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Accounting Information Systems

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Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127

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Accounting Information Systems

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

Propose ways that the following intangible and/or indirect costs and benefits might be measured. Justify why they are indirect and/or intangible.

  1. a. Improved competitive advantage.
  2. b. Decreased worker productivity.
  3. c. Increased customer support in the form of improved product service and maintenance.
  4. d. Increased customer support in the form of more timely and accurate responses to customer inquiries.
  5. e. Improved management decision making.
  6. f. Deteriorated vendor relations, as evidenced by longer lead times, poorer quality goods, and more frequent backorder situations.
  7. g. Deteriorated vendor relations, as evidenced by more stringent credit terms offered by vendors.

a)

Summary Introduction

To explain: The intangible or indirect costs and benefits that might be measured for the given feature.

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

Improved competitive advantage:

The benefits of improved competitive advantage might be in different ways. For instance, an airline developing a system to track flights and reservations on an industry wide basis may receive the following benefits in many categories...

b)

Summary Introduction

To explain: The intangible or indirect costs and benefits that might be measured for the given feature.

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.

c)

Summary Introduction

To explain: The intangible or indirect costs and benefits that might be measured for the given feature.

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.

d)

Summary Introduction

To explain: The intangible or indirect costs and benefits that might be measured for the given feature.

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.

e)

Summary Introduction

To explain: The intangible or indirect costs and benefits that might be measured for the given feature.

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.

f)

Summary Introduction

To explain: The intangible or indirect costs and benefits that might be measured for the given feature.

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.

g)

Summary Introduction

To explain: The intangible or indirect costs and benefits that might be measured for the given feature.

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.

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