Riordan Manufacturing HR System Essay

1899 Words Apr 9th, 2009 8 Pages
Mr. Hugh McCauley, the COO of Riordan Manufacturing, Inc. has submitted a service request SR-rm-004. This request is to analyze the current Human Resources system and to integrate the existing variety of tools used today into a single integrated application at all plant locations. Mr. McCauley would like to take advantage of a more sophisticated, state-of-the-art, information technology system for the Human Resources department. The IT team will examine the current information system and the possible design and development of a single integrated application that meets or exceeds Riordan Manufacturing’s expectations, reaches completion within time and cost estimates, works effectively and efficiently in the current and planned IT
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After all the information is obtained, analysts will review, analyze and structure the information obtained so they can develop an overall understanding of the new system’s requirements. To define the new system requirements; drawing diagrams, workflow diagrams and activity diagrams will be used to express and model the new system’s processing requirements. Last, the IT team selects and recommends an alternative to Riordan Manufacturing. The recommendation recaps the results of the analysis phase activities, and together the team makes firm decisions about an alternative.

Scope of the Project
The scope of this project is to integrate the existing variety of tools currently implemented at Riordan Manufacturing into a single integrated application. As the Corporate office in San Jose currently has a license for a fully integrated Windows based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) distribution, manufacturing and financial management software application particularly designed for plastics processors and also process and assembly manufacturers. The license does not include application source code. Expansion of this system is to be looked at to determine if this should be used to implement the Human Resource module of this system. We will blend our best-of-breed tools, standardized
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