Management Accounting in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Editor/Author Grabski, Severin
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

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ISBN: 978-1-85-617679-8
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Economics
Image Count: 18
Book Status: Available
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Current evidence points to management accountants using traditional software (such as spreadsheets) for budgeting, ABC, balanced scorecards and other performance management techniques independent of, rather than integrated with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems. While there has been some limited research on the effects of ERP systems on management accountants, this report provides a comprehensive analysis of the consequences of implementation of ERP systems for management accountants.This report provides a theoretical basis for studying the impact of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems on management accounting and provides critical insights into the opportunities provided by ERP systems for the most efficient use of management accounting techniques. The seven UK case studies of ERP implementations reveal the correlation between the success of the system implementation and the development of the role of management accountants in business partners thereby identifying the changes and skills required of management accountants. The book provides guidance to management accountants on the changes they need to make in order to achieve the most from an ERP system implementation.

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Background to the Study and Review of Prior Research
  • 3. Research Methodology
  • 4. Case Studies
  • 5. The Motivations for ERP Deployment
  • 6. The Role of Management Accountants in the ERP System Implementation Process
  • 7. Advice for Management Accountants in ERP Systems: Implementation, Use and Post-implementation Issues
  • 8. The Impact of ERP Systems on Management Accountants and Their Work
  • 9. Summary and Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix 1 Case Studies Summary
  • Appendix 2 Mail Out Letter Sent with Postal Questionnaire
  • Appendix 3 Information Sheet Sent with Postal Questionnaire
  • Appendix 4 Postal Questionnaire Survey Instrument
  • Appendix 5 Information Sheet Used in Case Study Interviews
  • Appendix 6 Case Study Interview Script