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Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127

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11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127
Textbook Problem

What are the three major approaches to implementing an information system?

Summary Introduction

To explain: The three major approaches to implementing an information system.

Introduction:

Acquiring and implementing accounting information systems:

It describes the acquisition of a system and its phases of development and the steps involved in it. It explains the difference between purchased and in-built systems. It explains the importance of the presence of an accountant in these systems.

Explanation

The three major approaches to implementing an information system:

Parallel approach:

The old and new systems are run parallelly for a period of time. Based on the results and performance of both the old and new system the recommendation is made whether to terminate the old system or not. It provides a higher level of control.

Direct approach:

It is the riskiest approach where the old system is completely stopped and the new system will take its place...

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