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  1. Business Analysis and Recommendations By: Mark Perew, Mary Towner, Wyatt Rothwell, Gretha Bencomo

  2. Who is Sedge Garden Nursery?

  3. What does Sedge Garden Nursery Sell or Do? • They sell a variety of plants along with other landscaping necessities. • Sedge Nursery Garden prides itself on being customer service oriented • with a simple mission, “Produce a great plant at a reasonable price”. • Sedge Garden Nursery does not plan on becoming a mass merchandiser • or ten-million dollar company, instead they plan to remain true to their • and provide human-based customer service.

  4. Company Structure

  5. Current Business Environment?

  6. Current Business Environment? Cont. • Tracking of inventory. • No counts on stock are kept. • Virtually impossible. • If needed, all items are counted by hand. • Sales can be missed due to being out of stock.

  7. Current Business Environment? Cont. • On-Site Services Scheduling: • In-efficient • Double-booking • Missing supplies • Schedule is not easily accessible while mobile.

  8. Current Business Environment? Cont.

  9. Who is Sedge Garden Nursery? What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. • Business Questions • Who are your customers? • How do you retain and acquire new customers? • i.e., word of mouth, advertising • How many employees does Sedge Garden have working on • a daily basis? • How does Sedge Garden keep track of orders, appointments, • and repeat customers?

  10. Who is Sedge Garden Nursery? What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. • Business Questions Cont. • What technology does the company use for accepting • payments and giving receipts? • Does the company have a delivery system available to their • customers? Who is in charge of the delivery system? • What area do they service? • Does Sedge Garden have a computer system setup? • Does the computer have database software? • i.e., Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro

  11. Business Questions Cont. • Does the company have Microsoft Office? • Is the company using any type of financial software? • i.e., QuickBooks • What's the most time consuming activity? • What's the biggest opportunity for improvement?

  12. Who is Sedge Garden Nursery? What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. Business Questions Cont.

  13. Proposed Solution • Objectives/Features • Ability to store employee records and training • Ability to track inventory • Ability to store customers information • Ability to track labor and material cost

  14. Who is Sedge Garden Nursery? What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. • Proposed Solution Cont. • Ability to track financial records (i.e., deposits and payments) • Ability to track deliveries • Ability to track schedule landscaping, fertilizing, and etc., appointments • Ability to run reports, i.e., cost analysis, sales analysis

  15. Who is Sedge Garden Nursery? What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. • Constraints • Scheduling issues for deliveries and lawn maintenance • Possible financial capital issues for software/hardware requirements • Willingness to adapt to new system • No existing system • Limited availability for training

  16. Expected Benefits • Allows the owners the ability to track their inventory and • the more popular selling items. • Ability to focus more efficiently on customer’s needs. • Employees will be better prepared to handle customer • questions about popular items and inventory. • Ability to keep accurate records on all incoming and • outgoing finances. • Improved scheduling and communication. • Ability to contact clients via telephone, email, text, and social media.

  17. Who is Sedge Garden Nursery? What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. • What is the Current Business Environment? Cont. • They sell a variety of plants along with other landscaping necessities. • Sedge Nursery Garden prides itself on being customer service oriented • with a simple mission, “Produce a great plant at a reasonable price”. • Sedge Garden Nursery does not plan on becoming a mass merchandiser • or ten-million dollar company, instead they plan to remain true to their • and provide human-based customer service.

  18. Who are the Stake Holders?

  19. What are the Software and Hardware Requirements?