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Android Based Mobile Order Management System

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Conference

2010 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

Start Date

June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Emerging Information Technologies

Tagged Division

Information Systems

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

15.180.1 - 15.180.13

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https://peer.asee.org/15822

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977

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Aloundeth Oupraxay National University, San Diego, USA

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Aloundeth Oupraxay has been a Java developer since the language was publicly launched in 1995. He has over 10 years experience in the Information Technology Industry. He develops enterprise-class, business portal, n-tier Internet and wireless applications using Java technologies, including Android platform. His interest in business lead him from his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science to Master of Science in Information Systems. He lives in Temecula, California.

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Mudasser Wyne National University, San Diego, USA

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Patrick Olson National University, San Diego, USA

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Patrick C. Olson, PhD is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at National University. He earned his PhD in MoIS at the Claremont Graduate University in 1999 - with a cognate minor in Higher Education. He has an MS from USC in Systems Management with a minor in MIS. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Montana. He has been the CIO at Menlo College in the bay area where he developed, directed, and implemented enterprise-wide IP Telephony in 2000 (which included Gigabit ethernet, cabling, etc.) He has held faculty positions in MIS at the University of Nevada and Cal Poly, Pomona. He started his career in the data center at Hughes Aircraft Company in the 80s.

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Android Based Mobile Order Management System Abstract

Currently, some businesses’ employees engaging in outside sales use specialized tablet computers, and particularly use them to place orders. Unfortunately, this approach has a number of shortcomings; the tablet computers can be very costly to upgrade and maintain and usually have a short battery life. Wireless is an emerging communication technology frontier that offers the possibility of instant mobile communications. Given advances in mobile computing technology, the role of hand-held devices seems certain to grow exponentially as more computing power and communications capability is included. It is in the best interest of business and information managers to take advantage of mobile technology to transform overall business strategies, operational efficiency, and information availability. It is essential to streamline business processes with mobile devices to maintain competitiveness and increase responsiveness in today’s market. In this paper we argue that there is an enormous potential benefit for these businesses from use of mobile devices like smart phones to assist in recording sales orders and synchronizing with existing software, anywhere at any time. The Smartphone device chosen for this purpose is based on the open source Android platform. The key factors in choosing Android are its capacitive touch- screen, embedded database file system, total cost, and much more. This paper describes an application that is designed based on a client-server model, with central database serving as a repository of data relating to customers and product information. Another important feature of this application is its network connectivity needed to pull real-time data from a backend server. In addition, it is possible to use the application in an off-line mode. The mobile application developed presents a mobile application solution for the main entry point allowing the sales force to capture customer orders in the field on a handheld device that can communicate with the laptop and then submit the orders to the business system via the Internet.

Introduction

Currently, some businesses’ employees engaging in outside sales use specialized tablet computers, and particularly use them to place orders. Unfortunately, this approach has a number of shortcomings; the tablet computers can be very costly to upgrade and maintain and usually have a short battery life. Wireless is an emerging communication technology frontier that offers the possibility of instant mobile communications. Using mobile technologies improves business processes to create unique and sustainable competitive advantages and thus intangible assets for business and information managers. Given advances in mobile computing technology, the role of hand-held devices seems certain to grow exponentially as more computing power and communications capability is included. It is in the best interest of business and information managers to take advantage of mobile technology to transform overall business strategies, operational efficiency, and information availability. It is essential to streamline business processes with mobile devices to maintain competitiveness and increase responsiveness in today’s market. As digital technology advances and the Internet become much more powerful, businesses must seek to explore these opportunities in order to maximize revenue and deliver a better employee and customer experience by utilizing mobile technology.

Wireless is one of the emerging communication technology frontiers, offering the possibility of instant mobile communications. Given the advances in mobile computing technology, the role for hand-held devices seems certain to grow exponentially as more computing power and

Oupraxay, A., & Wyne, M., & Olson, P. (2010, June), Android Based Mobile Order Management System Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/15822

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