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Xerox (Hong Kong): Sales Activity Management Process (A)
Product Number:
9A99E015
Publication Date:
04/09/1999
Revised Date:
01/15/2010
Length:
21 pages
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
The sales director of Xerox (Hong Kong) has a vision to transform sales force management processes which would require radical changes to both the organization and the information technology infrastructure. The design includes a company-wide database to be available to the sales force by remote access through Intranet/Internet. From this database the sales force could manage their territory using notebook computers while travelling, working at client sites, sitting in meetings, or talking on the phone. At the time of sale, they could check inventory, quote prices, notify delivery or service schedules, and make billing arrangements. Successful implementation of the plan requires the sales director to overcome financial constraints, ingrained habits, traditional cultural values, an inadequate information technology infrastructure, and the effects of the change beyond the sales organization. The purpose of this case is to present the challenges of planning and implementing a major technology initiative in a cross-cultural setting. The student is expected to outline an implementation plan. A (B) case is available as a follow-up, case 9B00E002.
Disciplines:
International,  Information Systems
Industries:
Manufacturing
Setting:
Hong Kong, Large, 1997
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$3.95 CAD / $3.95 USD Printed Copy
$3.40 CAD / $3.40 USD Permissions
Associated Materials
Supplements: 9B00E002 (5 pages)
Translations: Simplified Chinese (22 pages)
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