Computer Information System Brief
ACC 542 – Accounting Information Systems
Professor Brad Thompson
October 28th, 2013
Thank you for contacting me about feedback about your information system in place at Kudler Fine Foods. Making sure that a company has the right Accounting Information System is crucial in allowing the day-to-day operations of the business to flow as smoothly as possible. After reviewing the documents found on the company’s intranet, there are a few positive and negative points with the current system in place.
As the company has continued to grow over the past few years, two branches have been added to the Kudler Fine Foods family. The switch from one branch to three requires that the accounting information system used go through a major overhaul. Sales data from Del Mar and Encinitas need to be reported to the main office in La Jolla at the end of each business day. The sales data needs to be categorized by branch so that management can run performance reports for each location separately, as well as the company as a whole.
On the company's outlook plan, it is discussed that the company is looking at opening up a new branch in Carlsbad to replace the ailing branch of Del Mar. Since the organization wants to close down the Del Mar location, it may be cost effective to use the network hardware at that location to furnish the Carlsbad store. In order to accomplish this, we need to make sure that the time between closing down Del Mar and opening Carlsbad is kept to a minimum. If this is not a feasible option, hopefully the non-sensitive hardware from Del Mar can be resold to recover some of the costs from the purchase of new equipment at Carlsbad.
When examining the network layout for each of the branches, it appears that each individual branch has a very strong network, both between each store and each branch individually. The independent T1 line to transmit data in between stores is a very secure way to make sure that...