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Accounting Information Systems - With Acquiring, Developing and Implementing Guide - With CD - 6th edition

Accounting Information Systems - With Acquiring, Developing and Implementing Guide - With CD (ISBN10: 0324220987; ISBN13: 9780324220988)
ISBN13: 978-0324220988
ISBN10: 0324220987

Summary: The text focuses on providing skills necessary for a foundation in enterprise risk management--particularly as these risks pertain to information systems and relevant business processes. Fundamental to an enterprise risk management orientation, from an information systems perspective, are the underlying enterprise systems, e-business systems, and controls for maintaining these systems.

Benefits:
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  • NEW! Enhanced! Emphasis on Enterprise Systems and E-Business with a focused look at SAP R/3 software.
  • Real-world Vignettes: Now opening each chapter these vignettes describe actual situations in the business world, focusing student attention on the real-world applications and relevance of accounting information systems.
  • Integration of Technology: The impact of technology on the operation and control of AIS is integrated throughout.
  • Expanded Web Site: Online resources for students include PowerPoint chapter summaries, crossword puzzles to reinforce terminology and interactive review quizzes. Instructors have access to supplement and solutions downloads.
  • NEW! More in Depth! Internal Control focus of Enterprise Risk Management is more thorough coverage in this edition, as this is a critical area for businesses struggling to meet the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • NEW! Systems Design and Implementation is now covered in a separate supplement available with the text. Included within this supplement is the major addition of the Accountant's Software Library, which is identical to the software used in practice to facilitate a business's selection of off-the-shelf software.
  • NEW! New: Great Plains Dynamics Exercises! A module containing exercises using Great Plains ERP software provides students complete activities using a real ERP software system.
  • NEW! "The Wheel" - This feature pulls concepts together by symbolizing how any weakness in a wheel affects the structure and integrity of the whole wheel, which in AIS consists of 6 components: An enterprise database, database controls, database views, business processes, process controls and pervasive controls.
  • Icons now highlight discussions on ERP, Electronic Commerce and Internal Controls throughout the text. These three topics, which are critical to accounting information systems, are now easier to identify and follow. Students are better able to see the importance of these topics and their impact on the growing field of accounting information systems.
  • Electronic Commerce Integrated Throughout: Sections on electronic commerce are integrated throughout the text as appropriate, giving students a solid understanding of the impact of e-commerce on AIS. Chapter 6 is devoted exclusively to this important topic, and Chapters 10, 11, and 12 provide additional coverage.
  • Coverage of New Internal Control Framework: Coverage of internal control now includes the new control framework Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
  • Data-Flow Diagrams: Gelinas/Sutton's excellent data-flow diagrams help students visualize the flow of information in an accounting information system. The diagrams help students understand WHAT must happen before they learn HOW functions are performed.
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Summary: The text focuses on providing skills necessary for a foundation in enterprise risk management--particularly as these risks pertain to information systems and relevant business processes. Fundamental to an enterprise risk management orientation, from an information systems perspective, are the underlying enterprise systems, e-business systems, and controls for maintaining these systems.

Benefits:
  • NEW! Enhanced! Emphasis on Enterprise Systems and E-Business with a focused look at SAP R/3 software.
  • Real-world Vignettes: Now opening each chapter these vignettes describe actual situations in the business world, focusing student attention on the real-world applications and relevance of accounting information systems.
  • Integration of Technology: The impact of technology on the operation and control of AIS is integrated throughout.
  • Expanded Web Site: Online resources for students include PowerPoint chapter summaries, crossword puzzles to reinforce terminology and interactive review quizzes. Instructors have access to supplement and solutions downloads.
  • NEW! More in Depth! Internal Control focus of Enterprise Risk Management is more thorough coverage in this edition, as this is a critical area for businesses struggling to meet the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • NEW! Systems Design and Implementation is now covered in a separate supplement available with the text. Included within this supplement is the major addition of the Accountant's Software Library, which is identical to the software used in practice to facilitate a business's selection of off-the-shelf software.
  • NEW! New: Great Plains Dynamics Exercises! A module containing exercises using Great Plains ERP software provides students complete activities using a real ERP software system.
  • NEW! "The Wheel" - This feature pulls concepts together by symbolizing how any weakness in a wheel affects the structure and integrity of the whole wheel, which in AIS consists of 6 components: An enterprise database, database controls, database views, business processes, process controls and pervasive controls.
  • Icons now highlight discussions on ERP, Electronic Commerce and Internal Controls throughout the text. These three topics, which are critical to accounting information systems, are now easier to identify and follow. Students are better able to see the importance of these topics and their impact on the growing field of accounting information systems.
  • Electronic Commerce Integrated Throughout: Sections on electronic commerce are integrated throughout the text as appropriate, giving students a solid understanding of the impact of e-commerce on AIS. Chapter 6 is devoted exclusively to this important topic, and Chapters 10, 11, and 12 provide additional coverage.
  • Coverage of New Internal Control Framework: Coverage of internal control now includes the new control framework Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
  • Data-Flow Diagrams: Gelinas/Sutton's excellent data-flow diagrams help students visualize the flow of information in an accounting information system. The diagrams help students understand WHAT must happen before they learn HOW functions are performed.
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Edition/Copyright: 6TH 05
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Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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