Data Handling Applications are beneficial where data is input and stored in computer, processed, and finally output into the desired form.

Data handling is useful for searching, editing, backup, security, sorting, transport, etc

1) Survey results

Surveys are often used and collected by business organisations to find the requirements of the people and to know if the people are satisfied with their service.

Surveys are often carried out on paper and are filled by shading the circles or ticking boxes.

This data is then analysed by scanning them with an Optical Mark Reader (OMR).

When the data is inside the computer, it can be used for sorting searching, analysing and finding results.

The benefits of using a computer to handle survey data are:

  1. Lesser errors
  2. Efficient and fast
  3. Saves time and money
  4. Fast result analysis

2) Address list

Address lists are used to store details about friends, family, relatives or business contacts.

Some of such details stored in address lists are:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Pin code.etc.

Modern address lists are stored on computers or mobile phones and have a couple of advantages like:

  • Seamless editing
  • Groups can be created
  • Easy searching
  • Back-ups can be initiated

3) Tuck Shop Records

Tuck shops sell things like sweets, drinks, chocolates, crisps and other snacks to school children.

Like any other shop, a tuck shop needs to keep a track of records such as income, expenditure, stock-level, etc.

Before the introduction of computers, tuck shop records were kept on paper, and were called Account’s ledger.

Such kind of paper based records had several drawbacks such as:

  • They were challenging to update
  • Difficult to back up
  • They can be easily damaged
  • Manual entry errors are possible

Now a days, spread sheets are used to store shop account records.

The advantages of using spreadsheets to do so are:

  • Easy editing
  • Easy to back up
  • Calculation can be carried out by formulas
  • Charts and graphs can be created

4) Clubs and society records

Clubs an societies have many members.

Records need to be kept about these members for details such as:

  • Membership number
  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • E-mail address
  • Membership subscription status. etc.

Advantages of using tuck shop records

  • Easy editing
  • Easy searching
  • Back-ups can be controlled and created
  • Security
  • Mail merge can be used