Vista Entertainment Solution’s organizational structure and management
Vista Entertainment Solutions, an Aukland based company, is a global leader in providing entertainment software solutions. The company produces softwares such as for more than 1000 cinemas in over 50 countries around the world such as USA, Mexico, UK, China, and Australia among others. Some of the company’s clients include Greater Union, Cinemex, Apollo Cinemas, and VUE Cinemas among others. In addition to providing software for cinemas, Vista also offers solutions for beverage and food outlets with a particular emphasis for those associated with entertainment attractions and avenues (vista.co.nz.)
Until 2010, the company was coowned by SKYCITY Cinemas- 50% and Vista management Group-50%. Vista Management Group later purchased SKYCITY’s 50% holding of the company. Currently the company is managed by Vista Management Group with a global partnership network in 11 countries. The global partners conduct sales and customer support for the company’s clients around the world.
Vista Solutions is headed by an executive chairman while all the administrative duties are taken up by the CEO. The CEO heads a team comprising of finance and legal officer, marketing manager, global services manager, online general manager, product design manager, development manager, an overall general manager and regional operation managers for various continental regions among other officers. The organizational structure of Vista Entertainment Solutions is a matrix structure where the regional managers lead the sales and support teams operating in countries within their regions.
Vista Solutions systems architecture
IS infrastructure is a plan that lists how IT supports business infrastructure and strategy of a company. Infrastructure includes applications, IT services, IT equipment, road map and data handling. Vista Systems facilitates online booking of tickets and coordinates other services involved in the cinema industry. Its architecture is based on vista architect- a complete Transaction Level Modeling (TLM) methodology, which validates its functionalities, analyzes architectural tradeoffs, performance and creates virtual platforms for software development to support several diverse functions.
Vista Solutions systems architecture delivers on the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) business management software. ERP refers to management software that allows an organization to employ a system of integrated applications to manage business functionalities. In this case, Vista Solutions uses Vista Cinema as its ERP. Vista Cinema manages the human resources, financial & accounting, sales & distribution and the inventory & accounting modules of the company. This information is exchanged via an enterprise/operational database or data warehouse. The enterprise database also exchanges information with other information systems in to aid in managing Vista Solution’s business functions.
Vista Solutions is a large company serving several clients in the cinema industry. The company’s ERP (Vista Cinema) could be developed as a large scale Enterprise ERP which is dominated by three major companies; SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. Vista Cinema has also enabled Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) which breaks processes into small parts called “services”. The services are made available on the internet via the company’s website to allow online booking of tickets. In addition, Vista Cinema has XML (eXtensible Markup Language) that allows clients to use web 2.0 technologies to conduct online facebook ticketing. The efficient architecture used by Vista Solutions reduces complexity in use of IT resources, allows innovations and is flexibility to handle increased different client needs.
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