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ACC 270 Notes

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These notes cover the B section of Chapter 10.
Information Systems in Organization
Vishal Midha
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jessie Frank on Sunday March 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ACC 270 at Illinois State University taught by Vishal Midha in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 39 views. For similar materials see Information Systems in Organization in Accounting at Illinois State University.


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Date Created: 03/27/16
10.3 Application Software  Operating systems are designed to create a platform so that programmers can write additional applications, allowing the computer to do even more useful things.  Operating systems control hardware.  Application software (otherwise known as “apps”) perform the work that users and firms are directly interested in accomplishing.  An application software is more valuable when there is more of it available.  Desktop software – the applications installed on a personal computer— your browser, your Office suite, photo editors, and computer games are all desktop software.  Enterprise software –the applications that address the needs of multiple, simultaneous users in an organization or work group.  Most firms use some type of enterprise software. Some write their own, but at a high cost and time consumption. It is more cost and time efficient to buy a software package. o Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages can be purchased for such reasons.  An ERP system with multiple modules installed can touch many functions of the business: 1. Sales 2. Inventory 3. Manufacturing 4. Human Resources 5. Purchasing 6. Order Tracking 7. Decision Support  Other categories of enterprise software that managers are likely to encounter include the following: 1. customer relationship management (CRM) systems used to support customer-related sales and marketing activities 2. supply chain management (SCM) systems that can help a firm manage aspects of its value chain, from the flow of raw materials into the firm through delivery of finished products and services at the point-of-consumption 3. business intelligence (BI) systems, which use data created by other systems to provide reporting and analysis for organizational decision making  Most enterprise software works in conjunction with a database management system (DBMS), sometimes referred to as a “database system.” The database system stores and retrieves the data that an application creates and uses.  Firms that don’t have common database systems with consistent formats across their enterprise often struggle to efficiently manage their value chain. Wows 1. I enjoyed learning that the technical name for a “app” is “application software”.  I  definitely think this is something that I should have known, but I honestly had no idea.   2. Learning about the different enterprise systems struck my interest because I did not  realize that companies could chose to combine different systems, as well as create their  own systems.  However, it definitely makes the most sense to me for companies to use  existing systems rather than create their own due to cost.   3. It was interesting to learn more about ERP’s and the way they work in action with the  diagram because I was able to see exactly what the process is and the route it takes.   How I am intrigued about the statement that buying an enterprise system does not guarantee that it  will work.  This is something I would like to learn more about because I feel that if a system  is being purchased specifically for your company that it should work as you need it to.  


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