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BUS 237 Lecture Notes - Information System, Business Process

Business Administration
Course Code
BUS 237
Kamal Masri

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Functional system: system that supports one area of business processes.
Cross functional information system: system that brings together several functional systems.
Three Major Types of Information systems
Calculation systems:
Functional systems:
Integrated Systems:
interorganizational systems combine information between separate companies within a given industry
Implication: information systems can help gain competitive advantage by...
Manufacturing syste,s
Push production
We produce this many, you sell them
Pull production
People want to buy this many, build that many
Functional Systems= Functional Silos
Makes overall company less competitive
Business process design is expensive and difficult, takes a long time, resisted by employees.
Therefore software vendors make premade software (standardized software)
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