Introduction the creation of an ever-increasing global information database.

Introduction

 

           

            Computers
have become part of the life for accessing almost any kind of information. Life
in the 21st century is full of technological advancement and in this
technological age it is very difficult for any organization to survive without
utilizing technology. The World Wide Web contributes greatly to the creation of
an ever-increasing global information database. It could also be used as a
mechanism to share information within an enterprise.

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            In today’s
age of fast food and take-out, many canteen have chosen to focus on
quick preparation and speedy delivery of orders rather than offering a
rich dining experience. Until very recently, all of these delivery orders were
placed to the waiters or over the phone, but there are many disadvantages to
this system, including the inconvenience of the customer needing to have
a physical copy of the menu, lack of a visual confirmation that the order
was placed correctly, and the necessity for the canteen to have an employee
answering the phone and taking orders. What, we propose is a Canteen Automation
System, which is a technique of ordering foods online applicable in any food
delivery industry. The main advantage of this system is that it greatly simplifies
the ordering process for both the customer and the canteen. When the
customer visits the ordering webpage, they are presented with an
interactive and up-to-date menu, complete with all available options and
dynamically adjusting prices based on the selected options. After making a
selection, the item is then added to their order, which the customer can review
the details of at any time before checking out.

 

            This
provides instant visual confirmation of what was selected and ensures that
items in the order are, in fact, what was intended.

 

            This system
also greatly lightens the load on the canteen’s end, as the entire process
of taking orders is automated. Once an order is placed on the webpage, it
is entered into the database and then retrieved, in pretty much real-time, by a
desktop application on the canteen’s end. Within this application, all items in the order are displayed,
along with their corresponding options and delivery details, in a concise and
easy to read manner. This allows canteen employees to quickly go through the
orders as they are placed and produce the necessary items with minimal delay
and confusion

 

Modules
and their Description

 

 

The system comprises of 3 major modules and their sub
modules as follows:

 

1.     Admin
Login

·       
Take
Order

·       
Bill
Print

·       
Add/
Remove Food Items

·       
Add
Offers

·       
Update
Inventory

·       
Order
Forecasting (Predict Items Most Frequently During Specific Hours)

·       
Sales
for each day and month

·       
Sales
of individual item for the day

·       
Total
Earnings

 

2.     Staff
Login

·       
Order
placed by Customer

·       
Offer

·       
Order
Forecasting

 

3.     User
Login

·       
Menu
Items

·       
Place
an Order

·       
Combo
Box Selection

·       
Bill
Payment

Existing
System & Proposed System

 

v  Problem with current scenario

 

           

            The current System of a company, offices or colleges is
very ancient and need to be replacing as companies business, offices or
colleges are expanding. One of the biggest disadvantages of the current system
is that lacking of computerized food order each time a customer need to order
food he has to wait for the wait to take their order and then give to the chef
who will be preparing our food. So this process is very time consuming and very
ancient. This is very difficult to manage. And there also situations where the
customers mixes the order and gives food of one customer to another and there
are also situations where customer forgets to take the order and even after taking
the order he forgets to supply food on time.

            All the existing system is traditional and lack of use of
technology, therefore the process is very time consuming and lengthy as paper
work is there. This document will propose all features and procedures to
develop the system.

            This document specially containing details about
objectives, scope limitation, process model, primary requirements, team
development, possible project risks, project schedule, and finally monitoring
and reporting mechanisms.

 

 

 

 

 

Limitation of Existing
System

 

1.    
Managing
and keeping records of all students, papers, books and the entire granule
manually.

2.    
As it is not online the customer
have to wait for the waiter to take their order.

3.    
Waiters have to manually keep a
record of all the food ordered by the customer and that work is very
complicated.

4.    
Waiters have to manually calculate
the amount of money to be paid by the customer after having food.

5.    
Records are maintained manually so
there are chances of damage and loss of data.

6.    
Less exposure for people in the
world of technology.

 

PROPOSED SYSTEM

 

            This Canteen Automation System enables
the end users to register online, read and select the food from e-menu card and
order food online by just selecting the food that the user want to have using
android application. The results after selecting the food from the E-menu card
will directly appear in the screen near the Chef who is going to cook the food
for you. The system is the combination of Android as well as Web Application. By
using this application the work of the waiter is reduced and we can also say
that the work is nullified. The benefit of this is that if there is rush in the
Canteen then there will be chances that the waiters will be unavailable and the
users can directly order the food to the chef online by using this application.
The user will have a username and a password, by using which they can login
into the system. This implies that the customer is the regular user of the Canteen.

            Manual system involves paper work in
the form of maintaining various files and manuals. Maintaining critical
information in the files and manuals is full of risk and a tedious process.
Including a framework showing how to apply Internet technology progressively as
skills and confidence grow, the project demonstrates the route from adapting
materials to developing an online environment.

            Nowadays people don’t have much time
to spend in canteen by just there and waiting for the waiter to take their
order. Many customer visits the canteen in their lunch break and recess so they
have limited time to eat and return to their respective office and colleges. So
this software helps them to save time and order food whenever they want without
calling the waiter again and again.

 

 

The Objectives of this project is:

·       
To
order food rapidly

·       
To
make it convenient for people who have limited time

·       
Cost
reduction

·       
Reduced
paper work

·       
Computerized
Oder and billing system

 

Benefits of Proposed System:

1.    
Managing and keeping records of all students, papers, books and the
entire system in digital format i.e. in computers.

2.    
As it is online the customer
doesn’t have to wait for the waiter to take their order and doesn’t has to wait
for the food as well

3.    
Waiters don’t have to manually
keep a record of all the food ordered by the customer and that work is very
easy.

4.    
Waiters don’t have to manually
calculate the amount of money to be paid by the customer after having food it
is automatically
done in the software.

5.    
Records are maintained in
computers so there are less chances of damage and loss of data.

6.    
More exposure for people in the
world of technology.