Inventory and Billing System

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CHAPTER 1
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
At the present time, information technology has conveyed an immense impact in the lives of many people. As time passes by, the use of technology rapidly increased as well as it helps the trends to evolve fast. Many businesses, offices, schools and companies are using technology to make their work easier and less capable of errors. Information technologies which relate to computer applications that enable companies, businesses, school and offices to generate, store, program , and retrieve data as when it is needed. Businesses around the globe have to take the aid of information technology in some way or other to keep them in sync with the market and the world. The information technology role for us, gives a great importance which enables our work to be effectively and successfully plan, manage, execute strategies which lead to advancement.

Moreover, information technology on business is on the rise, as several advancements are focused as to be implemented in various business processes. There are several departments in business organizations that used different computerized systems (such as inventory, billing, payroll etc.) in order to manufacture a well design tools to function in a precise manner, ruling the possibilities of any human error.

As what the proponents have observed, they were motivated to develop a local area network or LAN-based inventory and billing system for Children International, Unang Lingap Kapwa Inc. which will enable the company to improve the way they handle stocks, assets, purchasing and almost every other aspect of the inventory control. It will also help their company to generate purchase orders based on what their costumer needs to complete the work orders. It will significantly cut of the time they need to spend on updating their records.

Children International is a non-profit humanitarian organization based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Unang Lingap Kapwa (for brevity) is licensed/accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to operate as a welfare entity under the existing Philippine laws. It dedicates itself to uplifting the quality of life of the sponsored children/youth and their families through integral programs contributing to their physical, emotional and educational needs. They also believe that the youth have the capability and the right to participate in improving the living conditions in the communities where they live. Unang Lingap Kapwa is committed to empowering both children and youth to act as agents of positive change in their communities. They promote universal values such as respect, responsibility, tolerance, friendship, peace, love, freedom, honesty and cooperation. Currently, it serves needy children/youth in various impoverished areas of Manila, Malabon, Caloocan and Quezon City. Unang Lingap Kapwa is managed by professionals knowledgeable in the field of social work and allied courses. It administers seven major programs: health, education, nutrition, family and community assistance, values formation and youth empowerment. Funding for these programs is obtained from various donations/contributions made by individuals/families or institution sent through Children International- which works to help poor children/youth in eleven countries in the world.

Children International’s vision is that every child graduates from our program as healthy, educated, self-reliant adult with the ability and drive to break free from poverty while improving their own communities. Their mission is to bring real lasting changechildren living in poverty. In partnership with contributors, we reduce their daily struggles, invest in their potential, and provide them with the opportunity to grow up healthy, educated and prepared to succeed and contribute to society.

The company contains a manual system for updating and managing their records. They manually maintained it with tally sheets and filing it in filing cabinets or...
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