Long Range Plan
Your initial plan developed in Project1 has been accepted as a starting point. Now ou have to develop a detailed plan that can be actually implemented. Your deliverable (about 20 ppt annotated slides, 10 new, the others are from Project1) must show the following information:
· Long Range Plan (15 Points) : Now create the next 3 year and 5 year view of BP and EAPs that takes into account the strategy developed earlier. Your initial number of BPs may stay the same, increase due to new business activities, or reduce due to house cleaning (your choice). Also, most EAPs are currently available as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) packages. Evaluate and select some ERPs in terms of the BPs they automate. Your analysis should be shown as an Application Matrix (BPs as rows and ERPs as columns). This matrix, an expansion of the one developed in Project1, should show which ERP packages (indicate the actual commercial packages, e.g., Peoplesoft HR) cover what BPs. For ERP package, give one-two line description showing type of application (e.g., Transaction Processing, Decision Support, Executive Support Systems,,,), and how specifically it will help the company (cost reduction, increase in sale, efficient operation, other). Remember that not all BPs have to be automated. Automation increases cost (do a rough cost-benefit analysis of any 5 BPs to get an idea).
· Mobile App Strategy (10 Points): You attended a conference on Mobile Apps that claimed “ Mobile Apps Can Do Everything”. To prove ths claim right or wrong, redraw your Long Range Planning Matrix but use Mobile from Android, IPhone or other suppliers to determine if you can support your entire business with Mobile Apps. Give your conclusions in two sentences (max).
· IT Plan (25 Points): Finalize application software and the IT infrastructure to develop an IT plan that is detailed enough so that the management knows all information technology components needed for the next 2-5 years. Specifically, the IT should include the following:
o The computer platforms that show the computers and system software (e.g., operating system) that will be used in the company.
o A conceptual model of databases that will be used in the company. You should list 5 major database tables to be used by the company, their contents (e.g., list of fields) and interrelationships (ER diagram). List 10 database queries (first in English and then in SQL) that the company will use most commonly with these databases.
o The network (LAN, WAN, wireless) that will interconnect the computers with very rough costs.
o An architectural vision that shows how all the hardware/software components, databases, networks, and web technologies will be used to support the applications chosen so far.
· Reference Materials and Annotations Used (10 Points): The slide deck must be properly annotated (by using Powerpoint Notes) that explain the diagrams and also the key ideas presented (5 points). In addition, a References slide must be included to list the materials that were used to develop this solution. This must include the following:
o Specific names of case studies from the text that were helpful in this assignment
o Specific topics in the text (chapter, section) that were helpful in this assignment
o Outside materials (give specific links) on the Net that were helpful in this assignment