reincurring problem: In Hungary students finishing their studies need to pass the final exam, which is organised twice a year, in each exam period. Some years ago we filed the reports by pen, nowadays we use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), but either way, administration remained a largely mechanical, tedious task. I developed a data model, and some software to automate the task. With this solution the administrators have less work in the exam period. They can save about 8 hours per exam. The solution I propose uses free softwares1. Not only because it is free of charge, but first of all because in this case I have the freedom to change even the program codes, and anybody can download and use them without any administrative tasks. All one would need: one computer running a web server with MySQL and PHP, a printer and my software.

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This chapter was published in: László Áron Kóczy (ed.) Proceedings of FIKUSZ '09, , pages 195-203, 2009.

This item is provided by Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management in its series Proceedings of FIKUSZ '09 with number 195-203.

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