A synopsis on “Online Services” to understand how to design a Website was submitted by Roshan Khushal Bhishnurkar (from Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Research and Technology, Chandrapur) to extrudesign.com.
The “Online Services“ website has been developed to override the problems prevailing in the practising managing system. This website is supported to eliminate and in some cases reduced the hardships faced by this existing system.
This Online Services website is designed to fulfil the demands of all segments of customers.
This website also converts social needs into profitable opportunities so this website provides all the essentials to inculcate efficiency.
Online Services Website is used to provide services to the people who are searching for work as well as who are searching for workers who will carry out their respective daily life works.
The data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary data is collected from various peoples throughout the city and the secondary data were collected from various newspapers and various websites.
The main objective of the Online Services website is to create job opportunities for those who are seeking jobs/works.
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- The main objective of the Online Services is to solve the problems which most of the people face in daily life by providing respective services to them.
- The purpose of the project is to build an application program to reduce the manual work for managing the services. It tracks all the details about Administrator, User and the Service providers.
- To increase the efficiency of managing the services and to fulfill the requirements of the Customers.
- This Website is to be conceived in its current form as dynamic-site requiring constant updates both from the customers and well as a website.
Functionalities provided by the Online Services Website is as follows:
- It tracks all the information of Customer Registration.
- Manages the information of Customer Registration.
- Shows the information and description of Service provider.
- To increase the efficiency of managing the customer, customer registration.
- It deals with the monitoring the information and appointments of Customer and Service Provider.
Hardware & Software Requirements
- Computer or Laptop Required
- Windows 10 Home
- 4.00 GB RAM
- 64 bit Operating System, x64 based processor
- Technology Implemented : Apache Server
- Language Used : PHP 5.62 (Developed in Core PHP)
- Database : My SQL
- Web Browser : Mozilla, Google Chrome, IE8,OPERA
- Software : XAMPP Server
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Modules to be developed
There are three modules to be developed in Online Services Website:
- Admin module
- User module (Customer)
- Service Provider module
- Dashboard: In this section, admin can view the Customers, Service Providers, Appointments and New queries.
- Service Providers: In this section, admin can add Service providers specialization and mange service providers (Add/Update).
- Users: In this section, admin can view users detail (who take online appointment) and also have right to delete irrelevant user.
- Customers: In this section, admin can view customers details.
- Appointment History: In this section, admin can view appointment history.
- Contact us Queries: In this section, admin can view queries which are send by users.
- Service Providers Session Logs: In this section, admin can see login and logout time of Service provider.
- User Session Logs: In this section, admin can see login and logout time of user.
- Reports: In this section, admin can view reports of customers in particular periods.
- Customer Search: In this section, admin can search customer with the help of customer name and mobile number. Admin can also change his/her own password.
User module (customer):
- Dashboard: In this section, customers can view the his/her profile, Appointments and Book Appointment.
- Book Appointment: In this section, customer can book his/her appointment.
- Appointment History: In this section, Customer can see his/her own appointment history.
- Service History: In this section, Customer can see his/her own appointment history.
Users can update his/her profile, change the password and recover the password.
Service provider module:
- Dashboard: In this section, service provider can view his/her own profile and online appointments.
- Appointment History: In this section, Service provider can see customer’s appointment history.
- Customers: In this section, service provider can manage customers (Add/Update).
- Search: In this section, service provider can search customer with the help of customer name and mobile number.
The service provider can also update his profile, change the password and recover the password.
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Credit: This synopsis on “Online Services” to understand how to design a Website was carried out by Sameer r. Sheikh, Roshan k. Bhishnurkar, Yogesh n. Kuchankar and Ajinkya s. Pathak from Computer Science & Engineering Department of Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Research and Technology, Chandrapur.