DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A DATABASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR A CONFECTIONERY BUSINESS
This study was made to ascertain the implementation of Database Management Software for a confectionery Business i.e. the problems of database management is a life long problem in companies for accurate and effective communication between the buyer and the staffs of the business or establishment.
The findings of the study will help to make recommendation and suggestion for future improvement and solution of the present situation.
Data relevant to the objectives of the study were from secondary source and an empirical study done by me. Ora I interview was conducted on selected persons and observations was made and references to relevant materials was also conducted.
Those randomly selected are based at Mr. Bigg’s Enugu and composed of both literate and illiterate staffs. All those interviewed that provide me with relevant materials and gave directive measure are literate and specialist in their job.
Organization of Work
Table of Contents
1.1 Statement of Problem
1.2 Purpose of study
1.3 Aims and Objectives
1.4 Scope of study
1.5 Limitation of the study
1.7 Definitions of terms
3.1 Description and Analysis of the existing system
3.2 Fact findings method use
3.3 Organizational Structures
3.4 Objectives of the existing system
3.5 Input and output process
3.5.1 Input analyses
3.5.2 Process analyses
3.5.3 Output analyses
3.6 Information flow diagram
3.7 Problems of the existing system
3.8 Justification of the new system
4.1 Design of the new system
4.2 Input specification and design
4.3 Output specification and design
4.4 Procedure chart
4.5 System chart
4.6 System requirement
4.6.1 Hardware requirement
4.6.2 Software requirement
4.6.3 System environment
5.2 Procedures for using the new system
5.3 Program design
5.4 Program flowchart
Database management software can be described as software used by an organization or firm to store data’s or particulars of workers for reference purpose. This database management software for a confectionery business simply means design a software that will store data’s of all the things produced or sold by the company.
These things are something like sweet, cake, meat pie and so on. This software is a kind of software that is going to hold data’s of all the things that are sold and store in the company or business firm.
This database should be able to allow staff’s to access what they have in the database so as to know which one is available for the customer and also know what is needed at point in time. Only registered staff must have access to the database. Foe the software to work, the business or company has to engage in a small network system known as Internet.
This connection of two or more computers in an office or business firm require what is called a Server but this time the server will not be the one used for wide area network but the server to be used now is known as the personal web server (PWS)
This personal web server will allow you to be able to transfer file from one computer to the other but the information that will be transfer cannot be seen by anybody outside that networks of computer so it is well secure. This software will be working as that use banks when they have not yet connected to the internet which is a wide area network so that they can make report of what happen on that days activities.
1.1 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
After I have study the manual system of running this business in Mr. Bigg’s Enugu, a lot of problems were discovered
These problems are:
– Delay in attending to customer request
– Delay in processing of payment mostly when the customers are many.
– Communication gaps between the buyer and the sever. In order for this problem to be solved, a management database of goods will assist to be able to engage in effective management of the business.
1.2 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
After much study of the way this business is being run in Mr. Biggs’s Enugu, there is great need for a computerize database management software that will make the business to run smoothly and so there will be accurate and effective communication between the buyer and the staff of the business.
1.3 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of carrying out this study are as follows:
– Minimize order time and response time between buyers and sellers.
– Bridge the communication gaps that exist between the staffs and the customers.
– Provide a more secured, faster and more accurate means of buying the product.
– Provide a faster, more reliable, less cumbersome and more efficient means of payment.
1.4 SCOPE OF STUDY
The design is focused on Mr. Biggs’s Enugu but the software can be used in similar business anywhere in the world.