MIS 427 EXAM 1 Review

MIS 427 EXAM 1 Review - MIS 427 Exam 1 Review ERP Case 1)...

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MIS 427 Exam 1 Review ERP Case 1) Why might executives think the way the first two results of the surveys indicate? a. ERP technology will not support their business: They think this because ERP  software might not be designed specifically for their business processes.  2) How could the third survey result occur? a. Costs are so high they might not recover from implementing ERP for a while. b. ERP implementation fails at a high rate. 3) If these results are moderately likely, why do businesses bother to implement ERP?  a. Opportunity for substantial reward b. 4) Regarding the 3 business issues cited in this article, what are the key factors that need  to be addressed in order to resolve these issues? a. How much standardization is needed.  Can competitive advantage be gained  from a standardized software package? b. Best in breed or adopt single vendor? c. Staffing: Projects last for long periods of time.  Choose best employees, makes  other areas weaker.  New employees less skilled.  5) Regarding the likely future directions suggested in this article comment on how they are  likely to unfold.  Reengineering Work: Don't Automate, Obliterate 1) Comment on the title of this article: What is the essence of reengineering?   2) Of the 7 principles of reengineering discussed in this article, which 3 do you believe are  the most important? Why? a. Organize around outcomes, not tasks. i. Important because the person who is assigned to the process knows all  steps involved and the status of the process at every stage. b.
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course MIS 427 taught by Professor Vanleuvan during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.

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