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The four stages that influences the design of system output.


i) The destination of the output.

  • External outputs require careful consideration as they project the image of the company to customers.
  • Some external outputs may have to match fixed criteria by law, e.g. tax returns.
  • Hard copies may be required, e.g. invoices and chouse.
  • Internal documents may require a computerized response.

ii) The format of the output.

  • Derived items such as totals may be required.
  • Decimal points and suppression of leading zeros