HomeMSEUF Research Studiesvol. 14 no. 1 (2012)

Development and Validation of Flora Inventory Management System

Raymond S. Bermudez | Maria Cecilia G. Cantos

Discipline: Computer Science, Information Technology



This study aimed to develop and validate an information management system for flora inventory of Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Lucena City. The system was developed following the phases of Rapid Application Development (RAD). This process involves the following stages: requirements planning through interviews with the flora inventory study proponents who technically know the flora inventory processes and its importance; user design for the development of the system models that represent all outputs, inputs, system process / features and database design of the system; and construction which focused on application development in which PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver, Apache server, and MySQL database were used in coding of the system. After the iterative process of user design and construction phases, system testing was conducted in order to validate the system features. The system testing involved the project developers and the flora inventory study proponents. From the validation results, it was concluded that the developed system has successfully attained the intended features. However, enhancement and additional features were suggested by the validators of the system. These will be incorporated to prepare the system for implementation. Among others, this research recommends the implementation of the system and its use to assist the on-going flora inventory in the university.