The Bead Bar Systems Development Project
According to Malaga (2008), the Bead Bar is a company which specializes in customers creating custom jewelry in their studios.
The company has three divisions:
Bead Bar on Board
Overall, the company has 15 full-time employees and about 20 part-time employees, who work in six separate studios. There are five franchise owners and one Bead Bar on Board Consultant. The headquarter studio has a senior staff of eight and averages annual revenues of about $250,000 per year.
The Bead Bar is using a manual system for completing business. The company has experienced problems with lost orders, incorrect invoicing, and fulfillment delays.
BRJ Consulting Inc. uses the systems development life cycle (SDLC), ensuring the developed system meets the Bead Bar’s mission and objectives, is easy to maintain and cost-effective..
The head-quarter’s office contains one computer which runs Microsoft® Office. Julia, the chief financial officer handles all financial transactions with Excel.
The company desires to move the Bead Bar in to the digital world. This goal can be achieved by creating a networked system that can collect, store, process, retrieve, and distribute information between each of the divisions as well as globally.
The Bead Bar desires to enter the global market through the internet with an e-commerce web site. Each studio, franchise, and the Bead Bar on Board require access to the internet and intranet. Business processes will be multi-accessible on a centralized distributed database, located at the headquarters. The headquarters also houses the warehouse, storing supplies for each studio, franchise, and the Bead Bar Onboard.
Each studio and franchise will need a computerized terminal and receipt printer with point of service (POS) software for transactions and payments. Each studio and...