Overcoming Complexity With Good Business Database Design
A Good business database design within a competitive market whose complexities seem to be growing exponentially can make everything easier for your company. But the effort requires that you find a way to get your mind around the complexity and make it more manageable. This article suggests that it can only be done by introducing a second database that focuses entirely on the design aspect and not on the business requirements.
Of course, the master database that will service your business needs is the first and primary objective of the design process. The database whose records contain distilled building instructions is intended to provide the modulating effect of reducing complexity by combining its queries with those of the master database, simultaneously, so that real-world simulations can always be available as boundary markers
Your business database design needs can then incorporate any number of common tasks including tasks that combine tracking and control software with your database inventory to produce inventory monitoring from the beginnings of raw materials and services to the concluding phases of selling, delivering and follow-up support.
Other features that need attention are the bookkeeping functions which include items like sales tax, employee withholding taxes and a long series of calculations that must fit nicely in with all the other requirements of your database and still give your business the flexibility it needs to pursue every avenue of financial reporting.
All of the tasks cited must work with each other and any additional tasks such as employee information, Tracking shipments, Customer information, Creating invoices and receipts and placing orders with wholesalers just to name a few more of the large number of database dependent business criteria.
All of these transactions are mentioned just to set the stage for picturing what is meant by complexity in a business environment faced with even larger complexities emerging from a run away set of financial burdens and regulations.
Getting back to the main focus, more and more information is beginning to emerge that testifies to the fact that database assistance can greatly enhance verification and accuracy and reduce complexity to manageable levels by supplementing the business requirements with software assisted management of the database design process at hand.
The confusing interplay of design and business requirements are more clearly noticed once the second design database is introduced. Database communication channels are thus introduced into the mix by sending design requirement commands to software via database queries whose purpose includes the business-requirements interwoven with the design-requirements.
This allows for the inclusion of multiple layers of data-detection programs that can be used to indicate variations based on the combination of current business-design recommendations and correlated database design queries.
Once the design and build of the master database is complete, the second database can remain in an operational mode to allow for future expansion and complexity reduction.