Pangasinan State University
College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
I. Purpose and Scope of the Study
The purpose of the project is to automate cyber cafes. The software must include provisions to keep user details and login history. It should help the café owners to retrieve user details when needed and internet usage in the system. It should be capable of allocating cabins automatically. It should help the café owner in calculating daily usage of the systems and income.
The system we propose has great scope in the current real time situation. The cyber crime monitoring system can be enhanced to an extent by implementing this system. Most of the firms and establishments are being computerized in order to ease the tasks to be performed. The internet cafés unfortunately are rarely computerized. We aim through this venture, a better reliable solution. II. Description of Present Situation
Presently, most of the functions in the Cyber cafés are done manually. Even though there are LAN connections and an administrator system, an automated system is not introduced. The owner records the details of the clients, login and logout time, cabin and has to calculate the amount. All these details are written in book. Also there is no special system to allocate cabins efficiently. The owner also has to calculate the total income of a day. The present system has following limitations: * Limitations in report generations
* Manual recording consumes excess time
* Chances of error
* Difficulty in allocating cabins
* The retrieval of information regarding a client is time consuming * Lack of billing system and manual calculation of daily income * Repeated recording of frequent user details
III. Problems and Requirements
In the present scenario the café owner keeps a paper book to keep track of user details. Manual processing of data is always time consuming and may commit more errors. There is much difficulty in allocating cabins to the users. Further reference to the user details is time consuming. Accuracy of such data makes the system unreliable and inefficient. Obviously there is need of an efficient system. IV. Objective of the new System
The objective of this software is to maintain the details of users, cabins and login history. Through this system we provide facility of prepaid and postpaid accounts respectively for Account Users and Walkthrough Users. It has the features like adding, viewing, editing of user details, cabin details, recharge option for prepaid users, billing, tariff settings, etc. V. Possible Alternative
In present situation of Cyber Café, the Administrator manually records the details of the clients log in, log out time and cabin. Also, He has to manually calculate the amount of time consumed and the fees to be paid by the client. The total income of a day must also be calculated by the owner. Because of these, we planned a possible alternative to limit the chances of errors especially in calculation of fees and total income. And to avoid redundancy in recording frequent user details. The current system is an application program that provides a better way of management of internet cafes. Users those who have an account with the system are entertained. Creation of account is however very easy, thereby enhances the reliability of the system.
Criteria| Weight| Candidate 1| Candidate 2|
Operational Feasibility| | | |
PerformanceInformationEconomyControlEfficiencyServices| | The admin manually records the clients log in, log out time and the Cabin. The information about the clients is not recorded.The cyber café purchase supplies needed for the recording of usage and computation of profits.Difficulty in handling disobedient and hardheaded clients.Manually recording of details...