Case Study Report On Information Management Systems Martni College Ims100 Case Study Report

2088 words - 9 pages

Case Study Report
IMS100 INformation management Systems
Assessment 3
Student Name:
ABC Timber and Hardware are a small chain of hardware stores operating out of 12 branches across the state. The current Information Management System (IMS) requires expert personnel to extract relevant information from the accounting system and therefore requires a longer period of time to progress down the supply chain. As a result, sales representatives are being presented with untimely and ineffective information. To resolve this problem a complete system overhaul is in place to replace the old information system with a completely new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Thus, providing all employees across 12 branches access to ‘real time’ data that is relevant to make effective and successful decisions to benefit the business.
Existing System’s Strengths and Weaknesses
ABC timber and hardware are operating a sophisticated computer network with a state of the art accounting system. The purpose of an Accounting Information System (AIS) is to collect, store, and process financial and accounting data and produce reports that managers can use for decision making. The issues with this system include limited accessibility for all personnel across the 12 branches. Limited access is resulting in untimely data preventing Sales Managers from making efficient and effective decisions. Company employees have been working for ABC Timber and Hardware for many years and the Board of Directors are concerned with the issue of ageing sales representatives retiring with expert and tacit knowledge.
Strengths of the current IMS
· Loyal employees and cliental who trust ABC Timber and Hardware
· Data on customers and sales are already stored in current IMS
· The current IMS does not show signs of security risks
· Sales personnel are already familiar with the current IMS and therefore minimal training is required
Weaknesses of the current IMS
· Ageing sales staff may retire with tacit knowledge that cannot be obtained from current IMS
· Data is not available to all sales personnel in real time
· Untimely data is resulting in inefficient and outdated decision making
· Limited accessibility
· System not up to date with current software and applications
Emerging Technologies Relevant to the Existing System
Operating System Questions
1. What software does your current accounting system use for processing data?
2. Where does the IMS store its data? If it is not stored in the cloud, what are your companies privacy policies on storing customer data in the cloud?
3. What is the company’s budget for implementing a new IMS? This cost would also have to involve additional training costs. Cloud based software reduces costs as updates are free and automatic.
4. Does the software require custom integration to meet mandatory business requirements? If so, costs and time integrating new IMS will increase.
ABC Timber and Hardware are currently operating two forms of Information...

Other Essays On Case Study Report on Information Management Systems - Martni College IMS100 - Case study Report

information systems individual assignment - damelin college - assignment

716 words - 3 pages able to view the subject that he is going to teach including the group that is going to attend that class. When designing the database, you must keep this information in mind:  A student must be able to access marks for one or many subjects that he/she is registered for (Example: a student can access marks for Programming 3A, Software engineering 1A, Project management, Information System 3A, etc.).  A registered student belongs to a certain

case study on project management - msu - case study

789 words - 4 pages Marketing in BOP Markets 4 Strategies of marketing to low-income people Case Study Sai Prathyusha Gadaeraju Central Michigan University – MKT560 9/30/18 Introduction There are more than two-thirds of the population that earn less than USD 2000 per annum but have more than $5 trillion worth purchasing power (World Bank Report, 2008). This gives great chance for the companies to earn more profits. These propositions are both economically and


1552 words - 7 pages control our operating expenses, we will not be able to compete effectively in our industry. (5) Costs are usually computed period wise. However, in the case of utilization of vehicles, use of road rollers etc., the costs are computed order wise. (6) Operating costing can be used for service performed internally or externally. (7) Documents like the daily log sheet, cost sheet etc. are used for the collection of cost data. · Application Of Operating


2353 words - 10 pages Management (FM) services. According to the given case study, the Scope, Time and Cost variation with project modifications were not discussed with SA health and this scenario is considered as an extreme risk but later resolved with a state commercial settlement. In the audit report, they have mentioned few recommendations for a better procurement management, which is as follows: · Frequency and content in reporting about the clinical equipment

Lab #7 Case Study on Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Napster - Legal Issues in Information Systems - Lab 4

1039 words - 5 pages harbor you are applying for. · Transitory communications (providing network communications services) · System caching · Storage of information on systems or networks at the direction of users (hosting) · Providing information location tools (search engines) (“Digital Law Online: DMCA Safe Harbors,” n.d.) Explain how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act affected the Napster music-piracy case. DMCA title I protects the creative digital copies of music


