An inventory management and accounting system (IMS)

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Inventory management and control with its associated financial books preparation/management has been a major source of concern for a good number of businesses over the past years. For most businesses, the inability to effectively monitor and control has been a source of preoccupation with the businesses inevitably incurring huge loses, breaking even, let alone making profits. As a key element in overhead management, inventory management is a major factor in the realization of net profit of these businesses. The rise in the scale of such small scale businesses has made it imperative for a system or mechanism that helps merchants to effectively keep an eye on and control stock hence a way of ensuring profitability. The project, an inventory management system allows the average business person to monitor and control inventory as well as act as a point of sale system. The system is developed using Microsoft.NET utilizing Seagate Crystal Report and with a MySQL database for storage. It is also networked to enable different users running the application connect to and use a shared database. Overall, the system is designed to increase the user's confidence.
Thesis submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems, April 2010
Ghana, inventory management, point of sale