HI5019 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T1 2017 Assignment 2 (Business Report) Group Assignment

HI5019 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T1 2017

Assignment 2 (Business Report) Group Assignment (Week 10, 5pm Friday)

In groups, you will be required to conduct research on AIS/ERP Systems for your client. Your team is required to pick a case study in one of the areas mentioned below (not limited to). Then prepare a Business Report for the client detailing the processes of selecting an AIS/ERP to help them to make informed decision for investment in information system to take their business to the next level including:

Note: The red marking are the guidelines to do answer the question. Those points need to be explained critically when writing the homework:

Define business processes,

Write about: i) Revenue cycle business process; ii) expenses/ procurement cycle; iii) conversion cycle; iv) HR cycle; v) general ledge cycle also if it is manufacturing company, discuss conversion cycle:

Develop business requirements,

Develop business requirements or statement of user requirement

Data process report

Requirement Requirement Requirement

Also the system can: i) produce calculation of tax

ii) payslip

iii) Time record

iv) Reconcile

Also mentioned those business requirement

Also, i) Sales people; ii) Purchase people; iii) HR manager or HR people iv) General Ledger people; v) production people

Determine the systems requirements,

Modular

Multi-currency

Multi tax and accountants

Standard support add optability and Bolton capacity

Software and vendor selection

Software and vendor selection

Selection criterial-put at least name of 3 providers

SAP

CRUCIAL

NET

NOTE: QUESTION NUNBER 1-4 IS ONE PART

Determine at least three (3) ways which companies or organizations utilize such technologies to improve business efficiency

Evaluate the level of efficiency of the technology implementation

Examine potential security risks, data breaches

Provide guidelines on how these risks could be mitigated.

NOTE: QUESTION NUMBER 5-8 IS ANOTHER PART

100% literature review on each of them – go to the journal database and find out 3 journal article and explain them

The report should be about 3000 words and should be submitted in an MSWord format document for the client. Each group would be required to find AIS/ERP that addresses the different aspects of the clients’ business especially the area of their enumerated challenges and should also ensure that the client’s business requirements are addressed. You may also employ any analysis or design tool in the preparation of your report – so long as the results are suitable for presentation in the required Word document and are your own work.

Remember: this is a report intended to convince a board of directors to adopt your proposal. Your report must therefore be complete, yet concise; be clear and convincing, and professionally presented. Above all, the report must be specific to the needs of the business.

Case Studies in the areas of: (The team needs to email the lecturer their choice)

Public Transport

Flight Centres

Real state agencies

Education

Library

Banks

Immigration

Health

Medicine

Pollution

Manufacturing

Agriculture

Submission Requirements:

Research reports are to be presented in size 12 Times New Roman or 10 Calibri Font and double spaced. The research should include a list of at least 5 references used in the research report and a bibliography of the wider reading done to familiarize oneself with the topic.

Submission:

 Soft copy to self-check and Final Submission with cover sheet

You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your research should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words. All reports must use the Harvard referencing style. Marking rubrics are attached.

Assessment Criteria:

Type/Score

Very Good (10/10)

Good (7/10)

Satisfactory (5/10)

Unsatisfactory (3/10)

Fits with criteria /10

Appropriately choose an

AIS/ERP that fits. understanding of the nature and purpose of the business

Evidence of understanding of the nature and purpose of the business

Adequacy of understanding of the nature and purpose of the business

Reports that choose systems/software not relevant will lose marks from this category.

Type/Score

Very Good (15/15)

Good (11/15)

Satisfactory (8/15)

Unsatisfactory (5/15)

Presentation and

writing style

/15 marks

Information is well organized. Correct layout including times new roman, font size 12 or calibri, font size10, double spaced. About the right length.

Very well written, excellent paraphrasing and proper grammar and punctuation are used throughout.

Information is organized, Correct layout including times new roman, font size 12 or calibri, font size10, double spaced. About the right length.

Well written, some paraphrasing and proper grammar and punctuation

Information is somewhat organized, Some elements of layout or length incorrect.

Proper grammar and punctuation mostly used, but overuse of direct quotes.

Information is poorly organized, Some elements of layout or length incorrect.

Proper grammar and punctuation not always used.

Excessive overuse of direct quotes

Type/Score

Very Good (15/15)

Good (11/15)

Satisfactory (8/15)

Unsatisfactory (5/15)

Introduction

/15 marks

Introduces the topic of the research report in an extremely engaging manner which arouses the reader’s interest.

Gives a detailed general background and indicates the overall “plan”.

Introduces the topic of the research report in an engaging manner which arouses the reader’s interest.

Gives some general background and indicates the overall

“plan” of the report.

Satisfactorily introduces the topic of the research report.

Gives a general background.

Indicates the overall

“plan” of the report.

Introduces the topic of the research report, but omits a general background of the topic and/or

the overall “plan” of the report.

Type/Score

Very Good (20/20)

Good (15/20)

Satisfactory (10/20)

Unsatisfactory (5/20)

Criteria completion

/20

Evidence of understanding of the nature and purpose of the business.

Evidence of understanding of the implications for the company

The chosen software/system has the capacity to address challenges identified within the business.

Evidence of understanding of the implications for the company

You gain marks for ensuring that all of the points mentioned above as challenges within the business are covered in your report by the chosen software / system.

Type/Score

Very Good (10/10)

Good (7/10)

Satisfactory (5/10)

Unsatisfactory (3/10)

Evidence of

Research

/10 marks

Substantial range of appropriate and current,

supportive evidence

Good range of appropriate and current, supportive evidence.

Suitable range of supportive evidence used. Not always appropriate and/or current. Minimum cited.

Insufficient range or number of supportive evidence used.

Type/Score

Very Good (20/20)

Good (15/20)

Satisfactory (10/20)

Unsatisfactory (5/20)

Development of

Discussion

/20 marks

Logical, insightful, original discussion with well-connected paragraphs.

Evidence of full engagement with the literature found, with relevant and detailed analysis.

Detailed, original discussion develops logically with some connection between adjoining paragraphs.

Understanding of reading shown. Some relevant analysis.

Adequate discussion develops logically.

Understanding of reading shown. Few relevant analysis.

Inadequate discussion of issues and/or

lacking in logical flow

Little/no demonstrated understanding of reading.

None/little discussion or analysis.

Type/Score

Very Good (5/5)

Good (4/5)

Satisfactory (3/5)

Unsatisfactory (2/5)

Conclusion

/5 marks

An interesting, well written summary of the main points. An excellent final comment on the subject, based on the information provided.

A good summary of the main points.

A good final comment on the subject, based on the information provided.

Satisfactory summary of the main points.

A final comment on the subject, but introduced new material.

Poor/no summary of the main points.

A poor final comment on the subject and/or new material introduced.

Type/Score

Very Good (5/5)

Good (4/5)

Satisfactory (3/5)

Unsatisfactory (2/5)

Referencing

/5 marks

Correct referencing (Harvard) All quoted material in quotes and acknowledged.

All paraphrased material acknowledged.

Correctly set out reference list and bibliography included.

Mostly correct referencing (Harvard)

All quoted material in quotes and acknowledged. All paraphrased material acknowledged.

Mostly correct setting out reference list and bibliography included.

Mostly correct referencing (Harvard) Some problems with quoted material and paraphrased

material

Some problems with the reference list or bibliography.

Not all material correctly acknowledged.

Some problems with the reference list or bibliography.

Total

/100 marks

Final marks /20

HI5019 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T1 2017

HI5019 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T1 2017

HI5019 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T1 2017