760 words - 4 pages aspects with Domino’s along with any fast food chain is that it’s not the healthiest food that gets put out and if the company had to put nutrition information on the pizza boxes it would hurt them extremely. If they introduced a line of salads they would be able to attract more customers and retain the ones who are looking for a healthy alternative. Domino’s Pizza Inc. can improve their organizational structure by implementing a strategic

Sales Force Management Case Study

1696 words - 7 pages . should include Susan Boland, two account managers, two of the top performing salespeople, and someone to offer technical assistance, if needed. The customer does not need to deal with too many people, but there should be enough staff available in case one person is not on hand. All employees involved with the customer should the customer history and be able to assist the customer. An inside sales representative is needed for the customer to be able

Book Report on Chasing the Flame - Wesley College, Model UN - Essay

1451 words - 6 pages (within the UN’s dysfunctional family). It is here I note: “At every turn: ‘We don’t know; ‘We don’t have the information; ‘We are too few to certify….'” Then I see the golden nugget, on page 219, in his words: “We are so remarkably ill-informed. We go into a place, we have no intelligence, we don’t understand the politics, and we can’t identify the points of leverage. See the PKI book cited above, and also the forthcoming book, PEACE INTELLIGENCE

Walmart Case Study competitive advantage - Strategic Management - Case study paper

4201 words - 17 pages large truck fleet transportation system and in case of perishables such as groceries are concerned, products are managed by Walmart’s suppliers’ inventory management systems connected directly to the store. Walmart also uses a technique known as “cross docking” whereby finished goods are taken straight from the supplier’s site, sorted, and delivered directly to the store. This leads to a reduction in the handling and storage of finished goods

Case Study

967 words - 4 pages Case Study AnalysisKelly KirklandComm/215September 12, 2014Colette Wanless-SobelThesis:Carl At ABC Inc, has run into problems at his job as a recruiter. Carl has a lack of organizational skills, leading ability, planning, time management, and controlling. I am going to discuss Carl's problems and solutions to those problems.Background:Carl Robins is the new campus recruiter at ABC Inc. He has hired 15 new trainees to work under Monica Carrolls

BUS 470 Barletta, case study on Southwest Airlines - Le Moyne College BUS 470 - Final exam, case study

1939 words - 8 pages among the US airlines in employing fuel hedging and derivatives contracts to counteract rising prices. · They also regularly upgraded and enhanced its management of information systems. · iii. Make it fun to fly on southwest and provide customers with a top-notch travel experience. · Southwest’s approach to delivering good customer service and building a loyal customer clientele was predicated on presenting a happy face to passengers, displaying

Similar Papers

A Report On Case Study Analysis

2151 words - 9 pages This case study report is requested by Dr xxx, the lecture of managing communications technology in xxx University . The case study comes from course study guide of managing communications technology (2008). This report is due on 05th of May, 2008.1.2Company backgroundTwo companies, Gretham Young (GY) and Jameson Business Systems (JBS) formalized their relationship and became a new company which is named Gretham Jameson Consulting (GJC). The new

Analyse And Present Research Information An Investigative Report On Training And Development In A Catholic College

4418 words - 18 pages for courses, and for relief staff to allow release time.B Personal time availability to attend courses.C Information and publicity on available courses, and particularly in the case of support staff, courses that are relevant to their line of work.To dispel part of the last point one of the respondents sighted the main challenge as, "Getting all staff to attend the Training and development opportunity seminar once a year".Enterprise EducationIn

Bba102 Report Case Study Business Of Management Bba Macquarie University Case Study

1537 words - 7 pages ………………………..6 Conclusion………………………………………………………………7 Reference List……………………………………………………….….7 INTRODUCTION The success to creating a positive and dynamic environment begins firstly with understanding groups and managing teams. Sir Richard Branson: managing groups and team objectives explore the characteristics of group teams and behaviours, functions and roles of managers and approaches to management. Discussed within this case study involves the argument

Hope Report On Fitness Components And Energy Systems St Patricks Mackay Hpe Report

2005 words - 9 pages HPE REPORT Table of Contents Introduction 3 Energy Systems 4 Fitness Components 5 Introduction Fitness components and energy systems are used in every day life from participating in sport to just walking up a set of stairs. It is important that if participating in sports or physical activity that the fitness components and energy systems are tailored and improved accordingly to have the most efficiency in completing the desired skills and drills