support systems, expert systems, artificial intelligence, public accounting
As the business environment becomes more complex and more competitive, accountants and other business managers must exploit the advantages of the computer to remain competitive. Even though managers have long used data which was collected, stored, summarized, and reported using computer technology, managers have not traditionally used computers to manage. Only recently have managers realized that the computer is a cost-effective tool which can directly aid and support business decisions (i.e., not only can computers generate data to be used in making decisions, they can also make comparisons, evaluate alternatives, weigh the costs and benefits, and perhaps even make certain decisions).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bailey, Andrew D.; Meservy, Rayman D.; and Turner, Joanne H., "Decision Support Systems, Expert Systems, and Artificial Intelligence: Realities and Possibilities in Public Accounting" (1986). Faculty Publications. 3241.
Marriott School of Management