The purpose of undertaking the initial stages of the systems life-cycle is to provide a report to the client:
• detailing the feasibility of the proposed system;
• proposing solutions to solve the problems of the current system and meet the needs of the end-users;
• including the design of the proposed input/output requirements.
I have to:
o the feasibility of the proposed system;
o a proposed solution to the problem;
o the design of the input/output requirements.
The Perfect Pie is a small business in Barrow. The main function of the business is to deliver pies to customers at their workplace. The pies are available with a number of different fillings. The business also provides a range of drinks, salads and hot snacks, such as chips, that can also be delivered. All pies can be ordered either hot or cold and with brown or red sauce. The pie fillings include:
• cheese and onion;
• meat and potato;
Most of the customers of The Perfect Pie place regular orders but deliveries can also be made to businesses as a one-off order for a business lunch meeting.
The main office of The Perfect Pie is in the centre of the business district. Regular customers can arrange any change to their order and businesses can place one-off orders by calling into, faxing or phoning this office. The owner and the administration staff are based at this office.
The pies are made in a kitchen about five miles away from the main office. This is also where the delivery scooters are kept and where the orders are put on the correct scooter each morning.
At the moment all communication between the two sites is by phone or fax, or by the owner driving between the two sites to deliver the information by hand. This information may be on paper or on a floppy disk.
There are two desktop computers at the main office. One computer (the delivery system) is used by the administration staff to:
• keep records of all the orders made by customers;
• print out the invoices that are given to customers;
• record any payments that are received.
The other computer is in the owner’s office. This computer is used for keeping staff personnel records and recording the company accounts.
There is one desktop computer at the kitchen site. This computer is situated in the kitchen office and is supposed to be used to keep records about the customer orders and deliveries. However, there is no formal method for keeping these records and the computer is very rarely used. Most of the information is stored on paper and pinned to the notice board on the wall in this office. This method of storing the information is very disorganised and information is often lost or misplaced.
So does anyone have any idea of how begin this or any recommendations on what I should write?
This post has been edited by itani: 21 April 2007 - 02:39 PM