Type
Solution Manual
Book Title
Core Concepts of Accounting Information Systems 13th Edition
ISBN 13
978-1118742938

978-1118742938 Chapter 12 Part 2

December 24, 2019
Core Concepts of Accounting Information Systems, 13th Edition, by Simkin, Rose, and Norman
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Item
Indicator
Case example
1
Late payment of vendor
invoices
Current system did not provide a way to add or reduce
vendor managed inventory based on shipments and
consumption
2
Late deliveries to
customers
3
Growth in inventories
Not stated explicitly, but employees spent an average of 6
hours per day verifying inventory”
4
Slowdown in inventory
turnover
NA
5
Increased time in
collecting receivables
NA
6
Late periodic reports
7
Increased time to close
accounting books
8
Managerial concern
about cash flows
NA
9
Managerial complaints
about lack of
information
Consigned inventory difficult to manage; inventory system
system had limited reporting capabilities
10
Owner worries about
cash flows, taxes, and
profitability
NA
2. Value of an ERP system.
Item
Task
1
Determine how you will
measure success
2
Set up specific metrics
based on your industry
3
Perform regular post-
implementation audits
4
Analyze your
performance numbers
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5
Set up universal
processes
6
Create a continuous
learning loop
7
Prepare for inevitable
security failures
3. List of intangible benefits
Item
Benefit
1
from
2
Increased accuracy of inventory records, because there is now no need to take monthly
processes running
3
4
Ability to better negotiate volume prices from suppliers because the company can now
5
Increased employee awareness of “the big picture” due to greater visibility of
departmental efforts and newly-available data
6
7
An edge over competitors because the company can do more without hiring more
employees
4. Did any business process reengineering take place at Mar-Bal? Almost assuredly, it did. For
order to use the new web portals available with the new software.
12-23. The RETAIL Cooperative (Creating an Enterprise Portal)
1. Enterprise portals (EPs) are gaining in popularity because of their ability to address the
Core Concepts of Accounting Information Systems, 13th Edition, by Simkin, Rose, and Norman
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and Microsoft SharePoint.
Some of the advantages of an ERP portal include:
For the organization:
For employees:
For suppliers, partners, customers, and those with strategic alliances:
opportunity to place orders, confirm status, or search resources at any time;
presumably this will also increase loyalty to the firm with the portal
Examples:
university
As you might imagine, organizations have a wealth of structured and unstructured
information that is stored across the enterprise in a variety of enterprise applications,
databases, content repositories, archives, and perhaps legacy systems. The challenge for a
informative presentations.
3. Surveys of companies who implemented EPs indicate that:
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The EP implementations were usually accomplished by a cross-functional team
issues with individuals, software, technology, etc.)
of the department
The project team should next work with IT people (and perhaps consultants) to identify
the systems requirements and determine what is feasible
one is disabled
4. Depending on how many EP vendors are considered, students might come up with a variety
hopefully benefit from) such an application when they are in the workforce.
1. Probably the ERP adopted by most universities is the Banner Suite that includes the
following modules: Student, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Finance, and Advancement.
The source for the following information about each of these modules is:
http://www.ellucian.com/Software/
advise students.
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web).
inquiries, personnel and payroll information.
Finance module: makes data available 24x7 to all key stakeholdersfrom procurement and
Advancement module: facilitates relationships with alumni, donors, friends, parents,
community members, corporations, foundations, and other organizations. Offers fundraising
2. The business processes that would be most affected would be those that correspond to the
3. A number of the benefits are identified above in the descriptions of the modules, such as:
Some of the typical costs include:
Cost of the software package
Consultants to help implement the ERP
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realize benefits of the new system
4. As we discussed in the chapter, and included in Figure 12-6, consultants can help implement
Examples of the different types of support that a consultant can offer are:
5. A number of articles discuss timelines for implementing an ERP (for example, see
implementation across the university.
Provost. They should defend their insight.
12-25. Springsteen, Inc. (Planning for an ERP System)
This is a fun case to use in class. It's also a good way for students to understand the various
Patricia (CEO) - she might mention that the new system could help the company to redesign
training and upgrades.
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Clarence - is just a salesman! He should talk about the consultant's role and the expectations the
Rosalita - can discuss the problems some projects encounter. One of the primary reasons for

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