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					Dream Home Database Application
This document provides an overview of the Dream Home database
application. Descriptions and instructions for creating the forms and
reports listed are available as separate documents.


Main Switchboard
All parts of the application are accessed via the main Switchboard
form. The user selects from one of the main subsystems by choosing
a menu option on the main Switchboard. Each subsystem has its own
switchboard of menu options.




    Branch and staff management
     Open the Branch and staff management switchboard.

    Property management
     Open the Property management switchboard.

    Rentals management
     Open the Rentals management switchboard.

    Staff reports
     Open the Staff reports switchboard.

    Property reports
    Open the Property reports switchboard.

   Exit Dream Home
    Exit the Dream Home application.
Branch and staff management
The branch and staff management subsystem allows details of
branches, staff, next of kin, and workgroups to be entered and
updated.




   Add branch
     Enter details of a new branch.
                                 frmBranchAdd

     View or edit branch
      Display the details of a particular branch and update its details if
required.
                                    frmBranchEdit

     Add staff
      Enter details of a new member of staff and their next of kin.
                                 frmStaffAdd

     View or edit staff
      Display the details of a particular staff member, and update their
      details or their next of kin details if required.
                                    frmStaffEdit

     Create workgroup
      Set up a workgroup of staff.
                              frmWorkgroup

   Change workgroup
    Update the membership of an existing staff workgroup.
                              frmWorkgroupEdit

   Exit
    Return to main Switchboard.
Property management

The property management subsystem deals with all aspects of
entering and updating details of properties for rent and their owners.
Details of the inspections carried out on properties are also
maintained here.




    Add property and owner
     Enter details of a property and its owner
                                  frmPropertyAdd
                                  frmOwnerPrivate
                                  frmOwnerBusiness

    View or edit property
     Display the details of a particular property and update them
     (including withdrawing the property from rental) if required.
     The log of changes to a particular property record may also be
     viewed.
                                   frmPropertyBrowse
                                   frmPropertyEdit
                                   frmPropertyLog
                                   frmPropertyLogDetails

    Delete old properties
      Delete the records of any properties that have been withdrawn
for three years.

                                  frmPropertyDelete

    Edit owner
     Display the details of a particular property owner registered with
     Dream Home, and update them if required.
                                   fdlgSelectOwner
                                   frmOwnerPrivate
                                   frmOwnerBusiness




    Property inspections
     List the properties due for inspection, schedule the inspection
     appointment and record the details of the inspection after it has
     taken place. If the property is rented, generate letters to the
     renter before and after the inspection.
                                   frmInspection
                                   frmInspectionArrange
                                   frmInspectionComplete
                                   rptInspectionArrange
                                   rptInspectionComplete

    Exit
     Return to main Switchboard
Rentals management
The rentals management subsystem maintains records of renters and
leases. Searches for suitable properties can be carried out and
viewings of properties arranged for potential renters.




    Add renter
     Enter the details of a new renter.
                                  frmRenterAdd

     View or edit renter
      Display the details of a particular renter and update their details
if required.
                                    frmRenterEdit

    Property viewings
     Arrange an appointment to view a property for a renter, and
     record their comments after the viewing has taken place.
                                 fdlgArrangeOrUpdateViewing
                                 frmViewingArrange
                                 frmViewingUpdate

    Search for property
     List properties available for rent that match the renter’s criteria
     for location, size and rent.
                                   frmPropertySearch
     Create lease agreement
      Create a lease between Dream Home and a renter for a
particular property.
                                 frmLeaseAgreement
                                 rptLeaseAgreement

    View lease
     Print the details of an existing lease agreement.
                                    fdlgSelectPropertyLease
                                    rptLeaseAgreement

    View renters
     Display a list of all renters registered at a particular branch.
                                    fdlgSelectBranchForRenters
                                    frmRentersAtBranch
Staff Reports

The staff reports subsystem provides a variety of printed and on-
screen reports relating to staff. The user is able to




    Supervisors
     Display a list of supervisors at a selected branch.
                                  fdlgSelectBranchForSupervisor
                                  frmSupervisor

    Supervision
     Display a list of staff members supervised by a selected
supervisor.
                                 fdlgSelectSupervisor
                                 frmSupervisee

    Staff report
     Print a list of staff at a given branch, or alternatively print a
     listing of all staff grouped by branch.
                                     fdlgPrintStaffReport
                                     rptBranchStaff

    Exit
     Return to main Switchboard.
Property reports

The Property reports subsystem provides a variety of printed and on-
screen reports relevant to the management and of rental properties. In
each case the user selects the required report from a list of available
reports.




    Property managers
     Display a list of properties managed by a selected staff member.
                                   fdlgSelectStaffPropertyManager
                                   frmPropertiesManaged

    Inspection comments
     Display a list of the comments that have been made by staff
     members at inspections of a selected property.
                                fdlgSelectPropertyInspection
                                frmPropertyInspection

    Viewing comments
     Print a list of the comments that potential renters have made at
     viewings of a selected property.
                                  fdlgPrintPropertyCommentsReport
                                  rptPropertyComments
   Property report
    Print a list of the properties registered at a selected branch, or
    alternatively print a complete listing of all properties grouped by
    branch.
                                   fdlgPrintPropertyReport
                                   rptBranchProperty

   Exit
    Return to main Switchboard.

				
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