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Submit a systems analysis for your project, including a comprehensive entity-relationship diagram (ERD). Although you may use any tool to complete the ERD, it is strongly recommended that you use Microsoft Visio and then save the diagram into an image format (GIF or JPG) and then copy and paste the image into your design document. Remember to use the Books’R’Us scenario in the Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric document to complete this activity. CASE STUDY: Books’R’Us is a local bookstore that started in 1978 in a small New England town. Books’R’Us has been able to withstand the challenges of larger bookstore chains, as well as the internet giant Amazon.com, by offering new and used books and other products in a comfortable location that includes a café with free WiFi. Books’R’Us recently purchased another local bookstore called Great Books, USA, from an owner who is retiring. Both businesses use a simple bookkeeping system that includes Microsoft Excel. The owners of Books’R’Us, Tom and Sarah Smith, would like a more efficient way to store inventory data and report on the various business essentials. They are also preparing to offer e-commerce on their website. A consulting firm has recommended capturing information in a database and linking access to the database for each store. Tom and Sarah purchased Microsoft SQL Server to do this. The consulting firm has hired you to complete the database for Books’R’Us. In addition to creating the database, you will provide a report for your supervisor at the consulting firm; this report should describe the rationale for and proposed development of the database. Imagine that you have interviewed the store owners, Tom and Sarah Smith, and these are the questions with which they are most concerned: 1. How many books are sold each month by the publisher? This is important because quantity discounts are available from the publisher. 2. Which authors are the biggest sellers of books in our stores? This is important because the publisher offers discounts for certain authors each month. 3. What books are associated with each publisher? 4. What are the most popular products besides books that are sold in each store? In addition to books, the stores sell magazines, café-specific products like coffee and pastries, and various gift products. 5. From what region(s) (by ZIP code) do customers visit our stores? This is important because it will assist with future marketing efforts. 6. What customer data must be stored for the e-commerce portion of the website?

Submit a systems analysis for your project, including a comprehensive entity-relationship diagram (ERD). Although you may use any tool to complete the ERD, it is strongly recommended that you use Microsoft Visio and then save the diagram into an image format (GIF or JPG) and then copy and paste the image into your design document. Remember to use the Books’R’Us scenario in the Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric document to complete this activity.

CASE STUDY:

Books’R’Us is a local bookstore that started in 1978 in a small New England town. Books’R’Us has been able to withstand the challenges of larger bookstore chains, as well as the internet giant Amazon.com, by offering new and used books and other products in a comfortable location that includes a café with free WiFi. Books’R’Us recently purchased another local bookstore called Great Books, USA, from an owner who is retiring. Both businesses use a simple bookkeeping system that includes Microsoft Excel. The owners of Books’R’Us, Tom and Sarah Smith, would like a more efficient way to store inventory data and report on the various business essentials. They are also preparing to offer e-commerce on their website. A consulting firm has recommended capturing information in a database and linking access to the database for each store. Tom and Sarah purchased Microsoft SQL Server to do this. The consulting firm has hired you to complete the database for Books’R’Us. In addition to creating the database, you will provide a report for your supervisor at the consulting firm; this report should describe the rationale for and proposed development of the database. Imagine that you have interviewed the store owners, Tom and Sarah Smith, and these are the questions with which they are most concerned: 1. How many books are sold each month by the publisher? This is important because quantity discounts are available from the publisher. 2. Which authors are the biggest sellers of books in our stores? This is important because the publisher offers discounts for certain authors each month. 3. What books are associated with each publisher? 4. What are the most popular products besides books that are sold in each store? In addition to books, the stores sell magazines, café-specific products like coffee and pastries, and various gift products. 5. From what region(s) (by ZIP code) do customers visit our stores? This is important because it will assist with future marketing efforts. 6. What customer data must be stored for the e-commerce portion of the website?