DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPUTER BASED MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM (A CASE STUDY OF GUNIESS NIG. PLC). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
Most marketing, production, and manufacturing firms have the basic problem of information flow between the various departments within the organization.
This research is intended to highlight the role of a computerized marketing information system in Guinness (Nig) Plc Compare to the manual system of marketing.
To identify the various problems involve in the existing marketing information system of Guinness (Nig) Plc is the purpose of this research and to the proffer solutions to them.
Data were collected both by interview methods and observation method. Marketing models had developed in this research as well as marketing system. Secondly, the study also investigates how Guinness (Nig) Plc manages the marketing information system.
Finally computer based marketing information system is suggested as a solution to more structured, efficient and effective marketing control.
The ultimate aim of manufacturers is to produce goods they can sell to users immediately at a profit. An interaction between the producer and the consumer tales place. This interaction is initiated, developed, and managed by producer’s marketing staff. The business function of marketing is concerned with the planning, promotion, and sale of existing products in the existing markets and development of new products and new markets to better serve present and potential customers.
Today marketing performs a vital function in the operation of a business enterprises i.e. (as the primary interface between the manufacturer and the customer). Performing the marketing function in business has become a much difficult assignment because of the dynamic environment of today’s activities which includes:
– Rapidly changing market demands
– Steadily increasing consumers pressure
– Proliferation of new products
– Intensified competition
– Growing government regulations.
Business firms have increasingly turned to the computer to help them perform the vital marketing functions in the face of the rapid changes of today’s environment. Computer, therefore, because of its speed, memory capacity, versatility and accuracy, has been the catalyst in the development of marketing information system, which integrate the information flow required by the many marketing activities. Computer is also used to make business decision involving millions of naira and so saves man from a tremendous amount of time consuming work.
Today computer is used as a control system for controlling marketing costs, diagnosis of poor sales performance. Nevertheless, computer is also used as research system for advertising strategy, pricing strategy and evaluation of advertising expenditure and continuous experiment.
This project work, computer based marketing information system is taken to critically analyse and fashion out ways of implementing computer in Guinness (Nig) Plc.
In this chapter, the researcher established the aim, limitation and purpose of the study, scope, statement of the problems, assumption and definition of terms.