Apollon Smyrnis (A Football Company) & Changing the AIS
ACC564 – Accounting Information Systems
Professor: Dr. Monica Hubler
September 8, 2014
Migrating to a new accounting information system is not an easy task. Many firms have struggled with this process, even though our textbook makes the process seem quite straightforward. Recently, IBM recapped some of the lessons learned in migrating to a new accounting information system within the federal government. These lessons can be applied to any accounting information system project. Others have developed their own recommendations for best practices and lessons learned involving ...view middle of the document...
Its first name was Orpheus and after one year, in 1981 renamed Apollon, the name of the Greek god protector of sun and music. The founder of the team, who was a high priest called Chrisostomos chose the colors that symbolized the newborn team. The colors were (the same as today) the blue and white like the colors of the Greek flag. He wanted to show to everyone the Greek originality of the team.
After Smyrna, the club’s first home ground was located in a place near the building of the Greek Parliament called "Stiles Olympiou Dios". Apollon stayed there for about 25 years, and after the World War II the clubs house was transferred in an Athens neighborhood called "Rizoupolis" and built a stadium there, which is called Georgios Kamaras Stadium, after a club legend called Georgios Kamaras. Apollon have gone since the 1930s under the nickname “The Light Brigade” and hold it since now” (Source: Accounting Information System in a Football Company Information Technology Essay. http://www.ukessays.com/essays/information-technology/accounting-information-system-in-a-football-company-information-technology-essay.php).
The Accounting Information System Failure
First of all, in Apollon Smyrnis (A Football Company) & Changing the AIS, I will identify three to five (3-5) factors that contributed to the accounting information system failure within Apollon Smyrnis i.e. the business that I identified. Additionally, I will indicate the impact to Apollon Smyrnis. Lastly, I will provide support for my rationale.
The first factor that contributed to the accounting information system failure at Apollon Smyrnis and, consequently, associated with changing a new system was how the employees reacted to the change. In typical scenarios, such as this one, employees will either view the proposed changes made as good or adverse depending on the individuals that are affected by the system change. Oftentimes, management will view changes positively if it increases profits or reduces costs. Employees view the same change as uncomplimentary or adverse if their jobs are terminated or adversely affected. Fortunately for Apollon Smyrnis, the employees, as a whole, viewed the changes as good. Employees who view the changes as adverse will act out displaying aggression, projection or avoidance. All of these forms of resistance can result in decrease company performance, low morale and sabotage. Resistance usually takes places because of: fear, lack of top management support, negative experience with prior changes, lack of communication, disruptive nature of change, manner in which the change is introduced, person biases and emotions and personal characteristic and background.
The second factor that contribute to the accounting information system failure at Apollon Smyrnis was that employees were not properly trained. Companies will sometimes take short-cuts because of time and cost associated with training employee. This, however, can result in the company...