Website and web application will have the following components that are required to be developed to offer the services to the customers:
A) Website front end
B) Data Entry Pages for employees – require sign in
C) Content Viewing Pages for users – requires sign in
D) Data Entry Pages for Listing Businesses – require sign in
E) Internal Search Engine
F) Communication Options
G) Content Pages Format
H) Content Page Search
A) Website Front End
The website will be developed to display pages such as About Us, Industry Trends, financial offering information, Contact Us etc, and the options for Employee login, Member Login, Business/Corporation login. The graphics and pages layout will be provided.
B)Data entry pages for employee registration and access control
A web interface will be developed for employee registration and access control processes. Through this interface the administrator will be able to register employees on the system based on their credentials.
This application is password protected and will allow employees to manually enter data collected from various sources. This registration information will be saved for their access to this web application.
The information will be entered in a standard template under this application and will be saved for approval by supervisor. Supervisor will be notified via e-mail of new entry and upon acceptance/correction. Supervisor will have a que of files requiring approval and posting to the Web for user access. Once a file is approved and posted it will be visible to users.
Note: Web interface designing is not included in requirement. It means that there is no Web GUI (Graphical User Interface) design (Look and feel) with requirement. So a generic GUI design will be chosen as per requirements.
C)Content pages for deals entered Internally
These are the pages with content that the employees have entered and have been submitted for approval to the supervisor. If approved, the content pages will be posted and displayed on the the Website for all registered users to view. Basically a multiple listing platform. This pages will have the ability to be “flipped” for easy viewing.
D) Data entry pages for Corporate Listing
A web interface will be developed for the businesses registration and access control processes. Through this interface business will be able to register themselves on to the ‘Company’ application and be able to post their own deals. The entry pages for listing businesses will function and behave identical to the data entry pages for employees except there will be confirmation of identity page to prevent BOT access.
E)Web application for User registration and Access Control
A web interface will be developed for the member registration and access control processes. Through this interface a member will be able to register themselves and gain access to to content pages.
This application will define some attributes for members to register themselves to this application. This registration information will be saved for their access to this web application.
There is only one type of user. They can access content pages only.
The members will be able to create their profile based on a predetermined application form, and also have the option to sign up with their LinkedIn, Face Book or Twitter Accounts. ‘Company’ application will capture relevant information from the above mentioned accounts.
Note: Web interface designing part is not included in requirement. It means that there is no Web GUI (Graphical User Interface) design (Look and feel) with requirement. So a generic GUI design will be chosen as per requirements.
F) Communication Options
The web application will allow a user to communicate in regards to a posted content page/deal.
Primarily 2 methods of communication will be required
1. Contact of “company” Customer Support, Via “Contact Us” option from “company” web site
2. Direct contact of broker/company via contact information provided by “company” at the bottom of every “Content Page”
When member/user will directly contact a broker/company using the contact information provided on the “Content Page”, a carbon copy of that communication will be sent to “company” monitoring e-mail. (This will behave similarly as kijiji emailing system)
G) Content Page Format
To be provided
H) Content Page Search
This is an important part of the system as it will give the User the flexibility to search for specific deals using key words using the fields entered in the Content Page as search logic.
For example, using the sample Contend Page the search field could be:
1. Price Range
4. MKT Cap
These are intended as guides as a full list of search criteria will be provided based on the final Content Page specifications.
If more than one deal satisfies the search criteria such as deals within a price range from $10 to $10,000, then all deals within that range will be displayed.