Strategic Information System Assignment

Added on -2020-02-24

The following document is based on the Strategic Information System, and it is divided into two parts: the current organizational structure, preferred system acquisition technique, and operational problems. In the next section, we'll look at the evolution and acceptance of accounting software packages, as well as the current market size and any existing gaps or issues.

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Running head: STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMStrategic Information SystemName of StudentName of UniversityAuthor Note
1STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMTable of ContentsPart 1..........................................................................................................................................21. Current organisational structure.........................................................................................22. Operational problems that Wesfarmers could experience because of this structure..........33. Preferred system acquisition method..................................................................................34. Describing and preparing a system flowchart of the sales procedures of Wesfarmers......45. Identifying any control problems in the system.................................................................5PART 2.......................................................................................................................................61. Development and adopting accounting software packages................................................62. The current market size......................................................................................................63. Identifying leaders in the market........................................................................................74. Identifying current gaps or challenges encountered by users.............................................8Reference List.........................................................................................................................9
2STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMPart 11. Current organisational structure Every organisation consists of a certain structure that allocates the task of theorganisation among the employees or the stakeholders so that no confusion about the role ofthe different designations occur (Friesen et al. 2014). Through the structure, theorganisational operation, the supervision of the task through coordination is carried out inorder to achieve the organisational goal and its objective. The structure that prevails inWesfarmers is the hierarchical structure. The organisational structure of Wesfarmers includesthe director at the top of the organisation followed by the manager and regional manager whohandles the different regional offices where the organisation operates (Wesfarmers.com.au2017). The team leaders are next in line that looks after the job that is being done. Theemployees report to them directly and they form the ground level supervisor of theorganisation. The general manager designation also prevails just after the director whosupervises the different departments of the organisation like the production, finance,marketing and R&D (Sorensen and Stanton 2013). Without a proper organisational structure,it can be difficult for Wesfarmers to maintain the level of consistency it has in the Australianbusiness market. This can hamper the growth of the organisation. 2. Operational problems that Wesfarmers could experience because of this structureThe operational problem that the organisation could experience includes the problemrelated to hierarchy. The operation of the hierarchy at the top level is always very clear butwith the descending order of the structure, the issue that surfaces create confusion among themembers of the organisation. According to Hill, Jones and Schilling (2014), the real problemthat arises is that the manager or the supervisors often take up an authoritative role in theorganisation or branch of the organisation. They dominate the employees or the executives in
3STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMa wrong way that de-motivates the employees, which in return affect the organisationaloperation. Another issue related to the operational problem within the organisation is that ofcommunication. The lack of communication within the members of the organisation createsconfusion and the scope of improvement within the organisation in relation to the role of theemployees is hampered. Cost is another operational problem that may come up withemploying multiple designators. A delegation of job roles is another problem that theauthority of Wesfarmers may face in future. The problem may arise when the delegation ofthe responsibility is not circulated among the employees properly.3. Preferred system acquisition methodThe engineers always face a problem while choosing the appropriate method ofsystem acquisition in relation to the requirements of the organisation. The systems that theorganisations use mostly depend upon the capability of that company. There is no guidanceavailable in the choice of the acquisition method as there are numerous system acquisitionmethods available that confuses the people (Yen et al. 2015). Wesfarmers is a conglomeratethat deals with multiple types of products. The ERP software is best suited for Wesfarmers. Itis said to be effective software with all required prospects that are needed by the organisation.The ERP (Enterprise Resourcing Planning) is used by organisations to manage the operationsthat the organisation is operating. The ERP is apt for Wesfarmers because the organisation asmentioned earlier is a conglomerate that is very diverse in its products and services. Themanagement of the operations is multifaceted as the organisation deals with supermarketservices, home furnishings, coal mining and many other industries (Leon 2014). To managesuch hugely diverse industry, Wesfarmers must use the acquisition method of ERP that suitsthe demand of the organisation in relation to the managerial operation and accounting systemof the organisation. The most important benefit of using ERP is that the service it provides isfar worthier than the initial cost that is required during the installation of the software.

In conclusion, we discussed two parts of the assignment in which we discuss acquisition techniques, operational problems, and accounting software packages. The Sales procedure of Wesfarmers includes four levels that are marketing, qualifying, proposing, and delivering in the sales of the services and the products.

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