Tutorial 9 Suggested Solutions.pdf

Custom software is more likely to satisfy your needs

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Custom software is more likely to satisfy your needs Might not get exactly what you need Process improvement Tend to automate existing business processes even if they are poor Adoption of a package may simplify or streamline a poor existing business process Quality Quality can vary depending on the development team Can assess the quality before buying Speed Can take years to develop Can acquire it now Staffing and support Requires in-house skilled resources to build and support a custom-built solution Requires paying the vendor for support Competitive advantage Can develop a competitive advantage with good software Other organizations can have the same software and same advantage 5. You are the Chief Information Officer for a medium sized retail store and would like to develop a web site to allow your loyal customers to see and buy your products on the Internet. Describe how you would determine the requirements for the new system. During the systems analysis phase, study the existing systems and work processes to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. You should attempt to an swer the question: “What must the information system do to solve the problem?”
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