Presentation on theme: "Chapter 4 Case # 3 Wolf Peak International: Failure and Success in Application Software for the Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) Algo Leopando Elliot Morton."— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 4 Case # 3Wolf Peak International: Failure and Success in Application Software for the Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME)Algo LeopandoElliot Morton
2 Background Info. Company expansion Replace old Software Current software exhaustedReplace old SoftwarePurchase new software (SME software)Not user friendlyNo reports printedSwitch to new softwarePurchase a new software again (SAP software)
3 Sophisticated user interface Old data cannot be migrated Q1: What problems occurred when Wolf Peak upgraded from QuickBooks to a new accounting software package? How could these problems have avoided?Sophisticated user interfaceOld data cannot be migratedDeveloped from scratch with insufficient testingNo correct reports producedCould have been avoidedLots of TestingMake user interface friendly (similar to a Windows GUI)
4 Friendly user interface Rapid ROI XL Reporter Q2: Why did SAP’s Business One prove to be better choice for Wolf Peak’s management than the new accounting software? Give several examples to illustrate your answer.Friendly user interfaceRapid ROIXL ReporterWorks with Excel, instant access to financial & operational data, custom reportsApplied software to:Warehouse ManagementCustomer Relationship Management“SAP Business One creates an environment where the decision makers get the information they want on a timely basis, in a format they can use…this is a business management tool.”
5 Case by case basis Yes: No: Larger sophisticated businesses Q3: Should most SME’s use an integrated business software suite like SAP Business One instead of specialized accounting and other business software packages? Why or why not?Case by case basisYes:Larger sophisticated businessesInstant results from larger pools of dataMany functions & smaller price tagNo:Smaller businesses-mom & pop storesSpecialized software may provide specific pros to certain industries that are unavailable in integrated business software suits
6 Current News/Utilization UpdateBy February 2005 Wolf Peak had tripled its workforce. In 2005 and 2006, Wolf Peak was the recipient of the Utah 100 Award recognizing the achievement of being ranked among the fastest growing companies in the state. Still growing to this day.NewsCloud ComputingMobile TechnologiesFurthermore, an expert at the Rapid E-learning Blog suggested that cloud computing and mobile technologies could revolutionize the way that businesses operate. Tom Kuhlmann, editor of the blog, which offers guidance and advice on online training, predicted that 2012 would be the year that more and more businesses embrace the benefits of advanced software and technologies. Mr Kuhlmann suggested that online tools will become easier to use and will provide many more options for companies surrounding how they operate on a daily basis. The expert added that he expects to see a rise in the use of social media platforms to coincide with advancements in other computer technologies.