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Feasibility Report

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Introduction

Feasibility Report Statement Of Purpose The Perfect Pie Company is a small business in Barrow City Centre. The Perfect Pie Company avails customers with a range of pies, with a number of different fillings (cheese and onion, pork, meat, meat and potato and steak). Along with pies they provide a range of drinks, salads, and hot snacks for example, chips. All of which can be delivered to businesses and households throughout Barrow. Any changes made to orders can be done by calling into, phoning and lastly faxing the main office. Both sites within the Business (Main office + Kitchen) are situated five miles apart. The main office is in the centre of a business district, whereas the kitchen is five miles away in the middle of nowhere. The owner of the Perfect Pie Company and the administration staff are based in the main office, they have two computers, one is used by the owner, for keeping staff personnel records and recording the company accounts, and the other computer is used by the administration staff to keep records of all the orders made by customers, also to print out the invoices that are given along with the food and records of any payments that are received. The computer based at the kitchen site is used to keep records about customer orders and deliveries. Within the Perfect Pie Company, there are two computers which are situated in the main office, one of the computers which are the delivery system is used only by the administration staff, to keep records of all orders made by customers, print out the invoices which are given to customers and records any payments that they receive. The other computer which is used by the owner of the Perfect Pie Company is for keeping personnel records and recording the company accounts. At the kitchen site, there is only one computer, it is situated in the kitchen office, and is supposed to be used for keeping records about customer orders, and the deliveries. ...read more.

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Which are known as "Off The Shelf" and "Customised Off The Shelf" (COTS). Out of the three alternatives listed, the Bespoke option is vastly the most expensive. The only explanation for this is that, the Bespoke Software is customised only for the requirements of the Perfect Pie Company; meaning that the Bespoke Software will target only the specific problems within the Perfect Pie Company. For example, the Bespoke Software will allow reports of each type of pie that is sold, the profits from each filling, and lastly the profit from the sales of drinks, salads and hot snacks, to be created, communication between the two sites can be improved dramatically, and lastly the effectiveness and efficiently of how a customer can place an order will be improved. On top of this piece of software being the most expensive concerning the �20,000 budget, staff within the Perfect Pie Company will not be experienced when it comes to working with this piece of software, this will result in them requiring training this piece of software, and if there is any hitches or bugs within the software, experienced personnel who work within the developing and creation of the Bespoke software will be able to resolve the problems. Yet again this will be costly to the budget for implementing the new system. Another disadvantage of the Bespoke Software is that within the timescale of 20 weeks, in this time the software would not be created, tested for faults and installed on all computer systems used within the Perfect Pie Company. Another good addition within the Bespoke Software is that other software can run along side it, for example, Microsoft Office, is a piece of integrated software, which allows companies and major organizations to carry out everyday tasks within the one package. Microsoft Office 2007 consists of the following packages, Microsoft Word; which is word processing software; this can be used for creating letters, staff memos, newsletters, creating staff rotas. ...read more.

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a good method of preventing a backlog of deliveries, in turn there will be less mix ups in what's coming in and what's going out. I recommend also that the Perfect Pie Company consider introducing multi-level access rights for each of the computer systems within the main office and the kitchen sites, so each member of staff will be able to different levels of access. For example, the owner of the Perfect Pie Company would have the highest level, whereas a member of the kitchen staff would have the lowest level of access rights. By doing this, this means that all confidential data concerning both staff and customers can be easily protected. To ensure top notch security protection the Perfect Pie Company should ensure that all staff have their own unique usernames and passwords, that they need in order to log on to each computer system within the company. Another vital element of running a business, is that all data concerning the customers and their orders, must be backed up at the end of each night, this can be done in a number of ways, two of the most simplest forms of backing up important data is by using either a USB pen or a magnetic tape. Although if I had to chose either one of the two methods, I would definitely recommend magnetic tape, due to the fact that USB pens can easily break, corrupt and go missing, whereas magnetic tape can be placed away securely within the managers office, it also can be overwritten automatically without any human intervention. Another advantage of magnetic tape is that it isn't very costly and it won't affect the Perfect Pie Companies budget of �20,000. I recommend that my proposed solution will give the Perfect Pie Company that competitive edge against their rivals, and in the long term I feel that my proposal will allow the Perfect Pie Company to grow and expand, into something bigger and better, possibly even a franchise. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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