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A Platform as a Service (PaaS)is like Google Docs in the sense that it also runs on the cloud. It works on the internet so it can be accessed from anywhere. PaaS can use common applications, as well as the ability to build the company’s own applications. Unfortunately, Kingomay not have the appropriate knowledge to use the PaaS system to its full capacity.The price for the PaaS varies depending on how many users will access and much storage is needed. The average price for the service packages ranged from $300 to $600 per month, which is about $3,600 to $7,200 per year. This is a speedier option, with initial completion taking about3 days. There’s also a possibility that further customization will need to take place after the initial installation, which could cost Junk Van an additional $180 per hour. Kingo would have to get more information about how much of a platform he needs in order to budget correctly.
November 16, 2017An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systemis designed to be built around a central database. It can be accessed remotely from anywhere and can handle all the logistics of a business from sales to human resources. The ERP service is targeted towards small and mid-sized companies, but “small”, in this case, is regarded as a company with at least 20 users. Kingo’s company has half the number of recommended users. This option seems to be the most expensive of all the other options. Should Kingo decide to signup for this service, he would have to increase his prices to accommodate the price of his IT system. Since Junk Van has a generic low cost strategy, this option is out of reach. Google Docsmay be the best option for Junk Van since it fits the generic strategy of cost leadership that Kingo has put in place. This online application can be used to create text documents, spreadsheets, slide-based presentations, and forms. Forms could be quickly created, shared with multiple people, and employees can work simultaneously on the same file. Differentuser profiles can be created, so employees can use it remotely. Kingo can develop settings for documents and for employees allowing full access or limited access to editing and sharing. Email distribution is supported for customers, which is a feature that Kingo specified he wanted.Google Docs can be implemented quickly and is easy to use. It is free for up to 10 users or for a small business fee of $5 per user per month or $50 per year, which is relatively inexpensive compared to the other options available. This would keep Kingo’s costs low and in return, low prices for customers.ConclusionSince the start of 1-888-JUNK-VAN, Kingo has used a cost leadership strategy in order to maintain and grow his business. Now that the business has expanded, Kingo is in need of a new IT program to help with many of his information errors, inefficiencies, and customer services issues, while still preserving his virtual business model and the generic strategy to offer the same low-price service to his customers. While keeping Junk Van’s generic strategy in mind, Google Docs would be the best option for Kingo and his business. There are only few downsides to Google Docs, such as the data cannot be cross-referenced, there is a lack of customer support, and since this is a cloud computing system, it could lead to confidentiality issues. However, there are many features that Google