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I recently had the opportunity to rewrite one of our major data entry systems. This system processes payments on a monthly basis, either individually or submitted as a group under an administration company - rather like companies that have a third party handle their payroll. The Problem In some cases these group submissions run into thousands of individual payments that can take even the best data entry person a week or better to enter. In the past the problem was addressed either by leaving the workstation running with the payment in flight or saving an incomplete and unbalanced set of payments for later edits and corrections. Neither of these solutions really solved the problem and on more than one occasion several days of work were lost due to a system outage or power failure. In addition, I wanted to create a system that wouldn't allow an out-of-balance payment ... (more)

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I recently had the opportunity to rewrite one of our major data entry systems. This system processes payments on a monthly basis, either individually or submitted as a group under an administration company - rather like companies that have a third party handle their payroll. The Problem In some cases these group submissions run into thousands of individual payments that can take even the best data entry person a week or better to enter. In the past the problem was addressed either by leaving the workstation running with the payment in flight or saving an incomplete and unbalance... (more)