CINergy Corporation

Feasibility Report to make the operations online

Submitted To
Mr. Umar Safdar Kayani

Submitted By
Shahbaz Siddique (CIIT/SP09-MBE-057/LHR) Junaid Manzoor (CIIT/SP09-MBE-038/LHR)

Department
Management Sciences

how much it time take and how much cost it involve. The objectives of this feasibility report to analyze the online business opportunities and marketing opportunities for the company. what kinds and how many personnel are need to make this plan into reality. In this report it is analyzes that the company has a much potential to improve their business online. training and development and also outsource the services on behalf of the other partners or firms. 2|Page Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore . These recommendations include the strategy to make the business online. importing stationary items from China and exports these or sell this stock to different companies or wholesalers. The company has provides the admin support services to the staff. It is also suggest to the company according to the cost involve in the developing the online business. political instability.CINergy Corporation Executive Summery CINergy Corporation is an international corporation that deals with the providing of the services solution to the other firms and partners. Company also involve in the business of import and export. Solutions are also provided to the companies toward these kinds of cost and technical issues. There are also some kinds of risks involved in this type of the business like investment risk. energy crises etc. The last part of the report includes the making of recommendation towards operation the online. This particular company provide the services to those firms those are not performs their functions well and have limited budgets to performs these functions. what are the basic equipment. software are appropriates for this plan. There are numbers of online business opportunities for the company if it makes their operations online.

3|Page Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore . We are also grateful to COMSATS who provide us a network and channel by which we can learn and adopt more knowledge and skill to develop our future. We are also thankful for His countless Blessing on us that we are Muslims. we are free nation.CINergy Corporation Acknowledgment First of all we thanks to Almighty Allah Who is most Beneficent and merciful. Umar Safdar Kayani. This report is combined effort of me and my other colleague. Umar Safdar Kayani who share his experience with us and guides us to learn critical aspects of the Electronic Business those are not found in any books of the world. Most important we are grateful to our lovely and kind teacher Mr. After that we are so much grateful for our parents those are supporting us and able us to become educated and able to understand what is wrong and what is right. We refer this report to our Electronic Business teacher Mr. We are so much grateful for our Beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) who tells us the right path that leads to us to path of Allah. We are both thankful for all our other friends and those who help us in this project.

Under is the scanned Visiting Card of the CEO 4|Page Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore . Ifitikhar makes full contribution to help us in this regard and assure us to for his full cooperation with us. Mr. Cinergy corporation for the information about company. We have seen the company’s operation by the direct meeting with all the employees working at Lahore.CINergy Corporation Reference Person For our report purpose we met the company’s CEO Mr. Ifitikhar Ahmad Ch.

.. 3 Reference person…………………………………………………………………...3 3.....1 3. 9 Industry…………………………………………………………………… 9 Business Model………………………………………………………….3 2.... 15 Recommendations……………………………. 7 Objectives of the report……………………………………………………8 Technology………………………………………………………………...10 Operational Requirement/Plan for System………………………………11 Financial Feasibility…………………………………………………….16 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 5|Page Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore .10 Marketing and Sales Strategies…………………………………………...5 2.6 2.4 3.13 Solutions…………………………………………………………………. 8 Management and Personnel……………………………………………….14 Risk Factors…………………………………………………………….15 References…………………………………...2 2.2 1.4 2.4 Chapter 1 1.………………………….1 4.2 Introduction………………………………………………………………..1 1.6 Product and services……………………………………………………… 6 Company Type…………………………………………………………….4 2...No Executive Summery……………………………………………………………… 2 Acknowledgment………………………………………………………………….7 Limitations……………………………………………………………….6 4.2 3.8 Online market Environment and Competition…………………………….………………………….13 Non-Financial Benefits………………………………………………….1 2.7 3.CINergy Corporation Table of Contents P..3 1.12 Financial Benefits……………………………………………………….5 3..

