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Instructions: For case analysis 4, you have to analyze the following two cases Case 7-CAIS-ERP Implementation Gone Terribly Wrong- The Case of Natural Springs.pdf  download Case 8-MISQE-Leveraging Multichannel Retailing The Experience of  download Case analyses and writing are considered as both hard and soft skills. I expect 2-3 pages (11pt, Times New Roman, Single space) max per case, i.e., a total of 6-7 pages max for a week’s two case analyses. However, quality matters than filling up the pages; fewer pages with high quality are also fine. If you want to provide some details, those can be added to the Appendix. I suggest iterating your writing to make the analysis crisp and concise. Quality of your arguments/presentation matters.  The content, meaning, and logical flow of your analysis will be graded. Not being able to provide good content and analysis will result in low grades. The detailed grading  rubric is as follows: Introduction (10%), this part may include but not limited to: Defining the issue(s)–overall as a combination of both cases or for each case separately. If applicable, go beyond the case to know a firm’s current positioning and challenges and consider additional information. A critical analysis (40%), this part may include but not limited to: Analyzing the case data, situation, context, etc. Selecting decision criteria. Analyzing and evaluating alternatives (if any). Recommendations (or innovative thoughts) (40%), this part may include but not limited to: Generating alternatives. Developing and discussing an action/implementation plan. It is great to bring in additional questions. That is a value addition always. Summary (10%), this part may include but not limited to: A concluding summary of lessons from both cases, together or separately. NOTE ON WRITING: Use professional language. Good English and Grammar. No copy-paste. Be careful: more than 20% similarity in Turnitin will lead to plagiarism. Plan for submission early.  Check the similarity score. If it is more than 20%, you need to edit your document and resubmit.  Thus, plan early. Last two weeks, you covered several aspects relevant to Business Platforms.  In Week 11, you covered processes and platforms. In Week 12, the focus was mainly on evolving these into enterprise models, global or local architectures/models, and accordingly design sourcing activities. You have a detailed understanding of the rationale behind organizations’ choice of cloud-based digital/business-based platforms, what drives the shifts across platforms, and the advantages and disadvantages of different models.  Keep this in mind while moving to analyze the two cases assigned in Week 13. You will apply what you learned in the last two weeks in the case analysis.  As usual, here are some tips from me to help you.  However, it would be best if you think beyond and above these points. Also, you are free to take another approach as far as it links to the course materials.  For the case “ERP Implementation Gone Terribly Wrong- The Case of Natural Springs,” you may think about the gaps and options.  For instance, the Sun System clearly did not provide all the local functionality required by Natural Springs. What was the most significant functionality gap present at the factory? Describe the set of options generally available for resolving such gaps within ERP systems. Which option would you have recommended to Natural Springs to resolve the described factory gap? Why? For the case  “Leveraging Multichannel Retailing: The Experience of,” assume it was your responsibility to develop a platform (and subsequently an ERP system) to accommodate the online channel initiative.  What would be the tactic to follow, referring to the ‘integrating the global business process for the online channel initiative.’  Why? There is no right or wrong answer; choose, and justify one.  As I said, these are some pointers for you to think of; not necessarily you should engage in answering all of them and produce a question-answer document.  It is a case analysis, and these questions are given to invoke thoughts and guide you to analyze. I felt some of you struggled with a good analysis in the first case analyses.  That is why I am providing these question pointers to help you think this time, only once, not to be repeated further. You may also think of other ways to analyze both cases. Whatever you do, do a great job.