Upgrading from Carbon-copy paper forms
I'm employed by a small business that is still using a PAPER filing system to keep track of customers. The boss knows I graduated with a degree in Computer Art so.... I got volunteered to figure out how upgrade the whole mess to the electronic age. There is one old computer (Windows 5) used for email, Excel and online re-ordering. Its located inconveniently far from the mechanical cash register and is very slow. I was authorized to look for hardware as well as the software.
The business is a shoe repair and tailoring shop so we get a LOT of small ticket items and unusual jobs. The main need is for a simple, quick program that can keep track of how many jobs are due on a given day of the week and provide a warning when a day is getting 'full'. If said program was also on something the size of a phone and could print from our existing printer - that would be gravy. (At this point I'm tempted to just suggest a whiteboard)