Lego Case Study

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Lego: Embracing Change by Combining BI with a Information System
CASE STUDY 1. Brief description and summary of the key issues/problems presented in the case (possibly) including(50) a. What new concept is introduced in this case?
In this case , LEGO needs a flexible and robust IT infrastructure with business intelligence capabilities that could help management perform better forecasting and planning. So they chose to implement SAP's Supply Chain Management (SCM) , Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and Enterprise Resoures Planning (ERP) modules. In the ERP module includes the Human Capital Management (HCM) application for personnel administration and development. These features such as “Talent Manager” as well those for
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e. Can you think of any other alternatives?
SAS Business Intelligence also offers an integrated, robust and flexible presentation layer for the full breadth of SAS Analytics capabilities, including statistics, predictive analytics, data and text mining, forecasting, and optimization – all integrated within the business context for better, faster decision making.
OSI Consulting also provide infrastructure strategy and planning services evaluate and prioritize IT optimization options and define a road map of activities that can reduce costs and improve utilization using time-tested methods and best-practice analysis. 2. Answer all the Questions at the end of the case correctly (50) f. Explain the role of the database in SAP'sthree-tier system.
The third tier ─ database system, This tier keeps data neutral and independent from application servers or business logic. Giving data its own tier also improves scalability and performance.
Database plays the role of the terminal server, can be used to store or access data. g. Explain why distributed architectures are flexible.
The distributed architectures enables authorized personnel to have direct access to the database system from the company’s various locations.
A distributed database is a database that is under the control of a central database management system in which storage devices are not all attached to a common CPU. It may be stored in multiple computers

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