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Prepare your students to meet the needs of contemporary business owners and managers who rely on today's accounting professionals to identify and monitor enterprise risks and to provide quality assurance for a company's information systems. ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 11E focuses on two critical issues within accounting information systems that are in use today: enterprise systems and controls for maintaining those systems. This book fully explores the integrated nature of AIS with its foundations in information technology, business processes, strategic management, security, and internal controls. Using a conversational and relaxed tone rather than using complex technical language, your students will easily grasp even the most challenging subjects as they explore today's critical AIS topics. This new edition equips students with today’s tools necessary for organizing and managing information to help them succeed and protect the integrity of their employer's information system.
- SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THROUGHOUT CHAPTER 8 PREPARE STUDENTS TO MOVE TO COBIT 5. Students leave your course equipped to work with the latest ISACA globally accepted framework. Chapter 8 also presents IT material reorganized around job positions to ensure consistency with this edition’s other chapters.
- CHAPTER 4 NOW PROVIDES SIMPLIFIED AND EXPANDED DEMONSTRATIONS OF COMMON FLOWCHARTING ROUTINES. This clarified instruction now highlights all common flowchart symbols to help students identify and most effectively use these important tools in today’s accounting information technology.
- ADDITIONAL MICROSOFT® EXCEL PROBLEMS IN SEVERAL CHAPTERS EMPHASIZE INTERNAL CONTROL. The new, internal control-oriented problems emphasize computational skills and sorting as well as key functions, such as vlookup(), and if(). PivotTables are also included.
- UPDATED AND REVISED CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS REPORTING OF THE DRIVERS OF MANUFACTURING COMPETITVENESS IN TODAY’S GLOBAL MARKET. Chapter 15 details the influence of manufacturing and the importance of recording and following its influence on global economies.
- NEW, BRIEF DISCUSSION OF BIG DATA, ANALYTICS, AND REPORTING EMPHASIZES HOW TO USE TECHNICAL TOOLS. Now included within Chapter 16, new engaging discussion highlights how to work with analytics and reporting and how to best use today’s leading data visualization tools and resources, such as Tableau.
- PRACTICAL END-OF-CHAPTER MATERIALS GUIDE STUDENTS THROUGH REVIEWS. This book’s expansive choice of practice materials includes key terms, review questions, discussion questions, short problems, and problems. Students refine and practice newly developed AIS skills with a variety of questions covering multiple learning objectives and levels of difficulty.
- INTEGRATED EXCEL®, ACCESS®, AND VISIO® PROBLEMS PROVIDE TIMELY PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES. Helpful icons clearly identify these problems that are now more fully integrated to emphasize the most effective use of these tools as well as how to assess their value and use.
- CONTROL MATRIX HELPS STUDENTS UNDERSTAND HOW CONCEPTS RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER. The authors use the control matrix as a tool for understanding and evaluating controls. The control matrix helps students see the big picture and connect concepts together across the chapters.
- BENTLEY UNIVERSITY TERM PROJECT APPLIES NUMEROUS CONCEPTS TO A SINGLE PROJECT. Available on the book’s website, this term project applies the book’s concepts in a cohesive project. You can assign the project as part of your course with minimal development or preparation. Students examine an actual business process in operation, document it, analyze measures that are in place and recommend changes to the process. The project’s materials include a student project handout, teaching notes, PowerPoint® presentations, grading forms, student self-evaluation forms, and templates for the control matrix.
- TEXT’S UNIQUE APPROACH INTEGRATES THREE KEY THEMES. The authors make critical accounting information topics easier to identify and follow by incorporating three key themes -- enterprise systems, e-business systems, and controls -- throughout the text and identifying these themes with margin icons. In addition, the book highlights coverage of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act using a margin icon every time the topic is covered. Students see the importance of these areas and their impact on the growing field of accounting information systems.
- EMPHASIS ON ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS AND E-BUSINESS PROVIDES FOCUSED LOOK AT ERP SOFTWARE. Prepare your students to work with leading ERP software and equip them to manage enterprise-wide systems efficiently with this edition’s strong coverage of business-to-business and business-to-consumer concepts and applications.
- DETAILED COVERAGE FOCUSES ON INTERNAL CONTROL OF ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT. An in-depth emphasis on Internal Control of Enterprise Risk Management provides the thorough coverage students need to fully understand these topics and to help businesses that are struggling to meet the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
- TECHNOLOGY SUMMARIES AND APPLICATIONS HIGHLIGHT HOW ACTUAL COMPANIES USE THE IT PROCESSES STUDENTS ARE LEARNING. These summaries and applications in each chapter present real-world perspectives of how today's leading companies are using the current IT processes discussed in each chapter. Students can see the impact of technology on the operation and control of AIS.
2. Enterprise Systems.
3. Electronic Business (E-Business) Systems.
4. Documenting Information Systems.
5. Database Management Systems.
6. Relational Databases and SQL.
7. Controlling Information Systems: Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control.
8. Controlling Information Systems: Introduction to Pervasive Controls.
9. Controlling Information Systems: Business Process and Application Controls.
10. The Order Entry/Sales (OE/S) Process.
11. The Billing/Accounts Receivable/Cash Receipts (B/AR/CR) Process.
12. The Purchasing Process.
13. The Accounts Payable/Cash Disbursements (AP/CD) Process.
14. The Human Resources (HR) Management and Payroll Processes.
15. Integrated Production Processes (IPP).
16. The General Ledger and Business Reporting (GL/BR) Process.
17. Acquiring and Implementing Accounting Information Systems.
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Instructor’s Companion WebSite (with Solutions Manual and PowerPoint®)
Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and the Bentley University term project.