T3

2019: ICT100 Foundations of Information Systems

Assessment

2

Case

Study Assignment: Individual

case study assessment composed of two submissions in Moodle: Part 1-

Excel sheet and Part 2- Report (1,000 words).

Assessment

topic:

Data Analysis with Excel and Report about modern information systems.

Submission:

On the submission link in Moodle, there are two tabs: Part 1 and Part

2. Submit the Excel spreadsheet in Part 1 and the Report (Word

format) in Part 2 on

or before Sunday 15 December 2019 by 11:55pm (Week 6).

Do not compress the files as a zip folder.

Purpose:

In this assessment students are to critically analyse a given case

study. Students will use an Excel spread sheet and its different

functionalities to analyse the case study. This assessment

contributes to learning outcomes b and d.

Value:

15%

Assessment

Details:

FIRST

BANK is aggressive in its strategy to grow its customer base by

offering tailored financial solutions. To ensure the bank is

prepared to address the potential surge in transactions, the bank is

evaluating different systems to replace its legacy core banking

application. The I.T. team is evaluating six systems (CB1 to CB6)

that were presented to them by independent software vendors. The

given file Assessment2-Datafile.xlx contains testing results

for these core banking systems (XX is the last two digits of

your student ID). The assignment requires students to analyse

the given case study and provide their recommendation for selection

of the best system for the company. The assignment has two main

parts:

Data

Analysis with Excel:

Analyse the given data in Assessment2-Datafile.xlx

after completing the tasks given. Analysis is based on the use of

various excel formulas and graphs learned in class.

Report:

Write a report for First Bank that must include the following

sections:

Introduction:

Discuss the importance of competitive advantage associated with the

use of modern information systems.

Information

System Selection:

Justify the selection of core banking system based on the results

generated in the excel sheet. The justification must be based on

the two

graphs.

Importance

of Data representation: Discuss

the importance of correctly representing data for easy decision

making.

Conclusion:

Must summarise the important parts of the report and should include

recommendations for using information systems for competitive

advantage.

Reference

List:

At least two references from academic journals. In addition,

proper in-text referencing is to be followed.

Details

of Data Analysis with Excel:

Download

the file Assessment2-Datafile.xlx

and complete the following tasks:

1.

In the row labeled “Total Transactions”, calculate net

transactions after deducting “Re-Entry Required due to system

errors” from “Transactions”.

2.

In the row labeled “Transaction Block”, calculate the transaction

block by dividing Total Transactions by 50.

3.

In the row labeled “Transactions per module (6 modules)”,

calculate the transactions for each module by dividing Transaction

Block by 6.

4.

In column H use the Sum function to give totals (for all systems –

CB1 to CB6) for each of the rows (rows 4 to 8).

5.

In column I determine the lowest value (for all systems – CB1 to

CB6) for each of the rows (rows 4 to 8).

6.

In column J determine the highest value (for all systems– CB1 to

CB6) for each of the rows (rows 4 to 8).

7.

In column K determine the arithmetic mean (for all systems – CB1 to

CB6) for each of the rows (rows 4 to 8).

8.

The forecasted Daily Revenue gained from each system is based on

transactions per module that is used in analysis for sales and

marketing campaigns. There is a total of 6 modules. Use a lookup

table with revenue that changes according to the number of

Transactions per module. You will use the range B8 to G8

(Transactions per Module) for the formulas to calculate daily

revenue. There is a table on the spreadsheet showing the Daily

Revenue. Use either the Lookup function or VLookup function to find

the daily revenue for each of the systems CB1 to CB6 (make sure to

use absolute referencing in your formula for the array field).

9.

Create a Clustered Column chart for the Total Transactions. Remember

to select the correct ranges and ensure the title of the chart is

“Total Transactions”.

10.

Create a Pie chart showing the column “Re-entry required due to

system errors”. Remember to select the correct ranges and ensure

the title of the chart is “System Errors”.

Marking

Criteria: The assessment will be

marked based on the following criteria:

1. Correct

use of Excel formulas and graphs

2. Well-written

and directly answers the question

3. Provides

supported argument with at least two references (from academic

journals and books)

4. Demonstrates

knowledge of the subject matter

5. Draws

a conclusion based on argument

Refer

to the Subject Outline for a detailed breakdown of this criteria.

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