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Accounting Information Systems

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Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
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Accounting Information Systems

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

Give examples, other than those used in this chapter, of situations in which each of the three implementation approaches is most appropriate. Explain why that implementation approach is most appropriate.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The examples of situations for which each implementation approach is appropriate.

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 examples of situations for which each implementation approach is appropriate:

Parallel approach:

It provides more control than the other methods. The organization can use this approach when it wants to ensure the integrity of the system. This approach requires an old system and also a new system. To know the flaws in the two types of systems it will helpful that they are batch oriented and not integrated with the other systems. A payroll system generally matches with these criteria.

Direct approach:

When there are no old systems or new systems are online and tightly integrated with the other systems direct approach comes in handy...

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