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HI5019 T1 2021 – Assessment 2: Group Assignment Page 1 of 9 HOLMESINSTITUTEFACULTY OFHIGHEREDUCATION ASSESSMENT DETAILS AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINESTrimesterT1 2021Unit CodeHI5019Unit TitleStrategic Information Systems for Business and EnterpriseAssessment TypeAssessment 2: Group AssignmentAssessment TitleSystem Analysis and SelectionPurpose of theassessment (withULO Mapping)Students are required to:• Critically evaluate the purpose and role of accountinginformation systems in today’s business environment (ULO 1),• Evaluate systems development methodologies and the role ofaccountants in system development projects (ULO 3), and• Appraise the risks inherent in computer-based systems/ERP,including the role of ethics and the various internal controlprocesses that need to be in place (ULO 4).Weight30% of the total assessments.Total Marks30 Marks.Word limitUp to 2,500 words.Due DateGroup Formation: Please form the group by self-enrolling inBlackboard. There should be maximum of 4 members in a group.Email [email protected] for any issues with self-enrolling intogroups.The written report is due in Week 11 on Friday dated 4th June 2021 at11:59 PM.Late submission incurs penalties of five (5) % of the assessment percalendar day unless an extension and/or special consideration has beengranted by Student Services prior to the assessment deadline. HI5019 T1 2021 – Assessment 2: Group Assignment Page 2 of 9 SubmissionGuidelines• All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along witha completed Assignment Cover Page.• The students are required to work in a group of 1-4 students.However, there is no minimum limit for a group. In certaincircumstances, a student can work in a Solo Group.• The assignment must be in MS Word format, double spacing, 12-ptArial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page withappropriate section headings and page numbers.• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report and listedappropriately at the end in a reference list using Adapted HarvardReferencing style. Please see the section Assignment Design –Adapted Harvard Referencing Section below.• Include a minimum of thirteen (13) references, at least five (5) frompeer-reviewed journal relevant to the unit. Assignment DetailsPart A. Literature Review. [Up to 500 words]Select the topic of your interest from the Accounting Information System (attend drop-insession to get guidelines on the selecting the topic and conducting the literature review). Dothe literature review and select five articles from your selected topic.Required: Synthesize these articles to identify the literature gap.Part B. System Analysis and Selection Report. [Up to 2000 words]BackgroundYou are running an accounting/management consultancy firm. One of your clients is currentlyevaluating its information systems, and the Managing Director of your client thinks that theyneeded to invest in an Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system to support the growth ofthe business. During your first meeting, the managing director of your client requested youto evaluate their business and recommend ERP software.Client/Company SelectionYou are required to select a listed company of your choice (your firm’s client). The selectedcompany should be a manufacturing firm listed on either The Australian Stock Exchange orthe Stock Exchange of your home country. The chosen company is your firm’s client.Framework of AnalysisThe report should include the following components:1. Background of the Selected Business1.1 Evaluate the business process of your client to identify potential weak internal controlsand the risk associated with these potential weak controls. And recommend theHI5019 T1 2021 – Assessment 2: Group Assignment Page 3 of 9control techniques that will reduce or eliminate the potential risks. [Hint: your responseshould be based on our discussion in Interactive Tutorial 4 to 6.]2. Systems Requirements2.1 Briefly discuss the software features and functionalities that your client shouldconsider supporting its business activities. [Hint: your response should be based on Section1.1 above.]3. Software Selection3.1 ERP functionality falls into two general groups of applications, including coreapplications and business analytical applications. We will discuss these generalgroups of applications in Week 10 Interactive Tutorial (Chapter 11: EnterpriseResource Planning System). Based on our tutorial discussion, summarise these twogeneral groups of applications.3.2 Compare and contrast the features and functionalities of three ERP software packagesoffered by the ERP vendors. Hint. Try to apply the general functionalities and key elementsof ERP systems we discussed in Week 10 Interactive Tutorial.3.3 In the end, identify the most suitable vendor and ERP software package for your clientand explain why it is the best option.Assignment StructureThe report should include the following components.Holmes Institute Assignment Cover SheetThe Holmes Institute Assignment Cover Sheet is available at the end of menu itemAssessments on the Blackboard.Part A. Literature Review.Synthesize your selected articles in 500 words to identify the literature gap.Part B. System Analysis and Selection Report.1. Executive SummaryThe Executive summary should be concise and not involve too