Essay about Business Intelligence Software at Sysco
1. What will be the biggest obstacles faced by the business intelligence implementation as it expands throughout SYSCO?
SYSCO is an included in a one of the larger companies. It has over 420,000 customers ranging from huge chain restaurants such as Wendy’s and Chili’s to “mom-and-pop” diners. In fiscal 2002, the company generated sales of $23.4 billion. SYSCO has 8,000 marketing associates worked directly with customers and unload over 1 billion cases of product each year. More importantly, as of December 2002, SYSCO had 45,000 employees. Companies often struggle with determining the “right” amount of software licenses to buy. In the case of SYSCO, …show more content…
4. How much software should Day purchase at this time? Day should go ahead and purchase a "middle of the road" amount of software. It sounds like the software will work very well throughout SYSCO and it will find new, relevant information for many of the companies involved, eventually paying for itself. From a cost point of view, it doesn't make sense to purchase only a small amount of software, because in the long run it will take much more time, money, and effort from the company. However, it may also be a mistake for SYSCO to purchase a massive amount of software because there may be problems with implementation, user-interface, or resistance from employees. By purchasing a medium amount of software, Day can be sure that she won't be spending too much money, but she will still be able to implement the software with a substantial amount of effectiveness. This will also provide her with a good argument to her superiors on why this amount of software should be purchased. It also keeps risk low, while giving SYSCO the company-wide implementation that they are looking for. This is why I think it is best that SYSCO purchases a