Analysis of factors influencing accounting information system effectiveness in telecommunication companies in Tanzania

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University of Dar es Salaam
The rapid evolution of technology and the increasingly integrated nature of Accounting information systems (AIS) in business makes most organizations focus on developing information system in order to support decision system, communication, knowledge management, as well as many others. The key part of information system needed for decision Telecommunications Companies in Tanzania relies heavily on information generated from the AIS employed by the company. Quality reports are the key to arrive at an ideal investment. Traditional way of recording, summarizing and reporting company financial reports led to less optimal decisions more costly and time consuming. Investment in good and reliable accounting systems has become a major concern for all managers as it leads to better management and analysis of firm’s performance. This has led the researcher come to analyses on the factors that affect Accounting Information System performance and thus, its impact on the organizational effectiveness. The study is of key importance to the selected Telecommunications companies in determining the benefits accruing due to the integration of accounting information systems in their operations. This enabled Telecommunications companies in gauging the model in terms of enhancing organizational effectiveness. The study is useful to other researchers interested in the problem under investigation as the study has laid a platform on which further studies related to the subject can be undertaken. The design of the study is case study method. In addition both qualitative and quantitative methods were applied in data collection and analysis. The case study design is found to be suitable because it addresses major objectives and research questions proposed in the study.
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Telecommunication, Accounting, Computer programs, Electronic data processing, Information technology, Tanzania
Mussa, S. (2015).Analysis of factors influencing accounting information system effectiveness in telecommunication companies in Tanzania, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam.