System architecture design

System construction design
Agency Background:

Waterfront Development is a provincial crown firm answerable for creating the strategic potential of waterfronts in Bedford, Dartmouth, Halifax and Lunenburg. The company is targeting tourism, and has an invested curiosity in working the Halifax Waterfront as a very sensible Marina. The Halifax waterfront affords higher than 1 kilometre (.6 mile) of public berth space along with over 457 metres (1500 ft) of floating docks. The berthing areas are free to daytime boaters. All that is requested of the free daytime boaters is that they register with the Marina Office to permit them to be included throughout the marina database. Boaters who want to maintain one night time time or additional are charged. The marina is operational from Might-October yearly and sees company from all areas of the globe. This enterprise will focus solely on the Marina Corporations sector of the Waterfront Development Firm.


Inefficient/difficult net web page design:

The current website for this agency could also be very inconvenient. As an illustration if a purchaser must e-book a spot on the marina from the website, he/she should endure numerous clicks and fairly just a few webpages until he/she is directed to the web reservation sort. Consequently, higher than half of the patrons most popular to call the office and make a reservation considerably than doing it on-line. Moreover, taking the consumer information (Determine, Cope with, Boat and lots of others.) over the phone can usually end in a typing mistake and is additional time consuming. Due to this inefficient web design the company is incurring additional payments over time.

Inefficient On-line Reserving System:

The current on-line system takes the whole essential information from the consumer by way of a web-based dialogue board. That sort is then despatched to the Marina Office e-mail sort out the place it is manually entered into the database by an employee. That’s extraordinarily inefficient, it makes additional sense to have the database change routinely every time a purchaser registers for a reserving on-line.


Security is a giant drawback with the current system. Many purchasers depart with out paying. Some depend on that they’re going to merely pay over the phone at a later date. For patrons that depart the nation, this ends up being their solely selection. The Marina office cannot accept financial institution playing cards over the phone and subsequently the transaction ought to be carried out by Administration. An web price system could clear up this draw back merely. Prospects could then pay prematurely with a financial institution card to guarantee that their space is reserved.


There are a selection of berthing areas on the Halifax Waterfront and it might be very difficult for company to know exactly the place their reserved space is. It’s normally difficult for the employee to attempt to preserve monitor of all the boats on the property at any given time. There could also be software program program accessible that plots the whole berthing areas on a map, exhibiting which ones may be discovered and which ones are booked at any given time. No such system is at current utilized by the Marina Office.

Quite a lot of Functions updating concurrently:

Two purposes are used to take care of monitor of bookings. ICal is used for time administration whereas Filemaker Skilled is used to deal with the Marina database. When one will get modified, the alternative ought to be updated as correctly. That’s carried out manually. It might be very difficult since administration moreover has entry to every purposes. Often the purposes will not be in keeping with one another. This makes it troublesome to find out which purchasers have paid and which ones have not. This ties in with security as a result of it permits purchasers to periodically get away with out paying.

Enterprise Aim:

The goal of this enterprise is to analysis the System that Waterfront Development is at current using to operate the Halifax Marina. Fairly just a few factors are apparent with the current system as described above. The principle focus of this enterprise is methods acquisition, subsequently software program program choices is perhaps explored and compared with the current system with the intention to ascertain the best possible completely different to the current system. The target is to resolve as a lot of the above factors as attainable along with any others that develop to be apparent over the size of this enterprise.