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GroomK9.com: A Dog Grooming Management System: Business and Technical Report

Rice, Alan (2016) GroomK9.com: A Dog Grooming Management System: Business and Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

According to Time magazine Americans are spending more money than ever on their pets. They forked out a record $55.7 billion in 2013 of which Dog Grooming accounted for $5 billion. It’s a similar situation in Europe with the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF) estimating the Pet Market to be €24 billion in 2010. Both regions have also witnessed a growth rate of 4.8% per annum in recent years. Despite this rapid growth many Dog Grooming businesses do not use modern technologies to manage their business.

GroomK9 is a software solution which aims to capitalize on this profitable and rapidly growing market by helping Dog Groomers efficiently manage the day to day running of their business including their growing demand for information management, appointment management, and social media marketing opportunities.

This new software is provided as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution which allows to easy deployment and adoption by existing Groomers as they will not be burdened with any upfront costs for hardware or ongoing maintenance. The software was developed with flexibility in mind with the backend service offering a full RESTFul API. This flexibility will provide the Groomer with many options and reduce any barriers to using the software to help their business.

The initial client made available is a Web Application utilising AngularJS and the Google Material Design spec framework which will provide an emerging standard. These two technologies combined provide a graphical user interface which is responsive in terms of the devices and screen size but also in how quickly different sections will be displayed.

This solution was created after working closely with a very successful and growing Dog Grooming business in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Capitalising on first-hand experience to help improve the day to day management of their business.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 11:09
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 11:09
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2353

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