BSA/310 BUSINESS SYSTEMS
Kudler Fine Foods Computer Information System
Kudler Fine Foods (KFF) is a California-based provider for a variety of high end foods, both local and from around the world, founded by Kathy Kudler in 1998. Since the opening of the first location, Ms. Kudler has opened two more locations in the San Diego area; Del Mar in 2000 and Encinitas in 2003. As a growing business, Kudler’s needs are constantly changing, especially in terms of the company’s information technology and information systems. This paper will discuss the needs of the company in regards to business operations and accounting, as well as discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the systems currently in place. Based on the current technological opportunities, suggestions will be made to further improve these systems, and evaluate any threats that may affect these systems. New Systems Proposal
As a retail company, Kudler Fine Foods needs to run as smoothly and as efficiently as possible. Kathy Kudler budgeted over $75,000 for an independent consulting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, to bring her up to date and ensure that her internet site will operate smoothly. PriceWaterhouseCooopers selected a small program that they have had good experience with for these this types of business and installed CounterPoint by Radiant System to replace the existing POS system. CounterPoint provides an Point-of-Sale module, or POS module, to automate all retails sales made, in detail. This system automatically reports this data to the accounting modules, as well as manages all credit/debit card transactions made in the stores. This helps to eliminate data entry errors by limiting the amount of data requiring manual input by employees.
CounterPoint also addresses the accounting needs, by providing applications for the general ledger, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, asset management and accounting...