Business Report

In groups of three or four, you will be required to conduct research on Information Systems
for your client. Your team is required to pick a case company in one of the areas mentioned
below (not limited to). Develop a proposal for a new information system for your client (NOT
more than 3,500 words) detailing the requirements listed below. The proposal will help your
client to make informed decision for investment in information system and to take their
business to the next level.

  1. Identify the company’s critical success factors and primary objectives. What types of
    information might be helpful in evaluating these objectives? Create a mission
    statement that would be appropriate for your client business.
  2. Develop a formal organizational chart based on the information given.
  3. Analyse the current system and identify specific control weaknesses that must be
    addressed by a new, improved system. As part of your analysis, prepare a document
    flowchart and a data flow diagram of the current system.
  4. Describe the primary features of this new system and explain why this is the best
    solution for your client to pursue. Discuss the relevance of such advanced technologies
    as MRP, MRPII, and EDI as information system options.
  5. The proposal should also contain the following items:
    a. A description of the technology platform for the system.
    b. A list of financial and nonfinancial data attributes for each entity in the ER
    diagram.
    c. Four user views, which can be source documents or management reports. At
    least one view should support the needs of a non-accounting user.
    d. Examine potential security risks, data breaches and provide discussion of the
    appropriate accounting controls for the new system.
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    HI5019 SIS GROUP ASSIGNMENT T2 2018
    The report should be about 3,500 words and should be submitted in a Microsoft Word format
    document for the client. Each group member is required to work on the proposal and
    contribute to all assignment requirements.
    Remember: this is a report intended to convince a board of directors to adopt your proposal.
    Your report must therefore be complete, yet concise; be clear and convincing, and
    professionally presented. Above all, the report must be specific to the needs of the business.
    Case Compnay in the areas of: (The team needs to email the lecturer their choice)
    ? Public Transport
    ? Flight Centres
    ? Real state agencies
    ? Education
    ? Library
    ? Banks
    ? Immigration
    ? Health
    ? Medicine
    ? Pollution
    ? Manufacturing
    ? Agriculture
    Submission Requirem
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    HI5019 SIS GROUP ASSIGNMENT T2 2018
    Assessment Criteria:
    Score Very Good (9-10) Good (7-8) Satisfactory (5-6) Unsatisfactory (3-4)
    Fits with criteria
    /10
    Appropriately choose a technology
    that fits. Evidence of good
    understanding of the nature and
    purpose of the business
    Evidence of understanding of
    the nature and purpose of
    the business
    Adequacy
    of understanding of the
    nature and purpose of
    the business
    Reports that choose
    systems/software not
    relevant will lose marks
    from this category.
    Score Very Good (12-15) Good (9-11) Satisfactory (8-10) Unsatisfactory (5-7)
    Presentation
    and writing
    style
    /15 marks
    Information is well organized.
    Correct layout including times new
    roman, font size 12 or calibri, font
    size10, double spaced. About the
    right length.
    Very well written, excellent
    paraphrasing and proper grammar
    and punctuation are used
    throughout.
    Information is organized,
    Correct layout including times
    new roman, font size 12 or
    calibri, font size10, double
    spaced. About the right
    length.
    Well written, some
    paraphrasing and proper
    grammar and punctuation
    Information is somewhat
    organized, Some
    elements of layout or
    length incorrect.
    Proper grammar and
    punctuation mostly used,
    but overuse of direct
    quotes.
    Information is poorly
    organized, Some
    elements of layout or
    length incorrect.
    Proper grammar and
    punctuation not always
    used. Excessive overuse
    of direct quotes
    Score Very Good (12-15) Good (9-11) Satisfactory (8-10) Unsatisfactory (5-7)
    Introduction
    /15 marks
    Introduces the topic of the
    research report in an extremely
    engaging manner which arouses
    the reader’s interest.
    Gives a detailed general
    background and indicates the
    overall “plan”.
    Introduces the topic of the
    research report in an
    engaging manner which
    arouses the reader’s interest.
    Gives some general
    background and indicates the
    overall “plan” of the report.
    Satisfactorily introduces
    the topic of the research
    report.
    Gives a general
    background.
    Indicates the overall
    “plan” of the report.
    Introduces the topic of
    the research report, but
    omits a general
    background of the topic
    and/or
    the overall “plan” of the
    report.
    Score Very Good (17-20) Good (13-16) Satisfactory (10-12) Unsatisfactory (6-9)
    Criteria
    completion
    /20
    Evidence of understanding of the
    nature and purpose of the
    business.
    Evidence of understanding of the
    implications for the company
    The chosen software/system
    has the capacity to address
    challenges identified within
    the business.
    Evidence of
    understanding of the
    implications for the
    company
    You gain marks for
    ensuring that all of the
    points mentioned above
    as challenges within the
    business are covered in
    your report by the chosen
    software / system.
    Score Very Good (9-10) Good (7-8) Satisfactory (5-6) Unsatisfactory (3-4)
    Evidence of
    Research
    /10 marks
    Substantial range of appropriate
    and current, supportive evidence
    Good range of appropriate
    and current, supportive
    evidence.
    Suitable range of
    supportive evidence
    used. Not always
    appropriate and/or
    current. Minimum cited.
    Insufficient range or
    number of supportive
    evidence used.
    Score Very Good (17-20) Good (13-16) Satisfactory (10-12) Unsatisfactory (6-9)
    Development of
    Discussion
    /20 marks
    Logical, insightful, original
    discussion with well-connected
    paragraphs.
    Evidence of full engagement with
    the literature found, with relevant
    and detailed analysis.
    Detailed, original discussion
    develops logically with some
    connection between
    adjoining paragraphs.
    Understanding of reading
    shown. Some relevant
    analysis.
    Adequate discussion
    develops logically.
    Understanding of reading
    shown. Few relevant
    analysis.
    Inadequate discussion of
    issues and/or lacking in
    logical flow
    Little/no demonstrated
    understanding of reading.
    None/little discussion or
    analysis.
    Score Very Good (5) Good (4) Satisfactory (3) Unsatisfactory (2)
    Conclusion
    /5 marks
    An interesting, well written
    summary of the main points.
    An excellent final comment on the
    subject, based on the information
    provided.
    A good summary of the main
    points.
    A good final comment on the
    subject, based on the
    information provided.
    Satisfactory summary of
    the main points.
    A final comment on the
    subject, but introduced
    new material.
    Poor/no summary of the
    main points.
    A poor final comment on
    the subject and/or new
    material introduced.
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    HI5019 SIS GROUP ASSIGNMENT T2 2018
    Score Very Good (5) Good (4) Satisfactory (3) Unsatisfactory (2)
    Referencing
    /5 marks
    Correct referencing (Harvard)
    All quoted material in quotes and
    acknowledged.
    All paraphrased material
    acknowledged.
    Correctly set out reference list and
    bibliography included.
    Mostly correct referencing
    (Harvard)
    All quoted material in quotes
    and acknowledged. All
    paraphrased material
    acknowledged.
    Mostly correct setting out
    reference list and
    bibliography included.
    Mostly correct
    referencing (Harvard)
    Some problems with
    quoted material and
    paraphrased material
    Some problems with the
    reference list or
    bibliography.
    Not all material correctly
    acknowledged.
    Some problems with the
    reference list or
    bibliography.

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