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Dell's initiative

Dell a leading computer technology organization has established a high ethical standard of doing business with customers, vendors, stakeholders, suppliers and shareholders. As a result of the changing technology world Dell have dealt with rapid environmental changes in their market in order to be competitive. The management tools of an organization have is clear in order to achieve and develop growth and success. Such tools like strategic and financial planning are essential to the growth of an organization. The strategic planning is a process of establishing long-term goals and developing ways of achieving those goals. The financial planning is a way of determining the organizations expenses, assets and future income in order to acquire cash to achieve the strategic goals that have been established. The relationship between strategic and financial planning in an organization is to drive the decision making for long-term success allowing them ability to succeed in a changing environment. Dell is a driven organization that is the leader in the industry and in order to be successful in such a competitive market they must set the company for success by developing strong strategic and financial planning goals. . The goal of Team B is to describe the strategic planning initiative and identify an initiative used by Dell in their annual report. Our team will describe how this initiative will impact the organization financial planning, costs and sales. The risks associated with the initiative and the financial impact that these risk may have will also be discussed. These objectives will be established based on the financial planning and reports submitted by Dell's organization.
In order for Dell's organization to be successful and competitive in the technology market the focus must be on setting clear strategic and financial planning in order to respond to changing environment. In order to drive a successful organization Dell quickly realized that they must understand and create value for the customer and not follow the path that the other organization developed in the market. As stated in Rosenquist (1997) Dells strategic planning initiative was to promote growth and enhance efficiency by using an information process maturity model. The purpose of this model was to identify and evaluate the organizations growth, strength and weakness in order for the organization to be more efficient and effective. The strategy gives executives, contributors and staff a clear understanding of the focus and maturity of the organization. As stated in the Dell's business report they must continue to meet the customer's needs and organizational goals by expanding the business strategy. Dell's business strategy is based on direct customer model, relevant technology and solutions with highly efficient manufacturing and logistics. The organization has continued to develop this strategy with new distribution channels that reach consumers across the country. Dell is pursing an acquisition strategy that will enhance the products and technology that bring value to the customer. As stated in Rosenquist (1997) for Dell to continue to grow in such a competitive market they must achieve goals of continuous improvement, lowering cost and meeting customer needs which will help them to sustain profitable growth in a competitive market.

o. Describe how this initiative will impact the organization's financial planning.
1) How will the organization's initiative impact costs?
2) How will the organization's initiative impact sales?

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o. Describe how this initiative will impact the organization's financial planning.

The initiative to acquire another company will have significant financial implications. To fund the acquisition, company will need to plan it in advance. For example, it will need to decide that whether to fund this acquisition via internal accruals, or ...

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Dell's initiative