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Developing and Implementing Effective
Accounting Information Systems
The first stage in the systems development life cycle is analyzing the company’s
The first stage in the systems development life cycle is planning the systems study
Most systems development life cycles consist of mutually exclusive activities, with
little overlap between the stages.
have to worry much about systems studies—they are rarely
affected by them.
The search for more efficient ways to serve customers is an important reason why
business organizations perform systems studies.
One way to help ensure a systems study uses a “broad point of view” is to assemble
an interdisciplinary study team.
A study team should approach a systems study with a narrow point of view in order
to focus directly on the system and
be distracted by peripheral issues.
The members of a systems study team should be from the same discipline or area
so that they can work together well.
An important first step in the systems analysis phase of a systems study is a
preliminary investigation of the system under study.
Top management involvement is critical to the success of a systems study.
When a waitress delivers food late to a customer because the kitchen is backed up,
the “late food” is an example of a symptom while the “kitchen being backed up” is the
real cause of the problem.
“Analysis paralysis” means “analyzing a system to death” at the expense of reaching
The three major types of organizational goals discussed in the chapter are (1)
general systems goals, (2) computer goals, and (3) salary goals.
important to satisfy top management goals when creating a new information
system because most such systems are used by operating employees, not top
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The information needs of top managers tend to be the most detailed, and focus on
short range planning and budgeting.
The information needs of operating managers are normally easier to determine than
those of top managers because their decision making tends to be better defined and
narrower in scope.
Studies of AIS outputs should
be concerned with non-monetary figures—these
are mostly irrelevant to accountants.
Employee behavioral problems are rarely important in systems analysis and design
work because most systems are computer-based, not human-based.
Systems survey work might include gathering data on an existing information system
or observing the current system in operation.
An important deliverable from the analysis portion of a systems study is the final
systems analysis report, which should be sent to the company’s steering committee.
An example of “legal feasibility” is whether or not a proposed computer system can
comply with state and federal statutes.
A “schedule feasibility” evaluation is
conducted by a study team if a company
already has an automated system.
“Schedule feasibility” refers to whether or not computer vendors can provide bids in a
Unless the human element of a systems change is considered, the best designed
system “on paper” will often be an operational failure when it is implemented.
In designing an AIS, system developers should design the outputs of the system
The term “cost/benefit” is most closely associated with the economic feasibility of a
proposed accounting information system.
For a system to be totally feasible, all feasibility areas must be considered in the
is an approach to systems design whereby a design team develops a
simplified shell of working software for a proposed information system.
An advantage of
is that models are usually developed without the aid of
When comparing computer vendor proposals, the reputations of these vendors
should also be evaluated.
In selecting a vendor finalist, a steering committee can use a
evaluate the proposals of alternate computer vendors.
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