Simple Getaways, Inc. is a fictional, midsize travel and tourism company. After several years of growth, including expanding from a single office in California to 12 offices in various areas of the western United States, Simple Getaways now finds itself struggling with the effects of that growth. Communication and information-sharing between offices are problematic. Ensuring that two people in the same office are looking at the same data has been an ongoing issue as well.
After determining that further growth of the business is dependent on more efficient processing of information both within and between offices, management has budgeted for the design and implementation of a new system to address these concerns.
For this task, you are to act as a consultant for Simple Getaways. You are expected to review the attached “Request for Proposal” (RFP) from Simple Getaways and submit a written response containing a suggested solution for the issues outlined in the RFP. You may include additional information in your response if you feel that it would help Simple Getaways make a decision on which vendor to choose for the project.
A. Write a response (e.g., proposal, letter) to the Simple Getaways RFP by doing the following:
1. Describe how the challenges in the Simple Getaways RFP affect key stakeholders.
2. Discuss the differences between the actual performance and the desired performance of Simple Getaways.
3. Recommend a technological solution to the challenges in the Simple Getaways RFP.
a. Justify how the recommended solution will address the challenges in the Simple Getaways RFP.
B. If you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.