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Overview

This interesting, extremely useful book stresses information, communication, and networking technology within the realm of business processes and internal control structure.

Its brief yet comprehensive coverage has been updated to include all of the latest AIS topics, such as: electronic commerce, electronic security, web commerce, internet security, network security, statistical sampling and artificial intelligence, EDI, databases, and encryption. The new focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) allows for more precise planning, forecasting, and monitoring. Advances in Business Engineering and Blueprinting and new discussions on SAP are also highlighted.

For those involved in the planning, set-up, implementation, and monitoring of accounting information systems.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
New edition of a time-tested text suitable for first courses in business processes or accounting information systems at either the undergraduate or graduate levels. Emphasis is on information, communication, and electronic commerce within the context of business processes, transaction cycles, and internal control processes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Booknews
The new edition of this standard text for undergraduate or graduate level courses emphasizes information, communication, and networking technology applied within the context of transaction cycles and internal control structures. Topics include: systems techniques and documentation, the internet, intranets, electronic commerce, transaction processing, computer and information systems security, distributed information systems, electronic data processing systems, systems development, and systems implementation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130082053
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/23/2003
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 10.08 (h) x 1.08 (d)

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The ninth edition of Accounting Information Systems stresses electronic commerce applied within the context of business processes, transaction cycles, and internal control. Detailed material on business processes and internal control is central to the topical organization. The business process chapters are SAPTM-oriented and rely on SAP concepts to illustrate contemporary ERP systems. However, these chapters do not require the instructor to possess technical expertise in SAPTM. The detailed material on internal controls in these chapters is consistent with other, non-SAP, approaches to ERP There is an extensive CPA examination problem set pertaining to business processes and internal controls, with complete answers and explanations in the Instructor's Manual.

The ninth edition has three fewer chapters than the eighth edition. This has been done to emphasize the textbook's core coverage of business processes, transaction cycles, and internal controls. These topics have been central to this textbook since its original publication in 1980. The recent passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is a testament to the continuing importance of these topics. An understanding of business processes is fundamental to contemporary auditing, professional, and legal considerations relating to an organization's internal control processes. Each process is subject to loss exposures. Management should develop detailed control objectives for each process. Such control objectives provide a basis for analysis and audit of an organization's internal control processes as well as a basis for managing the loss exposures that are associated with an organization's dependence on information systems.

Each chaptercontains the following instructional aids:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Glossary
  • Chapter Quiz
  • Review Questions

The chapters in Part I survey information technology, systems techniques, electronic commerce, internal control, and computer security. Chapter 1 surveys the relationships between accounting and information technology and thus serves as a general introduction to the text. Chapter 2 provides detailed coverage of flowcharting and other systems documentation techniques. Chapter 3 provides a comprehensive survey of the Internet, electronic commerce, and information technology. Chapters 4 and 5 provide a foundation in internal controls and computer security.

Part II, consisting of Chapters 6-9, provides comprehensive coverage of business processes, focusing on those processes most relevant to the accountant. Each process is flowcharted and explained, with a focus on applying the relevant internal controls.

Part III provides coverage of systems development in two chapters. Chapter 10 covers systems development and analysis, and Chapter 11 covers implementation.

Part IV, consisting of Chapters 12 and 13, includes applications of AIS relating to databases and auditing. Chapter 12 has been revised with a discussion of SQL. A new Internet-based, active-learning supplement allows students to run SQL against the Electric Books database which is described in the chapter. NEW AND RETAINED FEATURES

  • Updated coverage of contemporary information technology including ERP, Web-based commerce, EDI, EFT paperless accounting systems, security, and disaster planning.
  • Streamlined from 16 to 13 chapters to emphasize the textbook's core coverage of business processes, transaction cycles, and internal controls.
  • Extensive CPA examination problem set (multiple-choice and essay questions) pertaining to business processes and internal controls, with answers and explanations in the Instructor's Manual.
  • The discussion of database technology has been revised with a discussion of SQL and includes an Internet-based, active-learning supplement that allows students to run SQL against a database which is documented in the text.
THE INSTRUCTOR'S RESOURCE AND SOLUTIONS MANUAL

This manual is a comprehensive resource, which includes chapter overviews that outline each chapter of the text and provide a strong base for planning lectures, teaching tips that introduce each chapter overview and provide helpful teaching hints, transparency masters derived from selected textbook figures, and solutions/suggested solutions for the textbook review questions, discussion questions, and problems. Available at www.prenhall.com/bodnar. THE TEST ITEM FILE

The Test Item File includes approximately 1,600 test items that can be used as quiz and/or exam material. The Test Item File includes approximately 100 questions per chapter. Available at www.prenhall.com/bodnar. SOFTWARE FOR TEST MANAGEMENT

TestGenEQ Testing Software is by Tamarack Software, Inc. This easy-to-use computerized testing program can create exams, evaluate, and track student results. Test items are drawn from the Test Item File. POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

