Business Report – A Computer-based Information System Proposal

Using this book as the only Ref Management Information Systems (Australasian Edition) 2014
by Rainer, R. Kelly
Gray, Heather
Pye, Graeme
Task – Business Report – A Computer-based Information System Proposal
Length – Approximately 2500 words
Task Rationale – A business report is an essential component to actively manage an organisation. Management uses such reports to plan and track progress toward its goals. A Computer-based Information System Proposal is a business report which is important for meeting strategic goals such as enhancing the productivity, day-to-day business process and customer relationships within an organisation. Successful completion of this report will give you an insight into how to plan a major upgrade in a business.
Scenario
You have purchased a business which is located in a country town. There are no computers on the premises and all orders are taken manually. The previous owner had a terrific memory and knew all of his customers by name, but unfortunately none of this information is located anywhere on the premises. Inventory was tracked in a note pad, along with employee payroll, and marketing strategies. The business does not have a website, uses very little marketing except word-of-mouth, and essentially still operates the same as it did in mid 1980s when the business started. In order to improve and update your business you are going to implement a new Computer-Based Information System (CBIS). Although you are only implementing one functional area information system, you will identify other information systems that will need to be implemented in your business in the future.
Task Description – Write a detailed business report, that is, a Computer-based Information System proposal to convert a manual information system into a digitised information system. The report should strictly follow the following structure and word limits.