Essay about Outline: Operating System and Business Systems

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OUTLINE

OVERALL OBJECTIVE:

Begin working on Service Request SR-rm-012, Business Systems, for Riordan Manufacturing. Write a 10- to 12-page paper and create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of the project, due in Week Five. Assume that the paper and presentation are to be presented to an executive management committee.

MAIN OBJECTIVES: (Must be included) Each type of business system and subsystem
A description of each business system and subsystem
Identification of the interrelationships of business systems and subsystems

WEEKLY OBJECTIVES

WEEK 2 OBJECTIVE:

Review the Home page and the Finance, and Accounting page located on the intranet site for Riordan Manufacturing.
Identify and describe, based on your review, existing and needed business systems and subsystems

WEEK 3 OBJECTIVE:

Review the Human Resources and Legal pages located on the intranet site for Riordan Manufacturing.
Identify and describe, based on your review, existing and needed business systems and subsystems.
Draft the next 2 to 3 pages of the paper.
*Submit an Outline of the Business Systems and Subsystems (2 points)

WEEK 4 OBJECTIVE:
Review the Sales & Marketing page located on the intranet site for Riordan Manufacturing.
Identify and describe, based on your review, existing and needed business systems and subsystems.
Submit your Learning Team Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Template (2 points)

WEEK 5 OBJECTIVE:
Review the Operations page for Riordan Manufacturing.
Identify and describe, based on your review, existing and needed business systems and subsystems.
Include information on the need for IT security in Riordan Manufacturing.
Include types of information systems and required security for Riordan Manufacturing.

Complete the Final paper (15 points) and project presentation (10 points).

WEEK 2/3: Identify and describe, based on your review, existing and needed business systems and subsystems.

(Pasted from Intranet site)
Riordan Manufacturing has three operating entities…Georgia, Michigan and California…plus a joint venture in the People's Republic of China. Basically, the operating entities each have their own Finance & Accounting Systems and they provide input that is consolidated at Corporate…San Jose. The basic components of each system are as follows:
General Ledger
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Order Entry
Procurement
Sales and Purchasing History
Invoicing and Shipping
Payroll
Financial Reporting
EDI*
Bar Code Reading*
EDSS (Executive Decision Support System)*
*San Jose Only
Background:
During the due diligence process in which Riordan acquired the operating entities in Michigan and Georgia the matter of F & A System's compatibility was not addressed.
Current Situation Regarding F & A Systems:
San Jose has a license for a fully integrated Windows based ERP manufacturing, distribution and financial management software application specifically designed for plastics processors and process and assembly manufacturers. The license does not include application source code.
Michigan had purchased a vendor developed software application and the attendant source code for their Fd & A and process application. The vendor is no longer in business. The application runs on a pair of DEC Alpha's, using the VMS operating system, VAX4000 work stations and programmed in C.
Georgia had purchased a vendor (different from Michigan) developed software application and the attendant source code for their F & A and manufacturing process applications. The systems run on a pair of AS400's, using UNIX operating system, use PC's (Windows) as workstations, and is programmed in RPG400.

WEEK 2/3: Identify and describe, based on your review, existing and needed business systems and…