Essay on Accounting Information System 12

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CHAPTER 2

* Overview of Business Processes

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2.1 Table 2-1 lists some of the documents used in the revenue, expenditure, and human resources cycle. What kinds of input or output documents or forms would you find in the production (or conversion) cycle? Students will not know the names of the documents but they should be able to identify the tasks about which information needs to be gathered. Here are some of those tasks: * Requests for items to be produced * Documents to plan production * Schedule of items to be produced * List of items produced, including quantity and
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