Welcome to the home page for the Liaison Contractual Timekeeping project. This project is part of the Computer Science curriculem at Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, IL. The goal of this project was to not only demonstrate the team's learned skills and ability to work as a team, but to also create a slick and user-friendly application that will help the Liaison company with their daily work flow.

As previously stated, the goal of this project was to create a contractual time keeping application. On Liaison's website, they state that "Liaison Technologies is a global integration and data management company providing unique & high-value solutions to securely integrate, transform and manage complex business information on-premise or in the cloud." Because of this, a Liaison employee may work on many different projects throughout a typical work day. The problem is that it is not an easy task to keep track of which projects or projects an employee has worked on and also how long the employee has worked on a project for. We have developed this application to help ease this problem. Our application was designed with both the administrator and the employee in mind. This is becase there must be an administrator who can add or remove projects, and an employee who can view and work on these projects. When an employee works on a project, they are able to record and submit their time to an integrated database system within the application. An administrator can then create reports to view an employee's work time for individual or multiple projects, as well as between specific dates.

An overview of our application's usability:
Name: Brent Schmidt
Email: brentschmidt@siu.edu
  • Navigation
  • Website Look and Feel
  • Report Generation
  • Database Implementation
Name: Darrin McIntyre
Email: darrinmcintyre1515@gmail.com
  • Prototyping
  • UI Design
  • Graph Report Generation
PHP 5.4
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MySQL 5.6.12
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WAMP Server 2.4
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phpMyAdmin 4.0.4
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Admin Dashboard
Admin Create User
Admin Create Job
Admin Create Announcement
Admin Create Report
Employee Dashboard
Employee Job View
Employee Timer
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