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In the corporate world today, managers are always faced with a lot of decisions to make based on data generated at their various offices. The decision-making process is very vital as decisions taken by management could make a company either overtake or stay within reach of its competitors. This paper presents the design and development of an Android application that would retrieve summarised data from a central database process and display that information on an android device so as to aid managers in their decision-making process. The components of designed and developed system include (1) a web application through which workers would input data at their various workplaces (2) a database hosted on a central server that would store information entered by workers (3) an application programming interface (API) that would take requests from the Android application, query the database and serve the results back to the Android application and (4) an android application that processes and displays results to users. The android application is developed using Eclipse in conjunction with android SDK tools. The application retrieves data from a database per user request and displays the retrieved information on an android device. Users of this application would be able to analyse data quicker hence make quick decisions as they would not be drowned in a flood of detailed information. There is also an added benefit of having access to company data on the go.
Date of Conference: 25-27 Oct. 2012