DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED POINT OF SALES SYSTEM
The global community especially the technologically advanced world is striving to attain what has been the global information age. It is an age that is envisaged to go beyond the use of computers as a mere tool for fast information processing, rather they will also become medium for processing and transferring such information from one location to another at equal fast rate. As a result, its appalling that sales in developing country like Nigeria have not been able to benefit much from this revolutionized age of Information technology especially in the area of a computerized Point Of Sales. A computerized point of sale system is a computer program which takes the best out of a manual system and electronic cash registers features. An electronic point of sale gives you the ability to store client and supplier records, create quotations which can be later converted to invoices or cash sales, keep track and categorize your inventory in an easy way and generate reports at the click of a button! With today's high performance computers and large storage devices one can easily run his/her business on an office computer (depending on the size of the business).
BACKGROUND OF STUDY
One of the great recent advances in the world of information technology is the rapid development of communication which has brought world into a global village, we can send mails electronically (Berkun, S. (2005)), search for information (WWW), buy goods online (e-commerce), withdraw transfer money (e-banking), schooling online (e-learning), this has effected the society positive to a great extent, as result computerization of sales should not be exempted.(Berkun, S. (2005)). Application of technology in Sales has been adopted in developed countries for over two decades now, and this has been attributed to the desire of the governments of these countries to improve the efficiency of their goods and services, processes, accountability.[ Brooks, F. (1995)].
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The aim of this project to design and develop a computerized point of sale system through the following Objectives;
1. Computerized the sales of Golden Toast Enugu.
2. Develop an algorithms to ease management of information and sales transactions
3. To facilitate transaction report and statistical analysis