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Bead Bar System Development

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The Bead Bar Corporation headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut, has made the commitment to replace its current paper-based system with a state of the art computer-based system.

The project purpose is to select and implement an Information Management System product to automate many functions for all departments in Bead Bar. This integrated, multi-user, multi-functional system will enhance each departmentпÑ--Ð...s ability to perform its mission, goals, and objectives. As stated by Bead BarпÑ--Ð...s management, пÑ--Ð...It is in the best interest of the company to move in directions that move the company in to the global market.пÑ--Ð... The Information Management System is the key to meeting that goal.

Bead BarпÑ--Ð...s headquarters consist of three divisions: studio, franchise and Bear Bar on Board. They support six studios, five-franchise store and a cruise ship located across the county and has approximately 35 employees throughout the company. The headquarters provides product support and sales data for each division. The franchise division is responsible for keeping the supply requirements filled for each franchise. The current system in place is inefficient and causes problems, including lost orders, incorrect invoicing, and fulfillment delay (Malaga, 2005). This is the reason Bead Bar is looking to improve their current process.

The scope of this project is to provide an Information Management System to meet Bead BarпÑ--Ð...s requirement. This document provides a plan using systems development life cycle (SDLC) to develop Bead BarпÑ--Ð...s new system, which will include upgrading hardware, software requirements and a database management system. An improved telecommunication solution is required with a network structure, which will allow shared information throughout the company. Along with providing a systems solution, Bead BarпÑ--Ð...s goal of a global market will be addressed enabling the company to enter the e-commerce arena. Following is a phased approached to the implementation of...



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