Q Study is about PPLC (Process and Product Life Cycle) can be considered as one of the most significant and useful product Home, - Product Lifecycle Introduction This study discusses some important aspects associated with the development of a product related to the Informatics with an applicability scope in the franchise business. The product will be developed on considering the various principles and stages of the Product Development Lifecycle. The proposed product Franchise Point of Sale System product will be developed by considering some of the innovative ideas which can enhance the functioning of the franchise models of the business related to food chain or any other distributed network spread across the globe. The point of sale system equipped with the latest technology frameworks and methods can be considered as one of the potential requirement of a franchise and distributed business network in order to streamline and optimize its business-oriented operations in a more elegant and the efficient way. The development of the Franchise PoS system can be optimized and conducted on the basis of developing and following a very substantial product development policy and the framework. It is important to consider the different aspects of the product development strategy at the methodology in order to potentially provide the convenience of developing the Franchise PoS system in a systematic way. The Franchise PoS system can be developed by looking at the different aspects of the software development and the product development life cycle by following up a sequential stage of development. The different stages included in the development process for the product will need to be focused on with the perspective of critically analyzing and incorporating the different features which may be required in order to make them effective and efficient. Each different stage involved in the development process of the Franchise PoS system can be considered as important in order to potential in focus the attention who follow the best production and the development specific techniques which can make the product to be produced and the developed in the desired way. The Franchise PoS system can integrate and facilitate the overall franchise operations by using the informatics and other aspects of the technology (Hsiao et. al, 2016). Business Mission The development of the Franchise point of sale system is to facilitate The functioning of the franchise operations for a particular franchise network operating in the different parts of the globe. The point of saying systems can enhance the franchise operations and business network by facilitating its different franchises on outlets to potentially integrate and streamline the different business-oriented operations to be connected with each other. The point of sale system can potentially provide an integration opportunity for all the different franchises and outlets connected within the franchise network. The product development can be conducted on the basis of following a systematic approach and the strategy of product development and production. The systematic approach of the product development can provide many benefits in case of introducing the Different techniques of making the products more useful and productive for the producers and the manufacturers (Ptak & Schragenheim, 2016). Product lifecycle stages PPLC (Process and Product Life Cycle) can be considered as one of the most significant and useful product development technique which is used to develop the Franchise PoS system. It consists of different stages which include the following: 1. Development The Franchise PoS system can be efficiently developed on the basis of the basic idea of facilitating the franchise-oriented network which is spread across different parts of the globe and region. The different outlets and franchises need to be connected with each other in terms of integrating and exchanging the business-oriented information and the reporting related to the business in the real time. The integration of the business-oriented features and statistics in the form of a comprehensive point of sales systems can provide the significance to the business in order to run its operations efficiently. The Franchise PoS system can be potentially used and developed on the basis of considering the fact that the decision making top management of the company and the organization needs to be facilitated in terms of providing them real-time business specific statistics and the various reports. The development of the basic idea and need to use the potential Franchise PoS system can be considered as the first stage of the product development lifecycle (Nicholas & Steyn, 2017). 2. Introduction The Franchise PoS system's development can be introduced on the basis of developing a System Requirements Specification document which can be prepared on the basis of writing down different potential requirements of a potential franchise network. The different objectives of the business and the goals need to be clearly indicated in the SRS in order to provide the development team with all the adequate piece of information which is potentially required to develop the product in accordance with the need of the franchise business. There are important considerations which must be potentially by the development team in order to substantiate within the product to be developed and make the potential product specific qualities in accordance with the potential needs of the franchise network (Ramli, 2016). 3. Growth The development and growth of the product Franchise PoS system can be based upon integrating a specific product development strategy which includes to integrate the different aspects of the software development and make them connected with the hardware. The growth of the product will depend upon adopting a substantial development strategy which can potentially help the production and the development team to executive development activities in an optimized way (Nicholas & Steyn, 2017). Strategy The development strategy for the Franchise PoS system will potentially include who follow the different aspects of the agile system development tool such as the Software Development Life Cycle. The SDLC will provide an opportunity for the developers to potentially focus on the systematic approach of development to be integrated within the development related process (Ramli, 2016). Activities The different stages of the software development life cycle are illustrated and demonstrated in Figure 1. Planning The SRS will potentially provide the basic layout and the various Expectations of the business-oriented functioning which can be associated with the potential Franchise PoS system. The development plan needs to be set in the beginning in order to develop the product in a systematic way. The planning stage will include to potentially analyze and critically evaluate the different aspects of the development strategies which can be adopted in order to develop the product in accordance with the Expectations set by the potential client (Nicholas & Steyn, 2017). Defining & Designing The design and define phase of the software development life cycle can be considered as a very important step which includes translating the information Design illustrated in the software and system requirements specification document into the design. The design of the potential system and Franchise PoS system needs to be illustrated and created in this particular phase. The design can be integrated with the flow which is required within the proposed Franchise PoS system. Building The building or coding stage of Franchise PoS system can be considered as an important stage after the design phase. The development team including the web developers and other associated mobile app developers will potentially focus on the development of the various applications and web-based systems included in the proposed Franchise PoS system. This stage can be considered as very important as it can be considered as the backbone of the entire project. The development flow for the Franchise PoS system can be considered as an important part of the Franchise PoS system's overall development and productivity. The development team needs to