PowerPoint presentations are available for each chapter of the text. This resource 'allows instructors to offer a more interactive presentation using colorful graphics, outlines of chapter material, additional examples, and visual explanations of difficult topics. Instructors have the flexibility to add slides and/or modify the existing slides to meet the course needs. Available at www.prenhall.com/bodnar. WEB SITE www.prenhall.com/bodnar
This web site contains all resources for students and faculty.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Accounting Information Systems: An Overview 1
Ch. 2 Systems Techniques and Documentation 31
Ch. 3 Electronic Commerce 68
Ch. 4 Transaction Processing and the Internal Control Process 102
Ch. 5 Information Systems Security 155
Ch. 6 Electronic Data Processing Systems 195
Ch. 7 Customer Order and Account Management Business Processes 237
Ch. 8 Procurement and Human Resource Business Processes 277
Ch. 9 The Production Business Process 319
Ch. 10 Systems Planning and Analysis 352
Appendix: System Modeling 389
Ch. 11 Systems Implementation, Operation, and Control 393
Ch. 12 File Processing and Data Management Concepts 412
Appendix: Electric Books Database Documentation 452
Ch. 13 Auditing Information Technology 455
Index 483
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Preface

PREFACE:

PREFACE

The eighth edition of Accounting Information Systems is suitable either for a first course in business processes or Accounting Information Systems taught at the undergraduate or graduate levels. The text's emphasis on business processes and internal controls makes it ideal for a first course in business processes, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), AIS, or for preparation for the auditing course.

The eighth edition stresses information, communication, and electronic commerce applied within the context of business processes, transaction cycles, and the internal control processes. Detailed material on business and internal control processes is central to the textbook's organization. The business process chapters are SAP oriented and rely heavily on SAP concepts but do not require the instructor to possess technical expertise in SAP They are also consistent with other, non-SAP, approaches to ERP such as PeopleSoft's.

An understanding of business processes is fundamental to contemporary auditing, professional, and legal considerations relating to an organization's internal control processes. Each process is subject to loss exposures. Management should develop detailed control objectives for each process. Such control objectives provide a basis for analysis and audit of an organization's internal control processes as well as a basis for managing the loss exposures that are associated with an organization's dependence on information systems.

NEW AND RETAINED FEATURES

  • Updated coverage of contemporary information technology including ERP, Web-based commerce, EDI, EFT paperless accounting systems,security,and disaster planning.
  • Expanded coverage of electronic commerce.
  • Completely rewritten and reorganized chapters 7, 8, and 9 reflect the current emphasis on business processes.
  • Streamlined from 18 to 16 chapters with systems analysis and design now covered in one complete chapter.
  • Complete coverage of contemporary information technology as well as comprehensive coverage of business processes and transaction cycles.
  • Extensive CPA examination problem set (multiple-choice and essay questions) pertaining to business processes and internal controls contained in the text, with answers and explanations in the Instructor's Manual.

OUTLINE OF THE TEXT

Each chapter contains the following instructional aids:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Glossary
  • Chapter Quiz
  • Review Problem

Part I surveys information technology, electronic commerce, transaction processing, transaction cycles, internal control, and computer security.

Chapter 1 surveys the relationships between accounting and information technology and thus serves as a general introduction to the text.

Chapter 2 provides detailed coverage of flowcharting and other systems documentation techniques.

Chapter 3 provides a comprehensive survey of the Internet, electronic commerce, and information technology.

Chapter 4 discusses the basic elements of accounting system—journals, ledgers, charts of accounts, standard journal entries, coding systems, and records-retention requirements.

Chapters 5 and 6 provide a foundation in internal controls and computer security.

Part II, consisting of chapters 7-10, provides comprehensive coverage of business processes, focusing, of course, on those processes most relevant to the accountant. Each process is flowcharted and explained, with a focus on applying the relevant internal controls.

Part III provides full coverage of systems development.

Chapter 11 provides a one-chapter survey of the systems development life cycle and systems development technologies.

Chapter 12 covers systems development and analysis.

Chapter 13 covers implementation.

Part IV, consisting of chapters 14-16, includes special topics, such as applications of AIS relating to decision making, databases, and auditing.

FACULTY AND STUDENT SUPPORT

The Instructor's Resource and Solutions Manual
The Instructor's Resource and Solutions Manual is a comprehensive resource including: chapter overviews that outline each chapter of the text and provide a strong base for planning lectures, teaching tips that introduce each chapter overview and provide helpful teaching hints, transparency masters derived from selected textbook figures, and solutions /suggested solutions for the textbook review questions, discussion questions, and problems.

The Test Item File
The Test Item File includes approximately 1,600 test items that can be used as quiz and/or exam material. The Test Item File includes approximately 100 questions per chapter:

  • 30 True/False questions
  • 15 "Fill-in-the-Blank" completion questions
  • 45 Multiple-Choice questions
  • 5 Problems/ Exercises
  • 5 Essays

Prentice Hall Test Manager by Engineering
Software Associates (ESA), Inc.

This easy-to-use computerized testing program can create exams, evaluate, and track student results. The PH Test Manager also provides on-line testing capabilities. Test items are drawn from the Test Item File.

PowerPoint Presentations
PowerPoint presentations are available for each chapter of the text. This resource allows instructors to offer a more interactive presentation using colorful graphics, outlines of chapter material, additional examples, and visual explanations of difficult topics. Instructors have the flexibility ` to add slides and/or modify the existing slides to meet the course needs. You will find an average of 45 slides per chapter, which may be downloaded from our Web site at ...

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