Title of the project :Online Auctioning System
The Objective is to develop a user-friendly auctioning site where any kind of product can be auctioned and provide value-added services to the bidders and the sellers. The products will be authenticated and the site provides a safe environment for online users.
User of the System
A. Owners of the article
B. Registered bidders
D. Advertising agencies
i. Secure registration of all users including a personal profile
ii. Administrators would authorize the product to auction, set auction dates & minimum auction amount for that product.
iii. Prior to each bid, the userâ„¢s bank or credit account must be authenticated for available balance required for the bid.
iv. Users can select their interested fields for bidding and periodic SMS/Mail alerts must be sent in case an article in that field goes on auction
v. Complete Search/Site Map of the entire site for easy access
vi. Discussion forums for users to interact with other users to know about the productâ„¢s value and originality
vii. Online Legal Documentation to avoid disputes. Guidance to the users about the same must be available
viii. Rare articles may be withheld by owner on the advice of the administrator to be thrown open in special auctions held by the site so as to increase the bid-values
i. Secure access of confidential data (userâ„¢s details). SSL can be used.
ii. 24 X 7 availability
iii. Better component design to get better performance at peak time
iv. Flexible service based architecture will be highly desirable for future extension
a. Video and Audio promos (if provided by the owner)
b. Complaint/Suggestion logs received from all kinds of user
c. Java-based client for User A to provide real-time information about the progress of the auction
User Interface Priorities
A. Professional look and feel
B. Use of AJAX atleast with all registration forms
C. Browser testing and support for IE, NN, Mozila, and Firefox.
D. Use of Graphical tool like JASPER to show strategic data to admin
E. Reports exportable in .XLS, .PDF or any other desirable format