Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127



Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127
Textbook Problem

Imagine that you are conducting a field-based research project for your AIS class in a small local business. Assume that the business is a custom furniture manufacturer. In the course of your project, you tell the owner that you are using SAP in your AIS class. The owner asks if he should be using SAP or some other ERP system in his business. What would be your response? What questions would you ask or what information would you need in order to answer that question?

Summary Introduction

To explain: The details needed to answer the question.


Order –to – cash process:

It is a business process that involves the receiving and follows up of the requests of customers for the goods and services. It also contains many sub-processes.


The details needed by Person X to answer the question:

Person X must know the characteristics and information requirements of the manufacturer before deciding on the things that needed to be known. Before deciding on whether an ERP system is required or not they must know the answers for some of the following questions.

  • If they need to manufacture for stock of for only the special orders.
  • The number of employees required.
  • The inventory line items such as parts, supplies and end items...

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