Required features of IS systems

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Mark Mitton, the liaison to the IS department, has eliminated all but the best three systems. Mark developed a list of required features, carefully reviewed each system, talked to other users, and interviewed appropriate systems representatives. Mark used a point-scoring system to assign weights to each requirement. Mark developed Table 21-4 to help him select the best system.



  • a. Use a spreadsheet to develop a point-scoring matrix and determine which system Mark should select. 
  • b.  Susan Shelton did not agree with Mark’s weightings and suggested the following changes: 



    Reputation and reliability


    Quality of support utilities


    Graphics capability


Accounting Information Systems

Problem 21.4 (p. 631)  Parts a, b, c and e.  Be sure you include all three spreadsheets with your answers.

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