Riordan Manufacturing is a leader plastics manufacturer that has over 500 employees and yearly earnings potential of $46 million. The corporation is owned by Riordan Industries alone. Riordan have locations in Georgia, Albany, Michigan, Pontiac, China, and Hang Zhou, and they’re linked together by a WAN.
Riordan Manufacturing wants to stay completive, so they have to stay up to date with the latest technology. Advancements with technology in the industry has the organization thinking about upgrading their information technology system. Upper management at Riordan Manufacturing understands that the benefits of a state of the art system, out ways the cost of that system. A lot of companies get stuck on worrying about how an upgrade will cost, instead of how much they will improve their business.
The design phase is initiated once the management team approves the analysis phase report submitted to Riordan. When approved, a more detailed report will be explained in this phase. The design phase will answer questions like; what hardware will support the new system, what operating system is going to be used, by what means data will be stored and how it will be accessed, and what language and tools will the new system use.
The requirements for the new system have been developed based on information gathered from the analysis phase. These requirements include data integrity through the different database access levels at Riordan. The employees will have approved access to certain data that pertains to their department. A relational database will allow employee access and modifying capabilities for data related to their job. This model will have a central location and maintain employee records as requested by management. The HRIS at Riordan needs replaced by a fully functional system that would replace the HRIS system installed in 1992.
The implementation phase will take into consideration the results from the design phase. During this time coding,...