InventoryCTRL was developed as one of a series of products targeted at the fleet/equipment maintenance industry. The system is a distributed application that allows for complete tracking of any consumable inventory. This product is used in association with VehicleCtrl, designed to help the user control maintenance operations. InventoryCtrl maintains year-to-date records for all inventories of the user's warehouse. More importantly, InventoryCTRL analyzes this data to print reports, which can help the user in planning future orders more accurately.
The client wanted their inventory system to be Web-based, which would allow them to complete tracking of any consumable inventory (stocked or non-stocked) from suggested order through product receipts and issuances.
The system was to provide the following functionality:
Apart from above functional requirements of InventoryCTRL the system needed to:
The system has all the functionality of the client's existing DOS-based system as desired and provides a Web-based user-friendly interface.
Setups and Adjustments: This module helps in setting up and adjusting users, parts, vendors, inventory locations, bins, etc. or new entities related to the system as well as modify existing ones. This module is accessible by only the administrator.
Transactions Basic transactions include:
Reporting: This module is used for generating different reports associated with various entities of the system. The reporting functionality includes:
InventoryCTRL effectively minimized the human interaction in maintaining the inventory. In addition, it helped in the ordering of parts by calculating the inventory available, apart from providing the user with time-to-time information in the form of various reports. It maintained the information of various vendors for a given part along with their history in terms of meeting the standards and deliveries, etc. ,which is used in vendor selection.
ESN made significant contributions in the design for this system and adhered to the client's long-term requirements. The system was designed and developed to cater to the needs of the fleet industry, but can be easily customized to be used across different industries. As the system uses the component model, it is easy to maintain and upgrade.