much detail. It should makecommentary on the main points only and follow the sequence of the report. Write theExecutive Summary after the report is completed, and once you have an overview of thewhole text.2. Contents PageThis needs to show a logical listing of all the sub-headings of the report’s contents. Note thisis excluded from the total word count.3. IntroductionHI5019 T1 2021 – Assessment 2: Group Assignment Page 4 of 9Typically, the introduction is a short paragraph which includes background, scope and themain points raised in the order of importance. There should be a brief conclusion statementat the end of the introduction.4. Main Body Paragraphs with Numbered Sub-headingsThis section contains the detailed information which elaborates on the main points raised inthe introduction. Each paragraph should begin with an exact topic sentence, then supportingsentences with facts and evidence obtained from research and finish with a concludingsentence at the end.5. ConclusionThis section contains a logical and coherent evaluation based on a thorough and objectiveassessment of the research performed.6. AppendicesThis section includes any additional explanatory information which is supplementary and/orgraphical to help communicate the main ideas made in the report. Refer to the appendices inthe main body paragraphs, as and where appropriate. (Note this is excluded from the totalword count.)Note: The report should be grounded on relevant literature, and all references must be citedappropriately and included in the reference list.Assessment Design – Adapted Harvard ReferencingHolmes will be implementing as a pilot program a revised Harvard approach to referencing.The following guidelines apply:1. Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources which provide full textaccess to the source’s content for lecturers and markers.2. The Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of the essay andtitled: References.3. It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged alphabetically A-Zby author surname. In addition, it MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of thecited reference source.For example;P Hawking, B McCarthy, A Stein (2004), Second Wave ERP Education, Journal ofInformation Systems Education, Fall, http://jise.org/Volume15/n3/JISEv15n3p327.pdf4. All assignments will require additional in-text reference details which will consist ofthe surname of the author/authors or name of the authoring body, year ofpublication, page number of content, paragraph where the content can be found.For example;“The company decided to implement a enterprise wide data warehouse businessintelligence strategies (Hawking et al, 2004, p3(4)).”HI5019 T1 2021 – Assessment 2: Group Assignment Page 5 of 9Non-Adherence to Referencing GuidelinesWhere students do not follow the above guidelines:1. Students who submit assignments which do not comply with the guidelines will beasked to resubmit their assignments.2. Late penalties will apply, as per the Student Handbook each day, after the student/shave been notified of the resubmission requirements.3. Students who comply with guidelines and the citations are “fake” will be reportedfor academic misconduct. Marking criteriaMarking criteriaWeighting inTotal GradesSynthesize your selected articles to identify the literature gap.8%Evaluate business processes of your client [according to section 1.1].3%Outline the software features and functionalities that your clientshould consider supporting its business activities.3%Discuss two general groups of applications.4%Compare and contrast the features/functionalities of three ERPsoftware packages offered by the ERP vendors.4%Identify the most suitable vendor and ERP software package for yourclient and explain why it is the best option.4%Presentation2%Research Quality2%TOTAL Weight30% HI5019 T1 2021 – Assessment 2: Group Assignment Page 6 of 9 Marking RubricExcellentVery GoodGoodSatisfactoryUnsatisfactory(80-100%)(70-79%)(60-69%)(50-59%)(0-49%)Discussion on yourselected articles toidentify theliterature gap. (8Marks)An excellentdiscussion on yourselected articles toidentify the literaturegap.A very gooddiscussion on yourselected articles toidentify the literaturegap.A good discussion onyour selected articlesto identify theliterature gap.An adequatediscussion on yourselected articles toidentify the literaturegap.Inappropriatediscussion on yourselected articles toidentify the literaturegap.Evaluate businessprocesses of yourclient [according tosection 1.1]. (3 Marks)Demonstrate anexcellentunderstanding of keybusiness processes foryour client in thediscussion.Demonstrate a verygood understanding ofkey business processesfor your client in thediscussion.Demonstrate a goodunderstanding of keybusiness processes foryour client in thediscussion.Demonstrate anadequateunderstanding of keybusiness processes foryour client in thediscussion.Unable to present aproper discussion ofkey business processesfor your client.Outline the softwarefeatures andfunctionalities thatyour client shouldconsider supporting itsbusiness activities. (3Marks)Present an excellentdiscussion on thefeatures andfunctionalities ofaccounting softwarethat your client shouldconsider.Present a very gooddiscussion on thefeatures andfunctionalities ofaccounting softwarethat your client shouldconsider.Present a gooddiscussion on featuresand functionalities ofaccounting softwarethat your client shouldconsider with minorerrors and/oromissions.Present a discussionon features andfunctionalities ofaccounting softwarethat your client shouldconsider with errorsand/or omissions.Unable to present aproper discussion onfeatures andfunctionalities ofaccounting softwarethat your client shouldconsiderDiscuss two generalgroups of applications.