iScript is a software developer and system integrator that has been charged with supplying their client with a system that has the ability to integrate all its clients current systems into one centralised point. The client seeks a solution that has the capacity to provide as far as possible real time data to be used in business decision making and other calculations required by legislation.
The deliverables include a data dictionary that contains all current systems used, their unit of measurement and a suggested standardised format to be used for comparison and quality management purposes. The scope of this project includes a literature study and theoretical conceptual design, but excludes final implementation.
The project plan is broken down as follows:
1. Define measurements
2. Set benchmarks
3. Obtain measurements
4. Define scorecard
5. Present measurements
The use of SiSense’s Prism ElastiCube Manager will simplify the decision making process by putting information that is currently housed in separate, nonstandard information systems in one convenient location. It will also simplify calculations such as total running cost of a specific data centre and carbon footprint produced by placing data on dashboards displaying the necessary KPI’s.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2011.