A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.
For strategic growth and competitive edge, it is important for the Cooperatives to understand the need for improving the internal Communication, real time market analysis to ensure convenience and ease to members.
The proposed ICON is to improve the access and outreach of information to all the members of the Cooperative for providing better information and operational convenience. The proposed portal should improve information service delivery mechanisms; achieve better information management and network with all other agencies, Government agencies, Statutory Organizations for better information and knowledge management. The Business and technological goals for portal are:
To strengthen good governance and broaden the member participation by leveraging ICT opportunities for sustained improvement
Significantly improving the Quality of Service (QoS) provided by the Co-Operatives
Instituting a mechanism of monitoring and evaluation of the functions of the Cooperatives
Improving the system for decision making with respect to planning and delivery of services / Goods
ICT usage in promotion of the cooperative growth and Development.
Ensuring effective program management to track progress.
Design Considerations for Proposed Technology Solution
The design considerations for the proposed technology solution, detail the requirements that the proposed technology solution should meet in order to fulfil the objectives. The design considerations for the proposed technology solution in the web application for ICON are: