ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.135
Mobile of Point of Sales (POS) Application with Cloud Computing Inventory Management System for Micro and Small Enterprises
Abstract— The advancements of computing technologies have resulted to cheaper mobile devices and
access to various mobile applications in the market. These developments have also opened opportunities for
micro and small enterprises to streamline their business processes without investing heavily on enterprise
software licenses and hardware resources. This paper explores the convergence of a mobile point of sales
(POS) application and a cloud computing inventory management system. However, one of the major
problems in implementing a cloud computing system is the Internet speed in the Philippines. Latency issues
can greatly affect the productivity of micro and small businesses since majority of them are engaged in
wholesale and retail trade. This can be solved by synchronizing the data coming from the native mobile POS
through batch processing with the data of the inventory management system on the cloud in situations where
unavailability of, limited, or slow network connection makes it impossible to perform real-time update of
data. This paper will also discuss the architecture, data synchronization method, and the challenges and
growth prospects of mobile and cloud computing.
Index Terms— mobile application, cloud computing, data synchronization.
Von Kirby German, Bartolome Tanguilig
Technological Institute of the Philippines, PHILIPPINES
West Visayas State University, PHILIPPINES
Cite: Von Kirby German, Bobby Gerardo,Bartolome Tanguilig, "Mobile of Point of Sales (POS) Application with Cloud Computing Inventory Management System for Micro and Small Enterprises," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 754-759, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.