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        Business Proposal / Project Plan


Name of Company              :

Project Title                :

Project Start Date           :

Project End Date             :




Name of IT Consulting Firm       :

Name of Project Manger           :

Email                            :

Tel. No.                         :
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SECTION A: COMPANY PROFILE & BUSINESS STRATEGY
I.     COMPANY BACKGROUND
       1. Provide an introduction to the company (years in business, organization
          structure, staff strength, market / regional coverage, current clients / customers,
          etc)

       2.     What is the main business activity of the company?             Please describe the
              services and products that it provides?

       3.     Provide an overview of the company’s financial health status (past profitability
              trends, revenue growth trends)


II.    FUTURE PLANS
       1.  What are the company’s vision/ business objectives? What are the plans of the
           company over the next 5 years?


III.   EXISTING IT SYSTEM(S) OR SOFTWARE CURRENTLY IN USE
       1.  Provide an overview of the current IT capability in the company
           (IT dept size, annual IT revenue expenditure, current IT setup etc)

       2.     List down the existing IT system(s) or software that your company is using for
              each business function

       Business function(s) where IT system /                Name of IT system / software in use
       software is being used
          Accounting & Finance
          Human Resource Management
          Payroll
          Inventory or Stock Control
          Sales Management
          Marketing
            (e.g. corporate/ e-Commerce website or portal)
            Others (please specify):


       3.     What are the challenges faced?

IV.    BUSINESS FUNCTIONS THAT WILL BE COMPUTERISED IN THIS PROJECT
       1.  List down the new business functions that will be computerized in this project.


SECTION B: DETAILS OF PROJECT
V.     OBJECTIVES
       1. What does the project aim to achieve?



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2.     DESCRIPTION
      1.  How does the new system work? Describe its functions / modules.
          (Where possible, use flowcharts)

      2.   What are the technology, hardware and software used?

      3.   Give descriptions of the business processes before and after implementation.

3.    PROJECT ORGANISATION
      1. Provide the project structure (for both internal and external manpower) and
         the roles & responsibilities of all project members listed, according to the format
         below.

       Name &           Role in    Responsibilities Qualifications                Relevant
       Designation      Project                     (e.g. education level,        Working
                                                    certifications, etc)          Experiences




      2.   Provide the background, key business focus, staff strength, track records of IT
           consulting firm undertaking the project.

      3.   Have you evaluated any other IT consulting firms and what are the reasons that
           this is chosen over the others?

      4.   Provide the key personnel(s) who will oversee the system upon complete
           project implementation.


4.    MILESTONES
      1.  Provide the project duration (start and end date) and a chart to show the
          timeline for completing the project. Indicate team members’ involvement (in
          terms of man-days/ months) in the relevant phases.

      S/N Tasks                                Estimated    Elapsed   Estimated      Project
                                                 no. of       Time       cost       Members
                                               man-days      (week)    incurred     Involved
                                                required
      1.   User requirements gathering
      2.   System development,
           implementation & customization
       3.  Data conversion and verification
       4.  User acceptance testing
       5.  Post implementation review
     ** Note : Please provide breakdown of works, man days and costing for the
                 development and customization efforts for each individual module.




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5.   COSTS
     Provide the project costs in the following format:

     Item                                      Description                            Cost (S$)
                                               (e.g. specification of hardware, no.
                                               of software licenses, etc)
     Consultancy Services
     Hardware
     Software
     Training (if applicable)
                                                   TOTAL PROJECT COSTS


6.   PROJECTED BENEFITS
     1. What is the extent of business capability improvement that will be brought about
        by the project?

     2.     What is the impact of the project on the company’s operations, business and
            future capability development?

     3.     Please indicated the projected impact on the company’s operations and
            business.




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