Bear, ACCT 425, 14-2

Bear, ACCT 425, 14-2 - I also believe that debits and...

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Bear, Acct 425, 14-2 D1. How do the semantic orientation of ERP systems and the REA enterprise ontology differ? Semantic orientation of ERP systems and the REA enterprise ontology differ in the fact that ERP software requires the business to be changed to match the software, whereas REA tailors the system to match the business’s reality. ERP also uses artificial constructs such as debits, credits, and accounts as base objects in the enterprise, where as the REA does not use debits or credit but instead uses queries. D2. Do you agree or disagree with the claim that debits, credits, and general ledger accounts are artifacts? Explain why you agree or disagree. I disagree with the claim that debits, credits, and general ledger accounts are artifacts because even though they may not be used as much many organizations still use these accounting tools, including the organization I work for. I believe that smaller organizations that do not need high tech accounting software benefit better from general ledger accounts.
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Unformatted text preview: I also believe that debits and credit are always good to use to make needed account adjustments. D3. Do you believe the REA enter ontology provides a valid theoretical foundation for ERP software? Explain why or why not. I do not think that the REA enterprise ontology provides a valid theoretical foundation for the ERP software as the ERP software deals the debits, credit and general ledger accounts and an REA enterprise ontology does not. Also The REA and ERP have significantly different structuring orientation and most base object that are used in one are not used in the other. D4. Can you think of an alternative pattern to use as a structuring orientation for enterprise systems? Describe the components of your pattern and specify any rules you can identify for the behavior of those components. ERP software packages do not exhibit pattern-based design, but as an alternative attempts to build industry best of breed into the software....
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