IT Software for Business Final Assessment Task brief & rubrics

BCO117 IT Software for Business Final Assessment Task brief & rubrics

Task

The assignment is consisted of 4 short essay questions. Each question weights 25%.

The diagram below shows the processes involved in the acquisition of goods for Star Company. Currently, all departments work as separate units, using their own IT systems.

Based on the information provided:

1. Describe some IT software tools that might be used by the Purchasing Department at the moment to analyze which goods and what quantity of them are required by the shop. Explain the software and the method itself.

2. Considering that the vendor is an external company, explain how the vendor can easily generate and share the necessary documents with Star Company’s Accounting Department.

3. At the moment, the Operations Manager at Star Company has highlighted severe losses due to coordination problems between the Accounting Department and the Purchasing Department regarding the purchase orders and payment tracking. Propose an IT solution which would improve Star Company’s control of purchases and payments.

4. Considering the business units involved (internal & external), enumerate and describe the main challenges Star Company might face when implementing an ERP. Evaluate the advantages/disadvantages of this implementation.

Formalities:

• Font: Arial 12 pts. • Text alignment: Justified. • The in-text References and Bibliography (if Applicable) have to be in Harvard’s citation style.

Submission: The deadline for final submissions is Sunday, January 16th at 23:59 (11:59pm).

Weight: This task is 60% of your total grade for this subject.

It assesses the following learning outcomes:

Learning Outcome 1: demonstrate a familiarity with more complex software beyond practical spreadsheet use.

Learning Outcome 2: identify and describe how companies are able to accurately measure corresponding IT infrastructures to suit their own needs and purposes.

Learning Outcome 3: illustrate an awareness of how enterprise software optimizes business operations.

RUBRICS

Excellent 90-100% Good 80-89% Fair 70-79% Marginal Fail 60-69% Fail <60%

Knowledge

20%

Student demonstrates thorough understanding of content.

Student demonstrates considerable under- standing of content.

Student demonstrates some understanding of content.

Student demonstrates limited understanding of content.

Student demonstrates no un derstanding of content.

Critical Thinking 30%

There is good evidence of critical appraisal of ideas and concepts, the insights are outstanding

Evidence of critical analysis is generally weak but is at a reasonable level for this point in IT software for Business

There is some evidence of critical appraisal of ideas and concepts, but the analysis and insights are rudimentary in terms of the IT software for Business

There is very limited evidence of critical appraisal of ideas and concepts and those that are offered are weak

There is limited or no evidence of critical appraisal of ideas and concepts in IT software for Business

Application

30%

Applies knowledge and skills in familiar contexts with a high degree of effectiveness, providing relevant examples that support points.

Applies knowledge and skills in familiar contexts with considerable effectiveness, providing some relevant examples that make a good attempt at supporting points.

Applies knowledge and skills in familiar contexts with some effectiveness, providing examples although some may lack relevance or provide limited support.

Applies knowledge and skills in familiar contexts with limited effectiveness, few/ irrelevant examples provided.

No application of possible knowledge or skills. N o examples provided.

Communication

20%

Uses conventions, vocabulary, and terminology of the discipline with a high degree of effectiveness.

Uses conventions, vocabulary, and terminology of the discipline with considerable effectiveness.

Uses conventions, vocabulary, and terminology of the discipline with some effectiveness.

Uses conventions, vocabulary, and terminology of the discipline with limited effectiveness.

Lack of use of conventions, vocabulary, and terminology of the discipline.

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