Title

Accounting Documentation Software: An Overview of Options and Results from a Lucidchart Software Evaluation

Department/School

Accounting

Date of this version

2018

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Accounting documentation, Lucidchart, Cloud, Documentation Software, Software Evaluation, Documentation Diagram, BPMN, Document Flowchart, Flowcharting

Abstract

Accounting practitioners use documentation diagrams to plan audits, train employees, and consult on accounting information systems development. Accounting educators instruct students in diagram development with various software tools as preparation for industry requirements. This paper presents a review of documentation diagrams identified by practice and major textbooks, a summary of software tool options, and an examination of cloud-based documentation software. We suggest software adoption criteria and propose Lucidchart as a cloud-software solution for developing accounting documentation diagrams. Finally, we present the results from a Lucidchart software evaluation study. The practical contribution is two-fold for educators responsible for teaching accounting documentation topics: (a) a documentation software resource; and (b) an initial usage assessment of Lucidchart software.

Published in

AIS Educator Journal

Citation/Other Information

Chelley M. Vician and Elizabeth M. Pierce (2018) Accounting Documentation Software: An Overview of Options and Results from a Lucidchart Software Evaluation. AIS Educator Journal: 2018, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 62-85.

https://doi.org/10.3194/1935-8156-13.1.62

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