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Maurice Aduamoah – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
riding the waves of technology a proposed model for the selection of appropriate computerized Accounting Software for implementation in smes in developing countriesAmerican Book Review, 2017Co-Authors: Maurice Aduamoah, Song Yinghua, Sampson Anomah, Fawad AhmedAbstract:
Currently, SMEs are looking for ways to select Computerised Accounting Software packages to better improve their business process capabilities, economies of scale and competitive edge over rivalry companies in the market. CAS is seen as the optimal preference as it is now a dominant, powerful and integrated Software package embedded with all the modules needed to process and generate Accounting information on a timely, high precision and error free manner for management decisions. However, choosing the appropriate CAS has become a critical problem for many SME entities in developing countries as the past and continuous selection of sub-optimal CAS application had brought mischance’s to SMEs leading to massive financial losses and arguably bankruptcies. Some critical and vital considerations such as vendor credentials, CAS selection and implementation financing option by the CAS vendor, Maintenance overheads, Functionality, Flexibility and Implementation are most often marginalised during the selection process which have negatively affected SMEs ability to select the best breeds of CAS among the proliferated Software in the Software market in Ghana. This study fills this gap by proposing an appropriate integrated buying framework leading to a mathematical model that may guide SMEs in their quest to selecting an optimal CAS package for implementation where the Software market is fuzzy and unclear regarding the best CAS package available. Business processing needs of SMEs are varied so it is expected that the suggested model would support SMEs in developing countries select the “most appropriate” CAS that may meet their respective financial transaction processing needs.
riding the waves of technology a study into how smes select computerized Accounting Software cas supplier in developing countriesAmerican Book Review, 2017Co-Authors: Maurice AduamoahAbstract:
Many SMEs are foreseeing the immense benefits of implementing CAS to facilitate the processing of their financial reporting. This Phenomenon has led to the spread of many CAS products in the Software market, making it difficult to select the best among them for implementation. The sub-optimality of CAS is as a result of functionalities such as Scalability ;Capacity; Ease of Data Input ; Security; Speed of Installation ; CAS Consultant/Vendor ; Reporting Capabilities ; Error Handling ; Audit Trail ;Data Validation which are neglected as part of the selection process. CAS is either classified as off-the-shelf package (customised) or bespoke (custom designed).However, this paper concentrates on how SMEs managers select their off-the-shelf CAS (customised) packages in the mist of proliferations of many Accounting Software in the market. It examined the depth of information which served as guides to SME managers/owners in selecting their currently implemented CAS system. The methodology adopted for the study was the development of a structured questionnaire related to the functionality criteria’s above mailed to sample SMEs in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana to understand how SMEs choose their CAS packages. The results showed that SMEs desire CAS that are easy to use and vendor supplier.
Gökhan Özer – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
BUYER-SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS IN Accounting Software INDUSTRY: THE EFFECTS OF TRUST AND SWITCHING COST, 2018Co-Authors: Çağla Gizem Göğüş, Gökhan ÖzerAbstract:
T he purpose of this work is to investigate the effects of relationship antecedents; perceived ease of use (PEOU), perceived usefulness (PU) and service quality, on technology adoption in the Accounting Software industry via trust and switching cost. The paper uses a causal modeling approach and proposes a conceptual model after an extensive review of literature. A large quantitative survey was conducted with 709 professional accountants in Turkey, who are Accounting Software program users and the model was tested using structural equation modeling. We found that service quality, PEOU and PU had positive effects on trust, whereas only perceived usefulness was positively correlated with switching cost. Trust showed positive influence on switching cost. Trust was found positively correlated with long-term affective commitment, whereas switching cost had positive and significant effect on calculative commitment in the short-term. The paper discusses different criteria that lead to Accounting Software usage and works as a strategic guideline for Software firms in order to keep professional accountants in the relationship.
