Systems Analysis and Design CIS210
April 20, 2014
In today’s market a business must be able to adapt to change and be able to provide a service that is reliable and fast. In this week’s assignment, our task is to automate our sisters clothing store from a manual tracking and ordering system, to an updated fully automated system. This type of systems request is usually the starting point of projects. Systems requests will help the business improve service to customers and reduce costs (Shelly-Rosenblatt, pg 59). In order to do this we will need to discuss the equipment, the cost of the system, what it takes to maintain the system and provide a chart that explains the ...view middle of the document...
After the product has been installed and training has been provided on its use, it should be simple to work and support is only a phone call away. I feel this will be the most expensive part of our upgrade. A decision would have to be made on the type of software to purchase. One software package still requires the employee’s to track the data as it comes and goes into the store. Another software package allows the database to be updated as products leave the store. This method will be more expensive but will provide the greatest information on sales and tracking.
After setting up the hardware and installing the software, all employees must be trained on the new software. Training is a portion of maintenance that can’t be ignored. It must be embraced by all employees and training will help them understand a database is only as good as the information entered into it. Other maintenance to be considered will be the purchasing of paper, ink, eventually the upgrade of our sisters hardware and software. All of the maintenance issues discussed can be addressed with proper budgeting and time management.