-What is the Problem?
-The Present System- An Overview
-Solution to the Problem
-Identifying the User
- ...is it possible?
- ...is it justified?
Retail Store Automation
The Indian retail sector is currently undergoing important changes that are culminating in a process of internal restructuring of both companies and the sector as a whole. In addition, due to an ongoing process of increasing organization and implementation of information technology, the sector has adopted a new form of relationship with suppliers, and has developed a wide range of knowledge regarding the habits of different consumers. The availability of this data, in conjunction with the concentration of the sector, is increasing the power of retailers relative to producers, in accordance with the worldwide trend toward the transfer of power in the productive chain, from industry to retail.
Special emphasis must be placed on the computerization of the sector, which is incorporating increasing levels of information technology, which is in turn providing greater knowledge on product flows, and efficiency gains in the producer-retailer chain, considering the degree of integration between companies that is possible through the use of computer networks. The accelerated introduction of this technology is redefining commercial operations, inventory volumes and logistical flows, as well as leading to an increasing degree of integration between industry and retailing.
In this document we are developing a computerized system for a retail store having more than one department. The system will help the user by facilitating the billing, stock management and payroll etc. In this document we have followed a systematic approach of developing the system known as Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
An SDLC should result in a high quality system that meets or exceeds customer expectations, within time and cost estimates, works effectively and efficiently.
We would like to thank Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) for providing us with the opportunity to investigate what we have found to be an extremely interesting area of Information Technology i.e. Automation of the retails stores.
We would also like to thank Ms Prabhjot Kaur, faculty of Punjab College of Technical Education and teacher in charge of our project for her support and guidance.
We would also like to thank Mr. Aman Patti, faculty Punjab College of Technical Education and project guide of our project for his guidance and support.
We would like to thank Mr. Davinder Singh, Store Manager of Reliance Fresh for his for his input and expertise regarding the retail sector.
It would not have been possible to complete this project report without various softwares, like Microsoft windows XP, Microsoft Office 2003, Adobe Reader 9.0 and Microsoft Visual Studio for which we are extremely grateful.
‘A preliminary look at the problem area’
India retail industry is the largest industry in India, with an employment of around 8% and contributing to over 10% of the country's GDP. Retail industry in India is expected to rise 25% yearly being driven by strong income...