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Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
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

One of the tasks of systems analysis is to choose and justify one of the alternative design solutions. Would it not be more effective, efficient, and practical for the systems analyst to pass along all alternative design solutions to top management (perhaps to the IT steering committee), together with arguments for and against each alternative, and let top management choose one of them? After all, top management has a broad perspective that the systems analyst does not possess. Discuss fully.

Summary Introduction

To explain: The effective method to handle and decide on all alternative solutions.

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 effective method to handle and decide on all alternative solutions:

The proposition is consistent with the systems approach looking at the systems problem in a holistic way. The steering committee has a broad view of the strategies and goals. Hence, it will have a better view on deciding on the alternatives. But there are many convincing statements against this proposition. They are:

  • The decision on the alternative must be made with the combined effort of the users and technical experts to have a better view...

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