This paper will discuss how an information system is critical to the business process of an organization and how the information has impacted the organization's structure.
Kudler's Fine Foods has been in business for over 15 years. Staying in business in this economy is impressive. Kudler’s has done everything necessary to grow and continue to be a productive company in the last 15 years. The products and merchandise that Kudler’s sells are perishable food and wine products that continually need to be monitored and inventoried to make sure that the product is always fresh. Kudler's stakeholders are the staff, customers, suppliers, banks and the owner herself.
"There is a definite focus in Information Systems (IS) research that is based around the identification of variables that measure the factors that influence IS success in small business. Identification of measures is of importance to the individuals running those businesses as well as researchers seeking to enunciate the value of IS." (Armstrong 2007) With all of the technology out there, many still don’t use it to their advantage. In today’s world many companies need to be able to do things that weren’t needed to compete in the past. In many cases, the lack of using technology can mean the death to a company. In the business world today things change rapidly, and companies need to be able to adapt to all of the changes. Computer systems today are far more advanced, but they are much more automated and easier to use than the labor intensive systems of the past.
Not using the proper information system can mean the difference between success and failure. Information systems are costly, but the costs incurred by not having such as system can be detrimental. The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, uses the Smart Inventory System in its business dealings. (Walmart 2011) Walmart's system uses the bar code scanner to enter an item...