1. co-ordination. We work for rapid expansion of our business partners by getting slight share in the operational cost.1 Company Profile Believes in 1 + 1= Infinity 1.1.2 Vision Statement Strategic objectives of our firm is to perform best management practices and strive to achieve much higher business plan targets with cost solution for all our business partners.1. The outsourcing of their management services to a professional firm like CINergy always remain in the interest of the organization in the following way: 6|Page Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore .2 Products and Services Its is the core principle of the all sky high companies that they only focus on their core business as well as to training and development of the motivated workforce over the research.1.CINergy Corporation 1. finance marketing.1 Introduction 1. co-operation and smooth business relationships. 1. To take the best possible care of all of our internal and external customers through the unique abilities and highest quality services. skilled motivated and professionally trained workforce to meet all the objectives of our business partners. We envision developing trust. To respect all the polices and procedures of our business partners and impart effective efforts in its all implementation and communication. and sales of their products and services. which tends to our firm into profitability.2 Mission Statement • • • To develop extremely.

The work is shared through the systems. a) Products The products of the company are not in digitizing formats. Social Security and education Cess etc. activity to activity base. f) To reduce the procurement cost through professional buying tactics. b) To get professional services at low monthly costs through long term services contract. All other work of the company is done through the manual way like the record of the employees. d) To eliminate the cost of additional salary perquisites for the non-business staff like provident fund. 1. salaries. 1. All the deliveries are made by the physical means.CINergy Corporation a) To involve admin/support staff directly into the business and external shaping of the organization. and for only contacts with its partners. e) To eliminate the cost of managing the personal issues of non-business staff. c) To reduce the number of heads counts in the organization involved non-business works. The basic functions of the company are done through the computerized systems. Company provides the products and services those are in physical form and through the physical means. The company has an internet but as for communication tool. and other kind of activities. c) Delivery The delivery agents of the company are also working in the manual formats.4 Limitations of the Operations Followings are the limitations of the operations of the company. attendance. d) Network Type The company has a network type called Intranet because the company has using network within the organization limited to the building of the organization. b) Process The process some extent to be digitized formats but the others are in manual form. Gratuity. The most of communication is done through the exchanging of emails. 7|Page Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore .3 Type of the Company The company has structure that is click and mortar. record keeping. EOBI. • The company has dealing database that is in manually form which involve high cost.

The orders of the company are taken through the email which is so unsecured. There are no proper marketing tools used for advertisement of the company. business model viability. For fulfillment of objectives there is need of technical staff as well those are able to build and control the activities of the online transactions or support services. 2. and Management viability.1 Objectives of the report The main objectives of this study represent the mission and vision of the organization that leads us to the followings objectives include • Making a system that deals with the online marketing of the Cinergy corporations offering to wider prospective • Making the Company available online through its website • Making a system in which all other partners of the organization are every time connect and has a relation in terms of inventory management and accounts handlings • Make all the recording systems of the company computerized. 8|Page Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore .CINergy Corporation • • • • • • The company has no network structure outside the organization with its partners. These are discussed below: 2. Time and Financial viability. The existing technology in the organization is not more than to use the computers simply for routine working. The company has no its official site which deals with its partners and customers and have no corporate portal. order fulfillment and online support services. Technical viability. On the basis of our objectives there is need to detailed discussion on the objectives according to its marketing viability.2 Technology For our previous viability and for making the organization’s operations online it is required to assure that there is strong technical workforce and assistance is available to develop this system. At initial stages it is only need the one or two site developer after successful completing the first stage its need to be more enhance the site to order taking. The company has no other affiliated department to deal with fulfillment of verity of services.

technicians. terms and conditions and their availability in different locations. Because our selected organization has capability to arrange these kinds of services at lower cost and have strong relations with its partners. Only in Dhaka Bangladesh Company has two / three competitors. trainers and other kind of personnel’s. and 32 Braizevealle Congo. 86 in Dhaka Bangladesh. This feasibility study also has to examine. so it is need to provide a network through which the company is able to make contracts with other business organization those want a solution of their business problems and have to deliver these promises. Bangladesh. These countries with include Pakistan. In Pakistan the company has not any competitor. One is Grameen Phone/Bangla Link. This segment has so much potential because there are so many organizations that needs of services those are out reach of the other business and involve so much cost. As the nature of the organization it is main concern of the business activities to online the services of the company through by which other partners or companies can easily access the all type of services available.CINergy Corporation 2. Company has only facing the problem having no marketing campaign and any advertisement of its ideas. 2. As discussion with the CEO of the organization we have found that the organization has a potential to make agreement and has ability to fulfill these agreement regarding to the import and export of the stationary item to business-to-business.5 Industry 9|Page Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore .4 Management and personnel The company has 124 employees and personnel in the different countries. The division of the employees in companies is 60 in Lahore Pakistan’s. Another silent feature of making the organization online is to introduce the organization as the importer and exporter of the routine stationary items. whether it is right to use internet as marketing campaign for our services.3 Online Market Environment and Competition According to our objective the main focus of our study is to examine the products viability and services viability with the online operations. 46 Kampala Uganda. 2. business-to-consumer. Uganda. Congo. These employees are mangers. Through they are also able to get information about these services. Our feasibility study analyzes that there is so much need of these kind of services those our selected company is basically providing. In Uganda and Congo there is only one company who is doing this job in Telecom sector.

