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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.

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Accounting Information Systems

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Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337552127
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Accounting Information Systems

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

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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.

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