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The identification of all significant requirements is one of the key contributors to the selection of an application system that really improves existing business processes. Some requirements derive directly from current business processes. Other requirements, however, are often different from current organizational practice. Consider the following payroll examples:
- Current practice: issue paychecks. Alternative practice: directly deposit pay into employee-selected accounts.
- Current practice: issue pay-stubs biweekly. Alternative practice: post pay records online for direct staff access over the Internet.