Gelinas-Dull_8e_TB_Chapter_17

Gelinas-Dull_8e_TB_Chapter_17 - Chapter 17Acquiring and...

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Chapter 17—Acquiring and Implementing Accounting Information Systems TRUE/FALSE 1. A rapidly developing segment of the outsourcing market is the application service provider which are similar to service bureaus and provide services via Web browsers over public networks. ANS: T 2. The purpose of AIS selection is to develop specifications for a new AIS. ANS: F 3. The purpose of AIS implementation is to successfully switch from the old to the new AIS. ANS: T 4. Some of the tasks of AIS operation are to conduct post implementation review and to perform systems maintenance. ANS: T 5. The accountant as an implementer can become involved with systems survey and needs analysis tasks. ANS: F 6. As an analyst, the accountant could be involved in change management issues and/or technical aspects of converting data, software, and hardware from the old to the new AIS. ANS: F 7. The internal auditor may review acquisition projects to ensure that systems are acquired efficiently and effectively, that the systems purchased have adequate internal controls, and will be auditable. ANS: T 8. The external auditor may perform an independent review of the systems that produce financial state- ments and their internal controls. ANS: T 9. A problem has an economically feasible solution if it can be solved with existing software and hard- ware technology. ANS: F 10. Users, managers, and auditors are required to participate in the systems development project. These people generally provide approvals, often called signoffs, at preestablished management control points. ANS: T
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11. Structured systems analysis is a set of procedures conducted to generate the specifications for a new (or modified) information system or subsystem. ANS: T 12. Specific reports and other documentation, called process documents, must be produced periodically during systems development to make development personnel accountable for faithful execution of sys- tems development tasks ANS: F 13. Within the characteristics of systems development methodology, deliverables signify approval of the development process and the system being developed. ANS: F 14. The logical specification, physical requirements, and budget and schedule are all part of the systems analysis deliverable called an approved systems analysis document. ANS: T 15. The organization’s management or IT steering committee approves the project for further systems de- velopment. ANS: T 16. The analysis team conducts a cost/effectiveness study which provides quantitative and certain qualitat- ive information concerning each of the system alternatives. ANS: T 17. The cost/benefit study attempts to answer the question, "which alternative accomplishes the user's goals for the least cost (or greatest benefit)?" ANS: F 18. The cost/effectiveness study attempts to answer the question, "which alternative best accomplishes the user's goals for the system being developed?" ANS: T 19.
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