(4 Marks)Present an excellentdescription of twogeneral groups ofapplications.Present a very gooddescription of twogeneral groups ofapplications.Present a gooddescription of twogeneral groups ofapplications withminor errors and/oromissions.Present two generalgroups of applicationswith errors and/oromissions.Unable to present anaccurate description oftwo general groups ofapplications. HI5019 T1 2021 – Assessment 2: Group Assignment Page 7 of 9 Compare and contrastthefeatures/functionalitiesof three ERP softwarepackages offered bythe ERP vendors.(4 Marks)Present an excellentcomparison of featuresand functionalities ofthree ERP softwarepackages.Present a very goodcomparison of featuresand functionalities ofthree ERP softwarepackages.Present a goodcomparison of featuresand functionalities ofthree ERP softwarepackages with minorerrors and/oromissions.Present a reasonablecomparison of featuresand functionalities ofthree ERP softwarepackages with errorsand omissions.Unable to present aproper comparison offeatures andfunctionalities of threeERP softwarepackages.Identify the mostsuitable vendor andERP software packagefor your client andexplain why it is thebest option.(4 Marks)Propose a choice ofERP software packagebased on very strongarguments.Propose a choice ofERP software packagebased on strongarguments.Propose a choice ofERP software packagebased on reasonablearguments.Propose a choice ofERP software packagebased on weak orinadequate arguments.Unable to propose aproper choice of ERPsoftware package orback the proposedchoice with a validargument.Presentation.(2 Marks)The report included allelements and is verywell presented.The writing flowedclearly, and sectionsare linked veryeffectively.Referencing isexemplary.English is used veryeffectively and is errorfree.The report included allelements and is wellpresented.The writing flowedclearly, and sectionsare linked effectively.Referencing is of ahigh standard.English is usedeffectively with veryfew errors present.The report included allelements and isgenerally presentedappropriately.The writing flowedwell in most of thecases, and sections arelinked.Referencing is inaccordance withguidelines.English is usedeffectively with fewerrors present.The report includedmost elements and isadequately presented.Writing sometimesdoes not flow clearly,leaving the paper toseem disjointed inareas.Referencing issomewhat inaccordance withguidelines.Basic English is usedwith some errorspresent.The report lackedsome elements and ispoorly presented.Writing often does notflow clearly, leavingthe paper to seemsomewhat disjointed.Referencing is notentirely in accordancewith relevantguidelines.Basic English is usedwith errors present. HI5019 T1 2021 – Assessment 2: Group Assignment Page 8 of 9 Research Quality.(2 Marks)An extensive amountof high-qualityevidence from peerreviewed journalarticles and othersources is includedand used effectively tosupport discussion.A broad range ofquality peer-reviewedjournal references andother sources isincluded and usedeffectively to supportdiscussion.An adequate range ofpeer-reviewed journalreferences is includedand used to supportdiscussion.An adequate range ofpeer-reviewed journalreferences is includedand used to a basicextent to supportdiscussion.Little or no peerreviewed journalreferences areincluded, and these arerarely used to supportdiscussion effectively. HI5019 T1 2021 – Assessment 2: Group Assignment Page 9 of 9Academic IntegrityHolmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as AcademicIntegrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates.Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions aboutAcademic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer ortutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources canalso be found through the Study Sills link on Blackboard.Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may rangefrom deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension ofcourse enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches PlagiarismReproducing the work of someone else without attribution.When a student submits their own work on multipleoccasions this is known as self-plagiarism.CollusionWorking with one or more other individuals to complete anassignment, in a way that is not authorised.CopyingReproducing and submitting the work of another student,with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to takereasonable precautions to prevent their own original workfrom being copied, this may also be considered an offence.ImpersonationFalsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else topresent as oneself, in an in-person examination.Contract cheatingContracting a third party to complete an assessment task,generally in exchange for money or other manner ofpayment.Data fabrication andfalsificationManipulating or inventing data with the intent of supportingfalse conclusions, including manipulating images. Source: INQAAHE, 2020

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