Project title : A Tool for the Automation of Membership Services and Equipment Management
Author : Thean, Looi Kim
Year : 2008
Abstract : The Recreational Sport Department at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse wanted a software tool to help manage membership services, track equipment, check in and check out equipment, monitor locker assignment, and finally analyze each equipment’s usage. Currently, the Recreational Sport Department is using a manual process and paper documents to keep track of all the above mentioned activities. This manuscript addresses the development of a software tool to assist the Recreational Sports Department. The tool consists of four major components: (1) Membership registration, (2) Equipment inventory management, (3) Equipment check in and check out processes, and (4) Receipt and report generation. The Membership Registration component consists of addition, modification and deletion of membership; in addition, it also includes locker assignment and cost calculation processes. Equipment inventory management consists of addition, modification and deletion of individual equipment. An added side component of equipment inventory management allows the users to group a list of desired equipment and create a team equipment group to be checked out later. Equipment check out and check in processes shall have an intuitive GUI to make the activities easy to use. A user will be able to print the membership receipt at any time. In addition, users will also be able to generate any report on usage of equipment with a variety of information.