American Barcode and RFID Services - SRDS
Systems Requirement and Design Study (SRDS): Is Your Business Ready?
All too often, projects are undertaken to improve technology infrastructure, only to fail during implementation due to lack of foresight and planning in addressing deficient processes. Technology professionals too often assume that they understand a process problem when, in reality, they have done little to investigate. Many projects are commenced with little or no real preparation in developing programs and processes that will ultimately resolve expressed needs and implied ramifications to the business environment.
American Barcode and RFID is different. We approach every technology requirement with the thorough investigatory energy that is needed to appropriately analyze and address the opportunity
We call this process our Systems Requirement and Design Study (SRDS). An SRDS is a comprehensive research and design tool that results in the creation of a baseline document outlining the steps, procedures, risks, and deliverables associated with a defined scope of work.
When Is an SRDS Performed?
An SRDS is performed at the beginning of every project that requires the integration of software with data collection terminals, printers, or interfacing with software systems.
Why is an SRDS Necessary?
From warehouses to hospitals, Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) systems can streamline operations, eliminate repetitive processes, and reduce costs. An SRDS ensures those AIDC systems are put into place with precision and expediency.
SRDS Saves Money
Programming a "moving target" is a very costly effort. Re-work is one of the most expensive aspects of any technology implementation. An SRDS eliminates much of the cost of re-programming during intstallation because the "discovery" phase of development is conducted before any work begins. This diligence protects both the client and American Barcode and RFID.
SRDS Manages Time
The step-by-step procedural framework of an SRDS ensures better planning and time management. Meetings during implementation can be reduced; delivery milestones can be forecasted and achieved. Project completion dates can be set with certainty.
SRDS Ensures Accuracy
An SRDS eliminates "scope creep". What is specified in the document is what is delivered, thereby ensuring that the final product meets all agreed-upon elements from the beginning of the project. An SRDS is meticulously designed and explicitly followed.
Ask AB&R today about the SRDS process and obtain a sample SRDS for your review. American Barcode and RFID prides itself on providing the very best solutions and services to its customers and is proud to offer the SRDS program to every customer to ensure mutual success of all solution implementations.
The SRDS process begins with a comprehensive interview. During this phase, one of the Solution Engineers from the AB&R Professional Services team discusses the project in-depth with each of the principal stakeholders. This interview process includes visiting the site of implementation and reviewing the existing application elements. The collected information is then compiled and used to develop the initial SRDS. Test programming is completed in-house to ensure that basic assumptions of the plan can be assessed*. Once initial program testing is complete, the SRDS plan is completed. The SRDS is presented to the customer for review, and upon acceptance, actual work begins.
The SRDS document begins with a description of the company and of the expressed need. This is followed by a passage regarding the analysis of the situation and a description of current practices relating to the project. Project purpose and the solution recommendation follow next. The paper then goes into an in-depth analysis relating to the programming, hardware and software configurations. The SRDS next provides a walk-through of the phased roll-out of the project. It also provides information regarding the reporting features of the implemented software and outlines the accompanying training procedures for the running system. At the end, it details software and services pricing beyond the scope of the SRDS.
As SRDS is infinitely detailed. Screen shots are used on nearly every page to illustrate each step of the programming process. The recommended solution section is broken down into the separate hardware and software components required to make the solution successful. Manufacturer specifications are provided when necessary and even bubble quote illustrations are used to further describe screen shots of the software. Legacy software integration is addressed where appropriate and when technology that is unfamiliar is utilized as part of the project, every effort is made to describe and explain how the technology works. Advantages and disadvantages are listed for programming decisions made during the testing phase of the project, thereby enabling the customer to understand the process of product selection and certification.
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