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Accounting Information Systems

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Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127

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

One control that is applicable for almost any system is “enter data close to the originating source.” A customer entering a purchase into a sales system (such as at Amazon.com) is an excellent example of this control. Describe the details of why this process produces fewer errors than a system of the customer writing down the order and sending it to the vendor. Be sure to include validity, completeness, and accuracy in your answer.

Summary Introduction

To describe: Why the process of entering the data close to the originating source produces fewer errors than the system of writing down the order by the customer.

Introduction:

Accounting Information System (AIS) is said to be the specialized subsystem of the Information System (IS). AIS can be used in the business events for the purpose of collecting, processing, and reporting the financial information.

Explanation

Person X would like to take Company A as an example. Here, the customer would select and verify the item and enter the payment option. The firm will send the order confirmation to the customer (completeness). The customer will also confirm the selected item (validity)...

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