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Automated Business Name Reservation and Registration System - A Case Study of Registrar General’s Department, Ghana

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 77 - Number 16
Year of Publication: 2013
Giovani Soglo
Michael Osei Ntow
Amevi Acakpovi

Giovani Soglo, Michael Osei Ntow and Amevi Acakpovi. Article: Automated Business Name Reservation and Registration System - A Case Study of Registrar Generals Department, Ghana. International Journal of Computer Applications 77(16):39-45, September 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Giovani Soglo and Michael Osei Ntow and Amevi Acakpovi},
	title = {Article: Automated Business Name Reservation and Registration System - A Case Study of Registrar Generals Department, Ghana},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {77},
	number = {16},
	pages = {39-45},
	month = {September},
	note = {Full text available}


Registering a business in Ghana has over the years been the greatest challenge of most entrepreneurs and investors, both local and expatriates. The current system in use at various branches of the Registrar General's Department do not synchronize properly with their central database and checking for redundancy of data takes a lot of time. This paper therefore seeks to develop an automated business name reservation and registration system which will provide a conducive mean of registering business in real time. Four main phases were involved in this project, namely planning phase, analysis phase, design phase, and implementation phase. The functionalities of the system are presented by UML diagrams that consist of a use case diagram and sequence diagram. A database was created with MySQL software to manage the registration process and an interactive web component was added to enable people to make reservations. The system was finally deployed at the Registrar General's Department of Ghana and evaluations show that it is very reliable, time saving and user friendly. It also provides extensive reporting and business intelligence.


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