PROBLEMS WITH PROCUREMENT PROCESS BEFORE SAP Warehouse Problems - Growth in finished goods inventory reduces warehouse space for raw material inventory. - Warehouse manager does not have data on sales price discounts. Accounting Problems - Three-way match discrepancies take time to correct. - Accounting data are not real time. Purchasing Problems - Purchasing agents not centralized, low training experience, and motivation difference. - Weak internal controls lead to limited scrutiny of purchases. Internal Control: limit the actions and behaviors of employees, processes, & systems within the organization to safeguard assets and to achieve objectives. CBI IMPLEMENTATION OF SAP - CBI had to reexamine & refocus their strategy. - The strategy examination process has three activities: Determine industry structure. Commit to specific competitive strategy. Develop objectives & measures for processes to support the competitive strategy. Chapter 5 Database and Content Management Q1 What is content? Q2 How can Content be Organized.
-The challenge in content management is indexing or cataloguing the right information, processing and storing it, and then getting it to the right person in the right format at the right time. -Data management focuses on how to efficiently and effectively store process these bytes (what content is represented by). This has typically been done through organizational database management systems (DBMS’s). -DBSM’s are central to the management of content data. -The presentation of content has gone through changes as company websites have matured. In the early days employees could post content directly to a companies website. This left the consistency of the look and feel of the site in jeopardy as well as the risk of incorrect data being posted.
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