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Pine Valley Furniture
How did PVF go about developing its in- formation systems? Why do you think the company chose this option? What other options were available?
pvf used a process orienting approach/in house processing system
the company just beginning to GROW, and they were just focusing on the areas which needed the most HELP.
they could have chose the option of Sap or oracle
B. ONE OPTION AVAILABLE TO PVF WAS AN ENTERPRISE-WIDE SYSTEM. WHAT FEATURES DOES AN ENTERPRISE-WIDE SYSTEM, SUCH AS SAP, PROVIDE? WHAT IS THE PRIMARY ADVAN- TAGE OF AN ENTERPRISE-WIDE SYSTEM?
It allows companies to better manages they finances, production, sales, human resources and distribution process.
C. PVF WILL BE HIRING TWO SYSTEMS ANALYSTS NEXT MONTH. YOUR TASK IS TO DEVELOP A JOB ADVERTISEMENT FOR THESE POSITIONS. LOCATE SEVERAL WEBSITES OR NEWSPAPERS THAT HAVE JOB ADVERTISEMENTS FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSTS.
WHAT SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?
Analyzes business and technical processes within the Credit Union, considering the features and functions of our application systems, and constantly seeks to improve systems and reporting to benefit members and staff.
Creates and manages work plans for the systems development life cycle.
Proposes enhancements to operating procedures to optimally exploit the capabilities of Credit Union software and works with all levels of staff to institute those enhancements.
In some cases, implements technical changes to effect systems enhancements, e.g., writes simple code using vendor-provided tools to modify or add forms to loan application systems.
Provides training and other presentations to managers and staff on prospective or existing systems.
Conducts walkthroughs of systems and enhancements, with IT and with users, to ensure understanding of pending changes and to establish consensus on content, options, and cut-over strategies.
Conducts and summarize post-implementation reviews of major systems changes, facilitating discussions among IT, users, and vendors as appropriate in order to improve planning and implementation of systems and enhancements.
D. WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARE
CURRENTLY UTILIZED AT PVF? PROVIDE AN EX- AMPLE OF EACH TYPE.