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Assignment 1 (Literature Review) Individual Assignment HI5019 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T1 2018 WEEK 6 Friday 5 pm Each student will write a literature review of NOT more than 2500 words. The...

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Assignment 1 (Literature Review)
Individual Assignment
HI5019 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T1 2018
WEEK 6 Friday 5 pm
Each student will write a literature review of NOT more than 2500 words. The review should demonstrate that the student has thoroughly researched their topic. Students should use examples of business practice from the scholarly journals papers, conferences, books and professional magazines to support their arguments
The literature review would be on an organisation (company) that is using accounting software packages in Australia. The research would cover:
PART 1
1. The current organizational structure 2. What operational problems (e.g., inefficiency, errors) do you think the organisation could experience because of this structure? 3. What is the most likely system acquisition method— commercial software, custom software, or ERP? 4. Describes and prepare a system flowchart of the sales procedures for the chosen organisation (company) 5. Identify any control problems in the system and what sorts of fraud are possible in this system?
PART 2
1. Development and adoption of the accounting software packages, 2. The current market size, 3. Identify the leaders in the market and what gives them the competitive advantage, 4. Identify the current gaps or challenges encountered by users or customers of accounting software/packages and make relevant suggestions or recommendations.
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HI5019 SIS INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT T1 2018
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:
Score Very Good XXXXXXXXXXGood XXXXXXXXXXSatisfactory XXXXXXXXXXUnsatisfactory (5-7) 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
Score Very Good XXXXXXXXXXGood XXXXXXXXXXSatisfactory XXXXXXXXXXUnsatisfactory (5-7) 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.
Score Very Good XXXXXXXXXXGood XXXXXXXXXXSatisfactory XXXXXXXXXXUnsatisfactory (6-9) Evidence of Research
/20 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.
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HI5019 SIS INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT T1 2018
Score Very Good XXXXXXXXXXGood XXXXXXXXXXSatisfactory XXXXXXXXXXUnsatisfactory XXXXXXXXXXDevelopment of Discussion
/30 marks
Logical, insightful, original discussion with wellconnected 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. Score Very Good XXXXXXXXXXGood (7-8) Satisfactory (5-6) Unsatisfactory (3-4) Conclusion
/10 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.
Score Very Good XXXXXXXXXXGood (7-8) Satisfactory (5-6) Unsatisfactory (3-4) Referencing
/10 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
General Comments:
Answered Same Day May 07, 2020 HI5019

Solution

Debmanjari answered on May 09 2020
144 Votes
STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T1
Part 1
1. The Cu
ent Organizational Structure of Ford

Ford follows an integrated organizational structure recently operating as one of the leaders in adopting accounting software systems in the manufacturing industries in Australia. Ford is having an experience of 25 years in the industry of Finance and in SaaS industry. Ford is having one lakh and eighty seven thousand employees and sixty two plants all over the world. Ford is also one of the manufacturing giants of the world.(Galliers and Leidner, 2014). The most renowned departments of Ford are Global Marketing, Sales and Service, Human Resources and Corporate Services, Quality and New Model Launch, Global Product Development, Government and Community Relations, Global Purchasing, Communications, Finance and Legal Accounting. Ford follows the following hierarchies:- Corporate Hierarchy, Regional Geographic Division and Global Functional Groups. Ford is producing lots of SUVs these days and wants to gain expertise after acquiring a cloud-based accounting software program with the help of all the existing departments. Ford is also playing the role of one the greatest giant manufacturers of cars in the world with its immediate competitors being Toyota Motors and Jaguar Cars. Ford is also trying to place its cloud-based accounting software as one of the giant players with the establishment of the Cloud-Based Accounting Software Platform. Ford, Australia is also stepping at its best platform with the help of the Vice President of Ford and now it is trying to gain its name in the cloud-based accounting software program of Australia. Ford has already acquired a cloud-based accounting software program.
2. What operational problems (e.g., inefficiency, e
ors) do you think the organisation could experience because of the structure?
The frequent operational problems (e.g., inefficiency, e
ors) that Ford could experience because of the structure are the operational problems related to accounting systems of Ford. Ford has never keep a sharp focus on the calculations part of accounting problems that crop up for the purpose of utilization of the accounting software. Ford also its strong Finance team but that team especially looks into the overall growth of Ford but not into the small perfection that is required for the sake of calculations. A new operational software should be installed by Ford to check the problems related to inefficiencies of the accounting software system. (Kellner and Swihart, 2014). Moreover, Ford is also witnessing small operational problems related to inefficiencies or e
ors related to the marketing strategies of the accounting software such as, operational problems related to segmentation, targeting and positioning strategies that are required for the purpose of marketing Ford and also for the purpose of catering Xero to other new nations where it has been not operating recently. Ford, therefore, requires to develop a very strong strategic team (consisting of both teams, finance and marketing teams) to solve all of its operating problems in every sphere. Apart from this, Ford, also needs to keep a very keen look on its strategic team, or better it can acquire a
and new software to control all sorts of dysfunctional problems of the accounting software cropping up from operational problems. (Pearlson et.al., 2016).
3. What is the most likely system acquisition method - commercial software, custom software, or ERP?
Custom Software is the most likely system acquisition method as the term ‘Custom Software' means a software that is developed for a specific organization. Ford also needs to adopt the ‘Custom Software' acquisition method for the process of acquisition of a new software by the existing accounting software service system, Ford for the purpose of checking all sorts of operational problems occu
ing within the accounting software service system, Ford and also for the purpose of best performance of the accounting software service system, Ford. Moreover, the process of ‘Custom Software' acquisition will help Ford to proper utilize the new software in its own ways and in its own processes in its own service system to check and filter all operational problems cropping up within the accounting software and using means to remove them in its own system installation rooms at respective workplaces of Ford, Australia. Ford also likely possesses the tendency of acquiring software in ‘Custom Software' acquisition method only for keeping the procedure of utilization of another software within the traditional accounting software service system, Ford totally secret from its subscribers and from its customers only for keeping the goodwill of Ford intact to its subscribers and to its customers. Ford also needs that acquisition method for melding the new acquired software with the existing accounting software, Ford to create a totally
and new software service system:- a mixture of the accounting software service system and a strategic software service system. (Arvidsson et.al., 2014).
4. Describes and prepare a system flowchart of the sales procedures for the chosen organization (company).
A system flowchart of the sales procedures of Xero is as follows:-Picking the items
The ultimate shipping to customers
Processing sales orde
Preparing customer purchase orde
Producing or Manufacturing Items
Producing tickets to pick
Determining the specific quantity of ordered items
Ordering the Items
Creating the process of packing, shipping and invoicing
The ‘POP' Decision consisting of ‘Picking It', ‘Ordering It' or ‘Producing ...
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