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ACIS 2116 Chapter 1 - 1 ACIS 2116 Chapter One Accounting Information and Managerial Decisions 2 What is Accounting • System for providing

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Unformatted text preview: 1 ACIS 2116 Chapter One Accounting Information and Managerial Decisions 2 What is Accounting? • System for providing information that is useful in making decisions. • That “information” is not just financial information. It is information about many different aspects of an organization. 3 Data ≠ Information ≠ Knowledge DATA – Raw facts and figures INFORMATION - Data that have been organized, processed, and summarized. KNOWLEDGE – Information that is shared and used to make decisions that add help an organization. 4 Accounting Information System • Purpose – to capture data, transform it and organize it to produce information. • Traditional AIS only captures data about financial transactions. • However, decision makers need nonfinancial information also. 5 Financial vs. Nonfinancial Information Examples of Financial Information Examples of Nonfinancial Information Sales revenue Operating expenses Net Income Total Assets Current liabilities Stockholders’ Equity Quantitative: Number of units in inventory Percentage of product defects Number of warranty claims Length of time it takes to produce a product Qualitative: Company reputation Customer satisfaction Employee satisfaction Product or service quality 6 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) • Organization-wide system that can capture data related to all aspects of an organization. It data related to all aspects of an organization....
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ACIS 2116 Chapter 1 - 1 ACIS 2116 Chapter One Accounting Information and Managerial Decisions 2 What is Accounting • System for providing

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