The Roles of Technology Acceptance Model Antecedents and Switching Cost on Accounting Software UseJournal of Management Information and Decision Sciences, 2014Co-Authors: Çağla Gizem Göğüş, Gökhan ÖzerAbstract:
INTRODUCTION Accountants have generally increased their investment in Accounting Software in order to increase the efficiency of their business operations and to improve productivity. Thus, IT has become a strategic weapon to obtain competitive advantages in Accounting based job accomplishments. The information system performance is found critical for Software usage (Hernandez et al 2009, Hsu et al 2009). Delone and Mclean 1992 “information system success model” is represented mainly by three fundamental dimensions as information system quality, information quality and service quality (Delone and McLean 1992, Landrum et al 2008, Pitt et al 1995). Other system dimensions are system quality, frequency of use, customer satisfaction, personal and organizational effects (Delone and McLean 1992). One of them, service quality, is used in our extended TAM. In this study, it is aimed to find out the criterias that effect the use of a technological product and loyalty to that product based on the external effects of three variables; service quality, alternative attractiveness and product experience via “switching cost”. Specifically, the objectives of this study are: (1) to evaluate how service quality, product experience, and alternative attractiveness effect perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness of Accounting Software programs, (2) to find-out the impact of perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness on switching cost, (3) to determine the impact of service quality and switching cost on behavior intention to use and behavior loyalty (4) At the end compare two combinations of the model, one with behavior intention to use and the other one with behavior loyalty. A lot of empirical work has proved the positive relationships between service quality and behavioral consequences like customer loyalty in different fields of service industry such as banking and travel agencies (Jones et al 2002), information systems and internet (Hoxmier 2000, Good and Harris 2007). The most important unique value of this study is to find-out the effects of switching cost on accountants’ Software preferences using an extended technolgy acceptance model. Accountants are going to decide to keep or change the current Accounting Software program after making a comparative benefit-cost analysis of switching between alternatives, so the importance of switching cost effect is taken into consideration. The external influences of product experience (Lee and Kim 2009, Igbaria 1990) and service quality (Kim et al 2008, Robinson et al 2005, Ha and Stoel 2009) on both PEOU and PU have been looked for previously, however the one of alternative attractiveness has not been studied yet to our knowledge. Beside switching cost (Fornell 1992, Jones et al 2002), alternatives’ deficiency(Ping 1993) in the market also is a good opportunity for a firm to keep clients on hand, which also analyzed in the study. Finally the model is comparatively tested one-side using a short-term use intentions and the other side long-term loyalty. According to face-to-face interviews with professional accountants from Accounting bureaus and some others from different firms’ Accounting departments in Turkey, the accountants prefer mostly multi-functional Accounting Software programs, especially the web-based ones. The security and privacy level like data protection during the program updates or upgrades and confidentiality of customers’ accounts are important. The Software‘s code quality, efficient technical service, additional benefits like free tutorials, extra technical service, or special discounts are other selective criterias mentioned by professional accountants in their purchasing decisions. Indeed, the study will be a guide for Accounting Software companies for how to create usage intention and then customer loyalty. THEORY AND RESEARCH FRAMEWORK TAM and external variables Davis et al (1989) created a TAM where perceived ease of use (PEOU) and perceived usefulness (PU) enhance behavior intention to use (BI) and actual use (U) via individual’s “attitude” (ATT) and perceived ease of use has a direct impact on perceived usefulness. …
William Arthur Bishop – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
A project management framework for small- and medium-sized entities: Accounting Software implementationJournal of Economic and Financial Sciences, 2018Co-Authors: William Arthur BishopAbstract:
Small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs) continuously face the challenge of proper implementation of Accounting packages. Not managing the package installation and configuration processes properly will result in the Accounting Software not working properly and not achieving the strategic goals of the SME. The purpose of this study was to examine, by means of an extensive literature review, the potential of PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) as a project-management framework for application by SMEs during the implementation of new Accounting Software. The potential of scaling down PRINCE2 to a version usable to SMEs was investigated. PRINCE2 was found to be a suitable framework for use by SMEs in the implementation of Accounting Software packages, but only if tailored properly to incorporate the specific needs of the SME and adjusted to specifically address strategic alignment issues. Recommendations by other researchers on the weaknesses and shortcomings of the PRINCE2 framework were also investigated and included in the development of a new model for SMEs. This article contributes to the academic literature by providing it with a standard tailored version of PRINCE2 that can be used by SMEs in the implementation of new Accounting Software.
Addressing The Challenge Of Strategic Alignment Faced By Small And Medium-Sized Entities During The Selection Of Accounting Software PackagesInternational Business & Economics Research Journal (IBER), 2016Co-Authors: William Arthur BishopAbstract:
Alignment between an entity’s strategic business objectives and its information systems (ISs) has recently received research attention. Currently, small and medium-sized entities (SMEs) still face the challenge of successfully aligning their strategic business objectives with their ISs. Various small generic Accounting Software packages are available for purchase by SMEs. These Accounting packages all have functionalities that enable SMEs to keep proper Accounting records. However, due to their generic nature, these Accounting packages do not always have sufficient functionalities to drive the SMEs’ strategic business objectives, resulting in IS misalignment. Not selecting the correct Accounting Software package will result in the Accounting Software not addressing the strategic business needs of the SME. The purpose of this study is to review and discuss the challenges faced by SMEs when selecting generic Accounting packages and to develop a mapping between strategic business objectives commonly found within SMEs and Software package functionalities that SMEs can refer to during the selection and implementation of new Accounting Software packages. This is accomplished on a non-empirical basis through a review of pertinent literature. In order for a SME to select the correct Accounting Software package, it is important that it invest time and effort in considering the Software functionalities provided by the Software package and map it against its strategic business imperatives to prevent failure of the package.