Kudler Fine Foods – Use Case Roles Industry specific software for Kudler Fine Foods would assist in integrating the organization’s accounting processes as determined in the needs document. The organization’s existing processes are not meeting the demands for growth and productivity. According to one source, “the successful adoption and implementation of an information system depends on the proper assessment of numerous individual, technology, task, organizational, and environmental factors” (Turban & Volonino, 2009, p. 528). Organizational systems analysis and design, databases, programming, networking, and the web each have a function with regard to the four use cases presented for inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
Systems Analysis and Design Systems analysis and design plays a role in how users need to create and track transactions within the system, customization of standard forms, which are specific to each accounting department, and setting up and updating records. “…A systems analysis will usually uncover important aspects of a proposed information system that are not typically considered in an investment analysis, such as usability of the end user interface” (Bajaj, Bradley, & Cravens, 2008, p. 100). Each use case presented is designed specifically to the department through this process of determining what organizational stakeholders require from the software program.
Databases play a role for the implementation of industry specific software for users and customers of Kudler Fine Foods. The use cases provided information on how data is readily available for use in reporting or forecasting future business. A relational database would be beneficial to the organization as it “…is usually designed with a number of related tables” (Rainer & Turban, 2008, p. 111). The tables are set up to give the user information on relational data from several accounting departments within the
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