Table of Contents
1.0 Introduction. 3
1.1 Background of the study. 3
1.2 Research Aims and Objectives. 3
1.3 Research Questions. 3
2.0 Literature Review.. 4
2.1 Use of Cloud based ERP system in Retail Business. 4
2.2 Problems of Cloud based ERP system in retail business. 5
3.0 Research Methods. 6
4.0 Results and Analysis. 7
5.0 Conclusion. 7
Reference List 8
Communication is the main purpose of the total information system. Weather in the ancient time or even in the modern time communication system was given the top most priority. In this chapter the researcher will diversify about the concept of Cloud Based ERP system in the retail business management along with its advantages and disadvantages (Albarakati and Qayyum, 2015).
1.1 Background of the study
According to Morris (2011), in the modern generation the concept of internet application has given the most important breakthrough. It has enhanced the total communication system totally. Development of communication system is a long process. The entire researchers across the word perform various kinds of research work and research project in order to implement a better way of communication. In this particular assignment the researcher will discuss about a modern concept of could based ERP System.
1.2 Research Aims and Objectives
This particular research is based on the Cloud Based ERP system in retail business. The main objective of this particular proposal is to diversify the concept of Cloud Computing and to focus on its advantages and disadvantages. Different kinds of research methodology is adopted by the researcher in order to gather complete information about the applications of Cloud Based ERP system in the retail business management.
- To identify the potential benefits of ERP system for retail business
- To evaluate the key benefits of Cloud Based ERP system for retail business organization
- To recommend the appropriate software tools of ERP system for retail marketers
- What are the key benefits of ERP system for retail marketers?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of cloud based ERP system in retail business management?
- What is Cloud Based ERP system in the retail business management?
1.3 Research Questions
2.0 Literature Review
In this particular proposal the researcher will discuss about the concept of cloud computing system. Cloud Computing system is based on the Data Base Management System (DBMS). An imaginary cloud is present with a common access loaded with data. There is a common access system over the cloud. In order to increase the flexibility of the data access in an enterprise the concept of cloud computing system is introduced (Sasikala, 2011).
2.1 Use of Cloud based ERP system in Retail Business
According to La Barge (2012), there are many advantages of the cloud computing system. The major advantage of cloud computing system is the flexibility in the access. By using a particular User ID and a proper Password anyone can get the full access of the database. The importance of this particular database is regarding the portability function. Any user with a valid user Id and password can get the full access of the database from everywhere and from anywhere. It increases the flexibility of the work.
The second advantage is regarding the data base management system. Cloud Computing is a proper database system where the data are fully protected. In any Enterprise the most important asset is data. Data protection is generally an important part of the management system. With the help of Cloud Computing the concept of the data storing system has changed totally. It is a system with 0% fault tolerance i.e. the data is stored with full protection. Further this particular concept is diversified with virtualization. Generally all the storage system is getting virtualized. This will ensure in the increase of portability and flexibility.
Figure 1: Advantages
(Source : Chhabra and Kumar 2012)
2.2 Problems of Cloud based ERP system in retail business
As per Alam (2012), cost factor is one of the most crucial factors in the concept of cloud computing. There are many kinds of retails sectors. The cost factor becomes the primary barrier to implement this concept. Small organization cannot to implement this particular system due to cost. The application of Cloud Computing is very vast. Generally all the small business organization cannot afford to implement.
The second disadvantage is regarding the accessibility. Accessibility of cloud computing is very much diversified. The popularity is very much less. In the enterprise resource planning system the implementation of Cloud computing system is not done on a proper basis. On the other hand there are two more disadvantages. The first disadvantage is regarding the reliability and control factor and about its compliance and security factor. These are the additional two factors which restricts its popularity (Chhabra and Kumar 2012).
Figure 2: Disadvantages
(Source : Albarakati, 2015, pp- 19).
3.0 Research Methods
Mainly there are three kinds of research philosophy. Positivism, Interpretivism and realism. In this particular research work the researcher applied the concept of positivisms research philosophy because the positivism helps to understand the reality of the research work. As per research methodology there are two kinds of research approach. One is inductive method and on the other hand there is inductive method. The researcher has used the deductive approach of research methodology. The researcher has used two types of data collection method in order to complete the research work. One method of data collection is known as the primary method of data collection and on the other hand there is secondary method of data collection. Further the data collection procedure is divided into quantitative part and qualitative part. There are three kinds’ research designs which are used by the researcher in order to complete the research work. The three kinds of research designs are explanatory, exploratory and descriptive. In this particular assignment the researcher has taken the explanatory research design in order to complete the research the research work. The researcher used the concept of probability sampling method in order to support the data collection procedure (Chhabra and Kumar, 2012).
Figure 3: Research Methodology
(Source: Chhabra and Kumar, 2012, pp-255).
4.0 Results and Analysis
By applying two kinds of data collection procedure the researcher has gone through various kinds views regarding the concept of Cloud Based ERP system in retail business. The researcher got a mixed view in the data collection methods. Due to its high cost the process of implementation is very slow. It is only possible for the big organization to implement this total procedure and on the other hand small organization cannot afford to implement this service.
This particular proposal is based on the Cloud Based ERP system in retail business. The researcher concluded about the advantages as well as disadvantages of cloud computing system. In this proposal the researcher mainly focuses on the different kinds of challenges and barriers regarding the implementation of Cloud Based ERP system in the retail business management. In order to support the research work in an effective manner the researcher applied various kinds of research methodology.
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