Discuss about the Alternative to Commercial Software Volume.
The Company that I will dicuss is referred to as NESTLE which has grown to a successful business worldwide by use of the right strategies and the best sales team. Currently Nestle is using the Hierarchical structure; the structure is great for organization that is located in different geographical locations. Though many companies are figuring out how to improve on the hierarchical structure or find better alternatives. Regardless of organization size, it’s more reliable to maintain managing of companies through the structure. Though the structure is resilient to management as most use it has become hard to find the better option.(NESTLE)
Many challenges do exist in the use of the structure; communication usually flows from the top management to bottom. The structure makes it hard for innovation from top staff due less engagement from the lower level users leading to poor work relation as collaboration is usually nonexistent. The structure is usually riddled with and a lot of bureaucratic issues thus slow in decision making. This has made the hierarchy be on one of high vulnerable structures for NESTLE. Competitors can easily take over as they are usually no focus on employee experience. Maintaining top talent is also a threat as it renders most to stagnate at one position thus no space for growth.( Ulkuniemi and Seppänen ,2004)
The best acquisition method for NESTLE accounting software is the purchase of a Commercial software .The software package which is available commercially usually satisfy the requirements of many organization. The advantages of the software package include lower costs, since many companies need software packages the development cost is usually spread across vendors since it is usually sold to large number of customers (Sean, 2009).
Packages software have also been proven to offer reliability and better performance benchmarks as most defects are detected early through evaluation process. One is also assured of future upgrades from the vendor thus creating a better version. The defects are usually ironed out before the software’s is introduced in the market
The sales procedures are described in three main steps:
- Visiting planning and preparation
- In store procedure?
The system my fail to meet all requirements as they are not specific as to a tailor made software thus making it hard to process accounting problems that may have a greater negative impact to the organization. The system can be less efficient since it is usually designed for general (Ralf et al,2015).purposes making it less efficient. An example may be long process just to process a single transaction while some may have open ports that user’s aren’t aware for back roping by vendors
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