These business plans are the initial input for the information systems plan and influence the types of systems that the company will consider.Once the overall orientation of the information system is clear from the strategic plan, the business systems planning process has to look at what the company does.
A strategic plan lays out the company goals and the strategies it intends to implement to achieve them.
In small businesses, such strategies often focus on financial goals and corresponding marketing plans.
IT Business systems planning (BSP) is a method of analyzing, defining and designing the information architecture of organizations.
It is a complex method dealing with interconnected data, processes, strategies, aims and The result of a BSP project is a technology roadmap aligning investments and business strategy.
Final recommendations and plans are made for the organization during this step, which encompasses information architecture, IS management and information-subsystem development and includes costs, profits and future activities.
This is the agreement of all interested parties (team, management, and sponsor) on future actions.
If the company has manufacturing, the information system has to include production planning.
If it is service oriented, the software has to have hourly billing and cost assignment features.
The key corporate processes are a second step in defining the requirements for the proposed information systems.
Sometimes the processes themselves require re-engineering to let them work with information systems.