No, Thanks, I’ll Use a Spreadsheet. By: Leann Continere Iwona Gorska Chris Shimazu Sarah Solivan. To What Extent do you agree with the opinions presented here?. We agree with most of the opinions presented here.
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By: Leann Continere
We agree with most of the opinions presented here.
Using excel spreadsheets keeps things simple when you only have a few different types of information.
You can always add more columns when you need to add new data.
However, we thought databases would be more beneficial and could save time when sending letters out to you customers.
What problems do you see with the way that the car salesperson stores address data? What will he have to do if he ever does want to send a letter to all of his customers?
The main problem with storing address data in Excel and Excel Data Filter that he will not be able to send letters to his customers.
In order to send letters to his customers, he must write all the addresses by hand and one by one on the envelopes.
There are four themes in his spreadsheet, such as: name, phone number, car interests, and notes.
Apparently, management at the car dealership allows the salespeople to keep their contact data in whatever format they want. If you were management, how would you justify this policy? What disadvantages are there to this policy?
Suppose you manage the sales representatives, and you decide to require all of them to use a data base to keep track of customers and customer car interest data. How would you sell you r decision to this salesperson?
I would explain the perks of using databases to my sales people.
Stressing the fact that if used everyday and properly, databases are more efficient and less time consuming than spreadsheets.
We think that a spreadsheet would be better than a database, given the fact that it is a less complicated way to organize data for a small business, and it already proved to be useful and sufficient for the salesperson in the scenario.