Mini Thesis

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SMALL BUSINESS CLIENT MANAGEMENT DATABASE

A mini-thesis written at

MAG MEDIA DESIGN

and submitted to

KETTERING UNIVERSITY

in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the
degree of

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

by

ANTHONY MONTALBANO

2003

December 9th

___________________________________ Author

___________________________________ Employer Advisor

___________________________________ Faculty Advisor
DISCLAIMER

This thesis is being submitted as partial and final fulfillment of the cooperative work experience requirements of Kettering University needed to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree. The conclusions and opinions expressed in this thesis are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the position of Kettering University or my employer, or any of its directors, officers, agents, or employees with respect to the matters discussed. PREFACE

I would like to acknowledge the following people in their contributions to helping me put together this project. Without their knowledge and assistance this min-thesis wouldn’t have been possible/ 1.Dave Johnston, Kettering University student studying in the field of management. Graduates spring of 2003. 2.Peter Stanchev, Computer Science professor at Kettering University. 3.Gilbert Hale, independent database designer from Buffalo, New York. 4.Wayne Andrei, controller at Roseville Chrysler Jeep, also my co-op employer.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DISCLAIMERii

PREFACEiii

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSv

I. INTRODUCTION1
Problem Topic1
Background1
Criteria and Parameters2
Methodology2

II. COMPANY PROFILES4
Purpose5
Contents5
Properties5
Relationships6

III. PROJECTS8
Purpose9
Contents9
Properties9
Relationships12

IV. SUB-PROJECTS13
Purpose13
Contents14
Properties14
Relationships16

V. the program17

TABLE OF CONTENTS (CONTINUED)

VI. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS20

REFERENCES21

GLOSSARY 22

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

FiguresPage

1. Database Hierarchies3

2. Company Screen4

3. Project Screen8

4. Sub-project Screen13

5. Main Screen17

I. INTRODUCTION

The following mini-thesis was created for the design and implementation of a small business client management database. A small program was designed in Visual Basic with the aid of Microsoft Access. This database was completely custom designed for MAG Media Design, a multimedia company. The program will allow the user to input and view data easily in an organized and productive way. Problem Topic

As MAG Media Design continues to grow, so does its business. Without a uniform system to manage these clients, business became complicated and hard to follow. The author was faced with the proposed problem, to design a database management system that would help maintain client profiles, projects and subprojects. Doing so would allow MAG Media Design to have a much more organized approach to their business and in time become continually beneficial. Background

MAG Media Design started offering multimedia solutions in spring of 2003. Based in Sterling Heights, Michigan MAG Media Design is completely owned and operated by the author, Anthony Montalbano. Offering such project ideas as websites, flyers, logos, graphics, animation, DVD’s, and custom project ideas, MAG Media Design is open to all business and personal needs....
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