be provided with all the different details including the technical specifications as well as the design-oriented information which needs to be integrated within the original system which is to be developed and launched as the final product (Nicholas & Steyn, 2017). Testing & Deployment The Franchise PoS system which is developed by the development team needs to be potentially checked with the up possibility of occurrence of different functional errors and bugs. The testing phase will provide an opportunity for the quality assurance analyst to use their skills and investigative ability to potentially look at the flow of the application and the system in order to highlight the various bugs. The development team will need to potentially perform another iteration of the development in order to substantially incorporate the various feedback and the errors highlighted by the quality assurance team in order to make the application and the product to be more optimized and integrated. Once the quality assurance team provides a sign of about the functioning of the beta version of the system, it can be potentially launched and deployed on the workstations to be used for the franchise operators and clerks (Ramli, 2016). Technical Support The technical support is an important aspect of the product development after it is completed with the perspective of providing the convenience of better operability of the system within the real-time business environment. The technical support department plays an important role in order to potentially train the sales and the operational staff of the franchisees and the business outlets in order to get familiar with the use of the system in the real time (Nicholas & Steyn, 2017). R&D stages The research and development is a continuous process associated with the proposed Franchise PoS system after it's developed and launched on the workstations of the outlets of the business. There is a possibility that the new business-oriented scenarios and possibilities may get into the way of the operational staff which can make it challenging for the business organization to efficiently tackle with. The specific business oriented scenarios and problems which come across the way of the business operations of the franchise network will need to be potentially incorporated with in the existing version of the Franchise PoS system. The different set of the business-oriented functions and the subsequent facilitation can be integrated and launched in the form of a new release of the Franchise PoS system. The research and development will continually provide the optimum support of introducing the innovative and more modern concepts of the operations and provision of the business-oriented functionality within the Franchise PoS system (Ramli, 2016). 4. Maturity The Franchise PoS system will need to be made mature and stable once its beta version is developed and successfully launched on the workstations. It is important for the operational staff to coordinate with a technical support team in order to potentially highlight the different problems and the issues related to the use of the system. The technical support team will provide assistance to the sales clerks and other operational staff of the franchise network to get familiar with the use of the point of sales systems in order to get the maximum level of the productivity at the sales outlet. The process will continue in order to make the system to work more efficiently and make it stable in accordance with the business-oriented Expectations of the franchise network (Crawley, Cameron & Selva, 2015). 5. Saturation The Franchise PoS system potential use and distribution will depend upon certain factors related to its applicability within the real-time market-oriented dynamics. There is a possibility that the Franchise PoS system's use becomes saturated within the market and the franchise network will need to introduce some of the most innovative and latest features in the form of another substantial and associated system. There is also a possibility that Franchise PoS system can be integrated with the best payment processing services in order to make it more streamlined and optimized. The saturated version of the Franchise PoS system can be potentially transformed into the development of another associated development product which can be made based upon the secure payment processing in accordance with the various security standards such as Payment Application Data Security Standard (Hsiao et. al, 2016). Possible Risks It is important to potentially focus on the illustration of the various risks associated with the product development for the Franchise PoS system. The time-specific constraints and capacity enhancement of the staff associated with the functioning of the business-oriented operations is an important consideration. The existing manual methodology adopted by the franchise and the outlets can be considered as less productive and the potential new proposed Franchise PoS system can provide the franchise network to run its business-oriented operations in a more efficient and the concise way. However, there are many potential challenges which can come across the way of the sales and the operational staff in connection with the potential use of the Franchise PoS system in the real time. The familiarity about the technology is considered an important aspect which needs to be considered as one of the important challenges. The operative part of using the Franchise PoS system can be considered as an easy part but it can become challenging in case of any potential technical problem coming in the overall prospects of the business-oriented functioning and the running of the system. The staff working at the sales outlet needs to be provided with a continuous support in the technical domain for conducting the operations in a more concise way (Ptak & Schragenheim, 2016). Conclusion & Costing techniques The Franchise PoS system's one unit will potentially include a software (web, mobile and desktop version), a computer system, payment card reader and a barcode scanner. The entire unit of one Franchise PoS system will include and equipment and apparatus which will potentially cost around 2000$. This cost can be considered as applied to each of the franchise and the outlet which can be added to the total number of the franchise and the outlets which are to be integrated with in the PoS system's network. There are potentially many important aspects of the developing the Franchise PoS system which can be considered in order to streamline and optimize the development process to be conducted and completed in a very efficient way. The efficiency in the production will help to control the cost specific features and potentially save the unnecessary operational and the development costs. This will also provide the development process to become more stable and reliable. The Franchise PoS system can be potentially used in order to optimize and streamline the existing business printed operations associated with the franchise networks. The franchise networking of the business operations is usually based upon solving the similar business-oriented concept within different outlets and branches of the business network spread across different geographical parts. The Franchise PoS system can potentially provide assistance in order to develop a better coordination between the different branches of the franchise network and the efficiency of the sales oriented operations at the business oriented outlets which are located at different parts of the geographical locations can be streamlined and optimized. The integrated version of the business oriented operations can be facilitated by potentially using the Franchise PoS system in order to provide the enhanced version of the business oriented aspects at the branch level. The use of the Franchise PoS system can also provide the top management and the decision making individuals of the franchise networks to look at the various business related statistics and the reports associated with the day as well as other periodic pattern. This will provide them a better opportunity to take the decisions which are useful for the enhancement of the business specific operations.