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Proposal for Pine Valley Furniture Ecommerce Webstore

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Proposal for Pine Valley Furniture Ecommerce Webstore

Now is the time to implement an Ecommerce webstore, and Eysie and Sehr

Management Information System Consultants are the people who can make

it happen. In an effort to maintain a competitive advantage Pine

Valley Furniture needs to implement an ecommerce webstore. Making

this transition and developing a webstore illustrates Pine Valley

Furniture's commitment to change with the times and will prevent the

loss of market share by competition. Trying to justify why Pine

Valley Furniture needs to develop a webstore is futile, the reality is

that developing a web-store for Pine Valley Furniture is a matter of

survival. This proposal is a guideline and a road map in making Pine

Valley Furniture a competitive webstore.

First off, we need to focus on what our business objectives are and

who our target audience is. As a corporation, our business objectives

are to increase revenues for the shareholders while expanding our

growth and lowering our costs. Market research has indicated that the

areas of Corporate Furniture, Home Office Furniture, and Student

Furniture have vast growth potential if properly managed on a

webstore. If we are to create a webstore based fundamentally on

pushing these three lines, we need to characterize what type of people

will be buying these items. Corporate Furniture has a broader

potentiality of selling in larger bulk quantities, while Student and

Corporate Furniture will focus more on customization and

personalization.

Now that we had identified what it is that we want to sell on our

webstore and who it is that we want to sell it to, we can now choose

what type of hardware and software we will need. In order for our

system to be operating at maximum efficiency, Eysie and Sehr

Management Information System Consultants recommend a three tiered

system because of existing system compatibilities. Tier one will

consist of a web server layer, this layer will handle incoming

internet requests, load balance requests, display html pages, route

web requests to application server, and assemble data from an

application server into web pages for clients. (George, 259)

The second tier is the application server layer, this layer will

authenticate users, process transactions, retrieve and send data to

web server, and retrieve and send data to existing appli...

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...dware is located off site, application is developed

professionally and managed off site, and thus provides excellent

emergency response. Some disadvantages of this option would be that

it is inflexible, difficult to integrate with existing systems, and

the resources are shared with other clients. (George, 258)

The second option is to enterprise a resource planning system. The

advantages of this would be stability and available documentation.

Disadvantages of this option would be that it requires internal

development, and would render documentation crucial during planning

and development. (George, 258)

The last thing that we need to address is how essential the commitment

to this transition is. If this is going to be a successful

transformation, the entire organization must exhibit unilateral

support from the CEO throughout the entire organization.

In conclusion, Eysie and Sehr Management Information System

Consultants are willing to implement this ecommerce system for Pine

Valley Furniture and are eager to do so as soon as possible.

Works Cited:

George, Hoffer, Valacich. Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design.

2nd edition, India. 2002 p. 149-258.
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