Peter Močnik (2009) A Software System for the Calculation of Employee’s Annual Leave. EngD thesis.
The telecommunications company Mobitel Ltd employed an antiquated system for the calculation of employees' annual leave entitlements and issuing the appropriate notices. The main objective of this dissertation was to develop a new system based on modern technologies in order to substantially reduce processing time, establish a paperless operating environment and increase data security. The new system obtains the relevant employee data from a database, calculates the applicable annual leave entitlement, assigns a document into which it records the results and sends it into an electronic distribution system. The employee receives an e-mail with a notification and a link to the document stored in the archive system and can confirm its receipt with an electronic signature. The system was developed using the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Windows Workflow Foundation library. The electronic distribution of documents was deployed through the company's existing system. The calculation of annual leave was implemented using workflows, which increased the transparency of the procedure. Using a visual approach in compiling the calculation conditions resulted in a better understanding of the procedure by both the system developers as well as the users. This approach also made frequent changes to the calculation conditions less demanding - an operation that could be relegated from the development team to the system maintenance team. The main advantage compared to the old system is the implementation of a paperless operating environment and the accompanying reduction of time required to issue the notice documents.
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