Chap001 - Chapter 1, An Introduction to Integrated...

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Chapter 1, An Introduction to Integrated Enterprise Information Systems True/False Questions 1. Enterprise information systems are either completely integrated or not integrated at all; there are no degrees of integration. Ans: False Response: enterprise systems may be loosely or partially integrated 2. An enterprise is an organization established to achieve a particular undertaking involving industrious, systematic activity. Ans: True 3. The definition of enterprise excludes non-for-profit organizations. Ans: False Response: not for profit organizations are established to achieve a particular undertaking involving industrious, systematic activity, therefore they are enterprises. 4. The concept information system is synonymous with the concept computer technology . Ans: False Response: although computer technology is an important component of modern information systems, information systems are much broader in scope. 5. Integration is the combination of parts into a whole. Ans: True 6. All paths by which enterprise employees and business partners impart, process, and receive information are included in the enterprise information system. Ans: True 7. Data redundancy leads to data inconsistency. Ans: True Dunn/Cherrington/Hollander, Enterprise Information Systems: A Pattern Based Approach, 3e 1
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8. A best of breed ERP software implementation generally results in connections that are more solid than those resulting from a uniform implementation of a single ERP software package. Ans: False Response: a uniform implementation of a single ERP software package is likely to have more solid connections; bridges need to be built between the various packages in a best of breed implementation 9. In stovepiped operations, information flows between functional areas primarily at the top. Ans: True 10. Decisions to rebuild systems are usually made cooperatively between middle- management personnel from various functional areas. Ans: False Response:such decisions are usually mandated from top management 11. Assignment of building space such that employees from different departments are located next to each other is one means by which companies have attempted to break down enterprise stovepipes. Ans: True 12. Automation of an existing manual business process without consideration as to whether the process could be redesigned and made more efficient is referred to as paving the cowpaths. Ans: True 13. The effort exerted by Ford Motor Company in replacing its three-way match with a reengineered acquisition/payment process is an example of paving the cowpaths. Ans: False Response: Ford's approach was a radical reengineering, not a simple automation of existing processes 14. One premise of the REA enterprise ontology is that base objects in an enterprise information system should not be reflective of selected views (decision-making needs) but instead should reflect underlying activities in which the enterprise engages. Ans: True
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Chap001 - Chapter 1, An Introduction to Integrated...

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