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Syed Islam
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Hello!

A friend who works in a large repair shop asked if I would be able to create a joint repair logging and inventory system. Parts will be used during a repair and then the inventory is updated. It should generate reports for overall stock levels and we should be able to check history of any repair. Security is absolutely essential! They don't want anyone other than the customer to know about details of the repair.

There are 5 people who want to be using this system on separate computers. What is the best way to approach it? Should I make it like a web-app where only the company has access?

Apologies if there aren't much details, it was literally a casual conversation I had over coffee.
 
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Your instinct is a good one. Make it a web-app secured by login.
 
Syed Islam
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Roger Sterling wrote:Your instinct is a good one. Make it a web-app secured by login.

Thanks, it's nice to know I'm on the right track.
 
Syed Islam
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Hey I just wondered...

This web app that I make, would it go into a certain category? For example like a shopping cart web app.
 
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Syed Islam wrote:Hey I just wondered...

This web app that I make, would it go into a certain category? For example like a shopping cart web app.

A cart web app implies that you would be selling parts online. This is outside the scope of creating a parts inventory system. Also, in your original post, you make mention of only the customer being able to see the details of the repair. In the next paragraph you broach the topic of allowing only five internal employees access. If this is truly part of your requirements, that's two distinct tasks/issues, will require more than a 'over a cup of coffee' conversation.

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No you misunderstand me. I'm not being asked to make a shopping cart application. There are some websites like ebay and amazon that go into the shopping cart category of web apps. I just wondered if there is there a special category for inventory/report web apps.

Obviously I will discuss it with him further but I have to sound like I know what I am doing. I have never made a fully fledged web app before.
 
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