The growth of Syngenta requires an expanded network and extensive information system. There is the need to have distributed systems that spans large networks. With enterprise application architecture, there is therefore a need to have these systems in place so that the functions that span many departments can be leveraged to work effectively. There is the emergence of enterprise applications like ERP which have been found to be effective. Syngenta has a number of departments that work together collaboratively. There is a lot of software that are used in these departments.
Human resource department
This is a vital department that handles all human resource affairs of a given company. It is concerned with issues that concern staff in any organization. The head of this department is a human resource manager. Most of the applications that run in this department are those that are used in normal office running like office and drawing software. ERP is another important application that is run in this department. This application is an integral of many systems. The network that is run here is that of star (Smith & Seifert, Illinois ).
This is the department that handles the technology and ensures that the business gets new innovation. They ensure that the technology is utilized. They are not only deal with the technological aspects of technology but also on strategic issues too (Fagan, 2005).
Accounting and Finance
This is the department that ensures that cash flow is healthy. They handle cash flow and how everything that concerns money be handled well and all spending are accounted for. They also ensure that the services offered by the company are relevant. They relay the information to the management regarding what the client want. They connect the company with the outside world so that they inform the company of what the outside world wants (Camp, 2004).
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