Systems Analysis & Design Fundamentals: A Business Process Redesign Approach uniquely integrates traditional and modern systems analysis with design methods and techniques. By using a business process redesign approach, author Ned Kock enables readers to understand, in a very applied and practical way, how information technologies can be used to significantly improve organizational quality and productivity.

Database Design Concepts and Issues

Database Design Concepts and Issues

Database design concepts and issues

As we have seen in previous chapters of this book, business process redesign does not always lead to in-house systems development as the chosen alternative to implement new business processes. In fact, in the majority of cases, business process outsourcing and commercial package customization are the chosen alternatives, with in-house development trailing far behind.

In spite of the above, a good knowledge of fundamental database design concepts and issues is always useful, regardless of the redesigned business process implementation alternative chosen. In business process outsourcing, for example, decisions regarding the use of certain database structures and file formats by one outsourcing services provider may lead to cost savings when the database is integrated with a different database ...

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