training and development. technological and other kind of services.CINergy Corporation As per the introduction of our company. It’s also found that the company has many future demands in accordance with its services types. Except of all these activities the company is touch with its core current missions and offer large verity of the services to the all other companies. The strategy involve to make a systems where the active companies are interlink with each other and automatically has to updated their databases after transaction and end of the contracts. 2. it can involve the three companies including the CINergy Corporation. relationship currently activated between these two partners and if our company outsources these services. the company deals with the all support and direct services related to the staff. education and training related institutes. Currently the company has partnerships with lots of other companies those are involve with services provided by the company. These services involve the processing of SIM Cards. These are the main source of funding of the companies. All the revenues are earned from these sources or activities. Its also directly provides these stationary item to the various companies in Lahore. This service includes creating or managing the SIM card. Company has high potential to serve the all kind of these companies because the company has wide range of relation with other services related.7 Marketing and Sales strategies The Main strategy to sell and advertisement of the corporate services is to make the system of communication and attracting the customers online through the company portal. technology. There should be on place where the all these parities has contact with each other about their level of involvement.6 Business Model The corporate is currently providing the services to WARID Telecom Pakistan. makes available the SIM for using of the consumers. etc. Example if a company involves providing the training to other company’s staff. installing the application in the SIM through the some kind of software. Its purchase the stationary items form China and sell them in the local market or Local consumers. generating access codes. 10 | P a g e Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore . Company is also involved in a business of import and export. 2. like PIN codes or PUK codes. This field of the services has high growth rate because of the every organization has many problems relating their staff.

terms and condition. guarantees and warranties. Membership process and communication with partners Current Process E-enabled Initial Contract Initial Contract Dispatch applicatio n pack Complete d applicatio n pack received Cheque is banked Applicatio n pack download Applicatio n made via internet Payment received online Member details check Member entered on to system Documen t sent through email Member entered on to system Documen t sent through post 11 | P a g e Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore . 3. The other aim of the organization is to provide all kinds of services specification/products charges and prices.1 Operational requirements/Plan for system By analyzing the cost and benefits of the system we have the following plan for development of the company portal for its membership society.CINergy Corporation The company has strategy to sell directly to its customers through its sites or portal because the aim of the company is to provide the services and products at a low cost.

3.6 Running cost of change the process This cost involve because the training of the employees adapting new business technology.2 Cost of the Programmers This phase include the numbers of site developers.2. There are at least two or three programmers.2. 3.2.2. quires and complaints that required quick 12 | P a g e Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore .2.2 Financial Feasibility 3. 6MB or 8 MB.1 Technology cost To produce the ecommerce website it is need to a fast internet connection as available in Pakistan like 4MB.CINergy Corporation 3.5 Running cost This will involve the cost of running the web server and its maintenance cost. cost of web server and software.2.3 Costs for the consultancy support It is involve the cost of the services like guidance and techniques from the specialists. 3. Other cost involves the payment system like using banking services for receiving the payments. 3. 3.4 Cost of the training of the admin staff This section involve the cost of the organizational admin staff because there is need to little bit training of the staff to better understanding the operations of the company. As having internet and all the operations are online this will also involve the cost of become familiar to respond the emails.

