Introduction to Computer Application and Systems
November 14, 2011
Joseph Lewis Aguirre
Integrating certain information systems within a business organization will not only prove for a faster more efficient workplace but will also improve the bottom line for company growth. Even though there are numerous information systems that can be implemented and utilized to improve the growth and expansion of the company, there are five information systems that the company should focus on employing: office automation system, supply chain management system, management information system, electronic commerce system, and transaction processing system. The recommended information systems listed in this proposal are simple to use and cost effective. Each information system will be evaluated based on their advantages and disadvantages.
The main and foremost system to implement into the business is the management information system (MIS). This system is in charge of managing all organizational networks and ensuring all systems are running accordingly. The MIS would also include knowledge of all employee information as well as tracking customer sales and handling company budgets. Dealing with allocated budgets could pose an ethical issue depending on the manager in charge, which, if based on a clean background check and character, should not be an issue. This would only be a disadvantage if allocation of budgets for future system upgrades are not distributed properly, (Dutta, P., n.d.). However, the MIS will prove to only benefit and progress other information systems when handled properly.
The second information system needed is an office automation system, which will help the flow of employee productivity maintain a constant and progressive pattern. This system, or the OAS, will provide employees with the proper tools to create effective documents for everyday business related needs. Programs...