The Alabama Small Business Development Consortium (ASBDC) is an organization located at The University of Alabama that assists small businesses with their management and technology needs. The ASBDC team of the MIS Capstone provided the ASBDC with a web based data collection tool that has automated the process for them to collect data from their clients. Automating this process allows the ASBDC counselors to use their time more efficiently counseling rather than having to collect data as well as counsel.

The team was able to provide this tool buy purchasing an out-of-the box survey application and tailoring it to meet the requirements of ASBDC.

The tool has been completed and turned over to ASBDC on their server. We are currently in the process of assisting them in transferring the tool over to a production server within the information technology department at The University of Alabama.

The University of Alabama MIS program allows students to work on real projects that provide real value to real companies. Students learn to leverage people, processes and technology to solve problems and meet the challenges of today’s businesses head-on. For more information, call 205-348-5525 or visit


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