Sr-Rm-013 Final Paper

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SR-rm-013 Final Paper CMGT/441 Organizational Issues, Policies, and Concerns The Current Situation Regarding Finance and Accounting Systems San Jose has a license for a fully integrated Windows based ERP manufacturing, distribution and financial management software application specifically designed for plastics processors and process and assembly manufacturers. The license does not include application source code (Apollo Group, Inc., 2012). Michigan had purchased a vendor developed software application and the attendant source code for their Finance and Accounting and process application. The vendor is no longer in business (Apollo Group, Inc., 2012). The application runs on a pair of DEC Alpha's, using the VMS operating system, VAX4000 work stations and programmed in C (Apollo Group, Inc., 2012). Georgia had purchased a vendor (different from Michigan) developed software application and the attendant source code for their Finance and Accounting and manufacturing process applications. The system run on a pair of AS400’s, using UNIX operating system, use PC’s (Windows) as workstations, and is programmed in RPG400 (Apollo Group, Inc., 2012). The Challenge The Finance and Accounting Department has been unable to achieve anything remotely resembling "seamless compatibility". Some Finance and Accounting data is provided to corporate via data files; some data is provided via hardcopy reports and must be re-entered; some data is provided via data files but must be converted (redirected) to the proper account codes and the list goes on. Subsequently, Riordan has the following situation regarding Finance and Accounting system outputs at the consolidated level: Consolidated close of the General Ledger and subsequently the Income Statement and Balance Sheet is labor intensive and normally not completed until 15-20 days after month end; Audit (to include external
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