Stud. Name : Supervisor : Chapter II: The Origins of Software Review Questions
Jasour A.Obeidat Dr.Hebah Nassir Dein
2. How can you decide among various off-the-shelf software options? What criteria should you use? At first, we have to understand organization requirement because it will be a big mistake if we paid company's money into off-the-shelf software to find out that it does not meet the requirements. Then we have to ask ourselves three questions in order to decide between off-the-shelf software candidates: - Does the candidate software fill developer needs? - Is the quality of candidate high enough? - What the impact will candidate software have on organization system? Criteria for choosing off-the-shelf software depend on:
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To gain a range of opinions about possible packages, analysts can use software testing and abstracting service that periodically evaluate software and collect user opinions such as surveys. 5. What are ERP systems? What are the benefits and disadvantages of such systems as a design strategy? Enterprise resource planning (ERP) a system that integrates individual, traditional business function into a series of modules so that a single transaction occurs seamlessly within a single information system rather than several separate system. The benefits of ERP - It include single repository for all aspects of business process. - Flexibility of the modules. Single repository ensures more consistent and accurate data as well as less maintenance. The module is flexible because additional modules can add as needed once the basic system in place. Disadvantages of ERP The system is very complex: implementation can take a long time to complete. Organizations typically do not have the necessary expertise inhose implement the system, so they must rely on consultants or employees of the software vendor which can be very expensive.
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Problems and Exercises 2. Review the criteria for selecting off-the-shelf software presented in this chapter. Use your experience and imagination and describe other criteria that are or