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Information Systems and Software Applications
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Business In...
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This essay surrounds the important use of information systems and software application...
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planning, production management, workflow, and reporting. By automating and streamlini...
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The HR function quickly continues to close the gap between contemporary information
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J. I. Cash, Jr. and P. L. McLeod. (1985). Managing the Introduction of Info...
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  1. 1. Running head: INFO SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ESSAY Information Systems and Software Applications Edward Charfauros Business Information Systems BUS/219 Byron Kizzie May 10, 2011 1
  2. 2. INFO SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ESSAY 2
  3. 3. INFO SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ESSAY 3 This essay surrounds the important use of information systems and software applications in business today driving strategies of cost efficiency, progressive revenue growth, and quality improvements. Focusing the discussion around these organizational departments: Marketing, Human Resources (HR), and Management. Companies and organizations use of technology continues to be critical in remaining competitive. Information systems and software applications play vital roles in the direction of business. Monitoring and directing the majority aspect of company operations from managing plans and emailing, to HR’s employee and history database, to Internet marketing, sales reports and promotion statistics. Information Systems Overview and Organization Relation James Cash, Jr. and Poppy McLeod stated in Journal of Management Information Systems, No. 4 (1985), the primary focus of computer and communication technology application in some companies has shifted from efficiency/process improvement to strategic/ competitive uses (Abstract section, p. 5). Anthony Hendrickson stated in Journal of Labor Research. Volume XXIV, Number 3 (2003), human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) can be briefly defined as integrated systems used to gather, store, and analyze information regarding an organization's human resources. An HRIS is not limited to the computer hardware and software applications that comprise the ""technical" part of the system: it also includes the people, policies, procedures, and data required to manage the human resources function (Introduction section, p. 381, para. 2). Within the marketing landscape, Marketing Resource Management (MRM) is implemented for business, according to Aquent and Unica (2011) includes best-in-class software, process changes, and measurement tools having a profound impact on critical areas like
  4. 4. INFO SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ESSAY 4 planning, production management, workflow, and reporting. By automating and streamlining day-to-day operations, an MRM solution helps marketing departments work smarter and more efficiently (Introduction section, p. 3, para. 1). Managers use, the Management Support Systems (MSS): an overall integrated systems model of various entities to support decision-making. Presented are the decision support systems (DSS), executive information systems (EIS), knowledge management systems (KMS), and business intelligence (BI) (Jones, Armstrong, and Clark, Jr. (2007). Software Applications Overview and Organization Relation Several different software products meet the needs of Management, HR, and Marketing Department. Four are mentioned here, for example, some small businesses use NetSuite: a one all-inclusive program for all business needs using applications titled Business Intelligence, Client Relationship Manager, and Ecommerce. Microsoft Outlook and GroupWise are two email applications used by management for daily activities by communicating through constructing and receiving e-mails. Intellidesk SDC is a software application used by human resource departments for example; hospitals utilize the application for alphabetizing employee name lists with department of employment and contact information. Additionally, keeping record of staff entry and departure times. Conclusion The world continues to evolve with technology, as business continues to grow dependent on information systems and software applications to quicken efficiency and production. Companies continually search for opportunities to gain a competitive edge over competitors through innovation and new technological creations.
  5. 5. INFO SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ESSAY 5 The HR function quickly continues to close the gap between contemporary information system technology capabilities and traditional HR functions. Data is increasingly strategic amongst businesses in all categorical industries, as access to data continues to progress toward being universal and seamless. Finally, people still remain as company’s core resource, so organizations must remain people-centric while maintaining functionality in business operation and productivity.
  6. 6. INFO SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ESSAY 6 References J. I. Cash, Jr. and P. L. McLeod. (1985). Managing the Introduction of Information Systems Technology in Strategically Dependent Companies. Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Spring, 1985), pp. 5-23. Published by: M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/40397805 A. R. Hendrickson. (2003). Human Resource Information Systems: Backbone Technology of Contemporary Human Resources. Journal of Labor Research. Volume XXIV, Number 3. Iowa State University, Ames, lA 50011. Retrieved from http://www.springerlink.com/content/7tf03c73eayku8gv/export-citation/ Aquent and Unica. (2011). The Business Case for Marketing Resource Management (MRM): Increasing ROI Through More Efficient Use of Marketing Resources. Aquent (aquent.com) and Unica (unica.com). Retrieved from http://www.aquent.us/elqNow/elqRedir.htm?ref=/dotAsset/222482.pdf M. C. Jones, C. P. Armstrong, and T. D. Clark, Jr. (2007). The Dynamic Structure of Management Support Systems: Theory Development, Research, Focus, and Direction. MIS Quarterly: Theory and Review, Vol. 31, No. 3. Retrieved from http://www.aquent.us/elqNow/elqRedir.htm?ref=/dotAsset/222482.pdf
  7. 7. INFO SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ESSAY 6 References J. I. Cash, Jr. and P. L. McLeod. (1985). Managing the Introduction of Information Systems Technology in Strategically Dependent Companies. Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Spring, 1985), pp. 5-23. Published by: M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/40397805 A. R. Hendrickson. (2003). Human Resource Information Systems: Backbone Technology of Contemporary Human Resources. Journal of Labor Research. Volume XXIV, Number 3. Iowa State University, Ames, lA 50011. Retrieved from http://www.springerlink.com/content/7tf03c73eayku8gv/export-citation/ Aquent and Unica. (2011). The Business Case for Marketing Resource Management (MRM): Increasing ROI Through More Efficient Use of Marketing Resources. Aquent (aquent.com) and Unica (unica.com). Retrieved from http://www.aquent.us/elqNow/elqRedir.htm?ref=/dotAsset/222482.pdf M. C. Jones, C. P. Armstrong, and T. D. Clark, Jr. (2007). The Dynamic Structure of Management Support Systems: Theory Development, Research, Focus, and Direction. MIS Quarterly: Theory and Review, Vol. 31, No. 3. Retrieved from http://www.aquent.us/elqNow/elqRedir.htm?ref=/dotAsset/222482.pdf

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