DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERISED INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR A SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
ABSTRACT: This project works carefully written by the researcher to fully cover the information system for a small business enterprise. It tends to incorporate links between the components of the management information system. The researcher based its work mainly in the business enterprise area and relates it to information systems as a tool to management information system. The researcher also considered the case study by designing a new system of the financial report which illustrates a link to the information system for tactical, strategic planning and monitoring of management decisions.TABLE OF CONTENTTitle PageCertificationDedicationAcknowledgementTable of contentAbstractCHAPTER ONE1.0 Introduction1.1 Background of the study1.2 Objective of the study1.2.1 Purpose of study1.3 Justification for the study1.4 Scope of the study1.5 Methodology1.6 Pseudo code1.7 Thesis organizationalCHAPTER TWO2.0 LITERATURE REVIEWCHAPTER THREE3.0 Overview of the existing system3.1 Description and analysis of the existing system3.2 Method of data collection3.2.1 Interview method3.2.2 References to writing text3.3 Input analysis3.4 Process analysis3.5 Output analysis3.6 Problem of the existing system3.7 Justification for the new systemCHAPTER FOUR4.0 Design for the new system4.1 Output specification and design4.2 Input specification and design4.3 File design4.4 Procedure chart4.5 System flow chart4.6 System requirementsCHAPTER FIVE5.0 IMPLEMENTATION.5.1 PROGRAM DESIGN5.2 PROGRAM FLOWCHART5.3 PSUEDO CODECHAPTER SIX6.0 DOCUMENTATION6.1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION6.2 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION6.3 USER GUIDECHAPTER SEVEN7.1 RECOMMENDATIONS7.2 CONCLUSIONREFERENCESCHAPTER ONE1.0 INTRODUCTION The traditional management, as well as organizational behaviour and operation research theories, agrees that the organization provides the system and decision centers for decision-making. Information as a data has been transformed through some process either (mechanical, electronic, mathematical or human) into an information system, with the view of achieving a good. Information system in many organizations has various definitions due to several discipline, but in this research work, information system is defined as it relates for a small business enterprise. It all involves the flow of data within the organization for effective decision making. The neglect of a business enterprise information system due to economic constraints poses a lot of problem. Business enterprise information system comprises of sub-system which includes purchase system, management a well as planning system. Furthermore, business enterprise of information is categorized into business and policy. The budgets and capital investment analysis are financial information whereas information generated from processing of transaction data are of accounting.1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY In the early days, before the advert of the Europeans, the people in Nigeria were engaged in various kinds of occupations which were greatly determined by factors such as geographical location, nature of the land and the cultural background of the community. People living along the reverine area engaged in fishing and net making, others hunted, made clothes and built different kinds of shelters, while people with vast areas of arable land farmed and produced both food and cash crops. Still others engaged in creative activities such as carving, metal work and black smiting. People specialized in their various areas of endeavours and exchanged their products with one another. Trading them was by barter whereby goods were exchanged with goods. For example, a farmer gives a shoemaker twenty tubers of yarm for one pair of shoes, a fat goat for a pair of trousers, this was called barter system. It had a lot of inherent problems. 1.2 OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT The objectives of the project work cannot be over emphasized. Objectives of an enterprise information ranges from management planning and control which involves operation of all levels of administrator in an organization. It also aims at improving transaction processing cycle, its objectives tends in achieving a standard financial information such as budgeting system an annual report.1.2.1 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY This researcher aims at making basis for setting prices or for choosing which capital assets to purchase. Another purpose of this study is to design a small business enterprise information system that determine the information management requirements and must respond quickly to change on those requirements.1.3 JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PROJECT It justifies us for creating employment opportunities, they offer different apprenticeship training to the unemployed. Because of the diversity, it promotes economic growth and development, it reduces the waste in the society by using scraps from big firms. It supplies the masses with the needed goods and service, it also encourages self empowerment. The OPEC has really helped in the business enterprises of this nation by making sure that Nigeria has full control of her oil resources. There is increase in commercial activities among member states due to remove of restriction to free trade.1.4 SCOPE OF THE STUDY This project study tends limit this research to the financial information of the business. Financial information is generated directly a by-product of transaction processing. But, this work does not depend solely on by-product information. This project tends to considered other factor which are important in the design of effective financial information thereby producing a proper business enterprise information system for implementation.1.5 METHODOLOGY Methodology as the word goes the procedure of research and is perhaps the truth of the research report. It is also defined as an operational framework within which the facts are placed so that their meaning may be seen more clearly.There are three types of survey methods namely:1. Historical method2. The descriptive method3. The analytic methodBased on this project the method used is the descriptive survey method where all data were simply observed by the researcher.1.6 PSEUDOCODES OR BLOCK DIAGRAM1.7 THESIS ORGANIZATIONThe researcher of this project work went many places to gather some information including from the internet. By oral interview, the researcher visited different departments in the institutions and interviewed staff, the researcher also went to the library, school and national library to gather some useful information about the work, lecturers and students also contribute a useful information about the sequence of operations..