Chapter 5Transactional Functions
Transactions are the means through which data is transformed into meaningful information. Static data is of very little use to the business. A good transaction processing system provides continuous data updates, collating and compiling it into useful information and then presenting it in a readable form.
Transactions are also the vehicle through which the user accesses the raw as well as processed data. Three categories of transactions are available to the user:
- The transaction to input data into the system
- The transaction to query information from the system
- The transaction to generate reports
Chapter 3, “A Study of Function Point Analysis,” focused on the overall FPA estimation method, but that ...