Association for Computing Machinery
Relational database systems have been the backbone of business applications for more than 20 years. The authors promised to provide companies with a management information system that covers the core applications, including financials, sales, order fulfillment, manufacturing, as well as human resources, which run from planning through business processes to individually defined analytics. However, the authors fell short of achieving this goal. The more complex business requirements became, the more authors focused on the so-called transactional processing part and designed the database structures accordingly.