Spring Breaks R Us is an online travel service that books trips to resorts for sttudents. Students have booked trips for decades but changes in technology have transformed the travel business in recent years. SBRU moved away from having campus representatives with posted fliers and moved to the Web early on. The basic idea is to get a group of students to book a room at a resort for one of the traditional spring break weeks. SBRU contracts with dozens of resorts in key spring break destinations in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean. Its Web site shows information on each resort and includes prices, available rooms, and special features. Students can research and book a room, enter contract information, and pay deposits and final payments through the system.
SBRU provides updated booking information, resort information updates, and travel information for booked students when they log in to the site.
The resorts also need access to information from SBRU. They need to know about their bookings for each week, the room types that are booked, and so forth. Before the spring break booking season starts, they need to enter information on their resorts, including prices and special features. Resorts need to be able to report and collect for damages caused by spring breakers during their stay.
SBRU has recently decided to upgrade its system to provide social networking features for students. It is currently researching possibilities and collecting information from prospective customers about desirable features and functions. From the business standpoint, the idea is to increase bookings by enhancing the experience before, during, and after the trip.
Who are the stakeholders for SBRU?
For each type of stakeholder, what aspects of the SBRU booking system are of particular interest?
List some of the main functional requirements for the major subsystem areas (resort relations, student booking, accounting and finance, and social networking)?
Describe some usability requirements for students, booking interactions, and social networking interactioons.
Assume that thee social networking at resorts will require wireless communication and connection to thee Internet, what are some requirements for this feature? Would you list them as functional or non-functional?