DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED TRANSACTION PROCESSING AND REPORTING SYSTEM FOR A MODERN SUPERMARKET CASE STUDY OF EASTERN SHOP ENUGU

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CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

In our modern supermarket today, day-day transaction are run, with adequate reports and feed back on the status of the inventory and account. Transaction processing and report system is always very important to managements of the modern shops. The point of sale of every supermarket handle daily transaction and processing, referencing the stock and taking into consideration the expired of products in the stock, from the point of sale, the account status of the general transaction exercise is ascertained. The daily transaction does not just take place without updating the stock to make sure that no product runs out of stock. The expired data of every product is also tested on daily basis with the generated income all these products report, which is submitted to the management’s decision making.

1.1 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

The manual method of handling the transaction process and report of any modern shop makes the work very tedious and difficult. It wastes a lot of time an does not always produce very accurate an reliable reports. The system is also very expensive to maintain. The use of manual method causes a lot of people queue up by the cashier’s table waiting. It takes another number of days to make the daily transaction to be update with the stock status. Also the use of manual method delays management decision taking because the reports for the management decision making comes very late and not accurate.

1.2 PURPOSE OF STUDY

The major purpose of this study is to critically research into the activities of transaction processing and reporting system of Eastern shop, detecting the problems marring the smooth operation with a view of providing solution to the problems using a computerized system, this system will be more effective, easy to use, cost affection accurate, comprehensive in report generation.