3. When the members or clients are not have an email address these are allowed to download the document form the company site.2 Increase in revenues It is also the source of the revenue if the members will visit the portal of the organization.4. 3. This involves low cost as compared to the high cost in traditional system.3 Financial Benefits 3.1 Communication From the non-financial benefits.CINergy Corporation response while replying to customers/clients via email. memberships date or level.4 Non-financial Benefits 3. If all these cost and training phases.3. achieved this will make the system efficiently working and most beneficial to the company. The goggle adsence are providing the facility earn the profit through commercial and advertisement of the other companies at the sites. Like other members have knowledge about number of members with the organization. printing and posting cost of the members or partners. As the application process is completed the documents are sent to the partners via emails. 3.4.2 Transparency The information management website is a great source of getting information by the new members or other general public and makes the membership process efficient and transparent. the main benefit of the making system online is a enhancement of communication network. 3. that reduce the time and cost. As you can see in the figure that is online payment is also an element of this whole efficient management system. 13 | P a g e Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore . As the old system takes aver 14 to 15 days. The above figure is showing that over all method of managing the members or customers of the operations.3.1 Improve the cash flows The new introduced online payment system decrease the lead time to receive the payment within same day of the transactions or take minimum time. The companies can communicate with others partners without any problem in 24/7.

3 Globalization As the company has the internet and has portal.000.  Using the online banking system.5 Solutions The new strategy that described above required a efficient database for its site.4. MySQL. third party deals with the online accounts of the organizations and individual mange the overall payment and receipts of the revenues and payments. and credit card information.000 + records. Company can manage the payment from the members. MySQL can handle 50. full address. The available commonly used databases are Ms Access. MySQL is an ideal database type to create a prototype of an e-commerce web site. MySQL with the use of ASP (Active Server Pages) can best satisfy the functional requirements. and MS SQL Server.1 Technical Solution MySQL is preferred on the other databases because of the following reasons.5. the payment are received through the banking services 3. and retrieval of information from its member need rational data base management system. modification. The MySQL database can be easily upgraded to MS SQL at a later date. For example storing of data. This is more beneficial to target the customer and link with them through email. 3. this will make the company international and company can targets the customers from all over the world.      MySQL is licence free for registered charities. 14 | P a g e Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore .  PayPal services. 3.4.CINergy Corporation 3.4 Profiles of the Respondent The membership system enables the company to get the personal information of the members like name. There are many option of making the payment online but from them these are the most common systems:  Payments by the credit cards that is manual putting of the credit card number on the site.

 The company should be recommended to adapt MySQL database management system through the each member can access the information and updated the information according to their authority.  Company should use the any payment system that is described above but I recommend the two system those are using credit card and through the banking systems. investment insecurity but it is not a big issue because every business has some risks towards its investment but this type of risk is minimum as compared to the other kinds of risks like purchasing of materials.  There should be a complete exchanging of information between the partners through this portal. The recommendations are followings. Software and hire some of the site developer and site manager to manage the all activities through the portal. although these risks get much attention towards the safe business activities. risks in the projects type of the business.  The all over recommendations involve the some cost. Other kind of risk involves the political instability in the country.  It is also recommended to the company to purchase a web server and other related equipment. the system can be developed through 7-8 months and will be soon generating the cash after its completing. So it is suggest keeping in mind this kind of risk.  Company should develop a site or corporate portal through the information regarding the company and any product or services are detailed described.1 Recommendations Here the recommendations regarding with the whole project plan.  Company has business in different countries so it is great need to develop a network and communications system between these companies. there are heavy interest rates.6 Risk Factors There should be include the risk factors. purchasing of securities etc.  Company should also recommend training of its employees for adapting the new business environment and deals to meet the requests and quires of the customers and partners. 4. taxes and other kind of duties in import and export. 15 | P a g e Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore . Because it is not a long-term project. if the company has not funds available for this plan company can borrow it form any bank those provide the loans short-term.CINergy Corporation 3. All other firms dealing Pakistan are not willing to more servers in Pakistan because their much political influences in the activities of the business.

com/?expert=Idrees_Ahmed visited on 25 December 2010 at 9:50 pm.CINergy Corporation  All the recommendations are made in view to the overall benefits by the converting the traditional business to online.2 References  Information received by the direct meeting with the CEO  http://EzineArticles. 16 | P a g e Comsats Institute of Information and Technology Lahore . By this plan it is expected that company can earn the double profits and gain the famous and stakeholder’s confidence. 4.

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