Management Situations

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What are the pros and cons of using an employee to build you a custom system?

There are various pros and cons of using an employee to build you a custom system. Although an employee may be good in technical areas such as software development, does not mean they know how to produce the most accurate as well as cost efficient systems. On the flip side if you are confident in this employee and know he is able to produce good work you really have nothing to worry about. If an employee built us a system we would be giving all the authority of the system to the employee. This employee would be required to keep track of time punches, labor expenses, etc. An in house employee would give managers quick responses throughout times of operation. A con would be giving the employee the power to make the necessary purchases, as well as putting the burden of the system on his shoulders, such as in cases where the system requires maintenance. This is something you would want to work out with the employee before hand, just so you could make sure the employee is not overspending. You would also want to make sure the employee keeps all receipts in case something went wrong with a component and the software needed some maintenance. As stated in the description time clock manufacturers, and software development companies are offering affordable rates on new products, increasing the number of in house builds. Some cons associated with the new technologies are, time and money. It will cost more to build and implement the system, and also take time for the employees to get use to the new methods, especially the older employees. A good way to go about this would be to leave your old system running, while building the prototype which is known as a smaller scale representation or working model of the users’ requirements or the…...

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