Accession Number : ADA194878

Title :   Design and Implementation of the Combined Federal Campaign Collection System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Ucman, Frank L

PDF Url : ADA194878

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : Each year, the Dept of Defense and other federal agencies participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). This campaign consolidates fund raising for many charities in a single effort. Computer automation for the annual CFC drive would reduce the number of manhours required to support the annual campaign. The CFC Collection System developed in this thesis automates many parts of the annual campaign. The system is menu driven for ease of use and has the capability to establish fund raising goals and produces reports on contributions, agencies receiving money, donating organizations, and historical comparisons. The system reduces the number of man hours required to support the campaign and increases the accuracy and speed of the campaign process. This thesis combined software engineering and database design methods to design and implement the CFC Collection System. The database was designed using the Entity Relationship (E-R) model. The E-R model first identified the required data elements and the relationships between elements and was then translated into a relational model, producing the tables required for implementation. Implementation of the database files was accomplished using the DBASE III database management system. The application software was designed using the data flow oriented approach to software design. The programs are written using a structured design and implemented in the DBASE III programming language.

Descriptors :   *COLLECTING METHODS, *DATA BASES, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *FINANCE, ACCURACY, AUTOMATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, DATA PROCESSING, FILES(RECORDS), MANHOURS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE