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Accounting Information Systems (10th Edition)

Core coverage of business processes, transaction cycles, and internal controls. Accounting Information Systems: An Overview; Systems Techniques and Documentation; eBusiness and eCommerce; Transaction Processing and the Internal Control Process; Information Security; Electronic Data Processing Systems; Revenue Cycle Processes; Procurement and Human Resource Business Process; The Production Business Process; Systems Planning Analysis and Design; Systems Project Management, Implementation, Operation, Control; Data Management Concepts; Auditing Information Technology  For those involved in the planning, set-up, implementation, and monitoring of accounting information systems. 

Paperback: 544 pages

Publisher: Prentice Hall; 10 edition (August 7, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 013609712X

ISBN-13: 978-0136097129

Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.9 x 9.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Unfortunately, the 8th and 9th editions are out of date, having been published in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Now this book is in its 10th edition, published in August 2009.I just can't believe you can get these older edition used for a few dollars before shipping. When a new textbook comes out in this subject, it is never cheap. The 10th edition is currently $146.67 and worth it if you're getting into AIS (accounting information systems). Still, the former editions can serve in places as a reference to this day.For convenience, here's a link to the latest edition: Accounting Information Systems (10th Edition). I wrote a review for the edition in this link, the 10th edition.Since I am in the field, although my area in not purely AIS since I'm a practitioner and not a designer of accounting systems, I can say things are good still. What I mean by that is that so far in this economic downturn, accounting information systems work has not been on the decline to my observation and from talking with others in it.Of course, the subject is very dry. And if there is one warning that I may give it is about caring for your back. I had to reach a level in many subject areas as does everyone in AIS. Along the way I got advanced degrees and many certifications. But I ended up with serious back pain, surely the result of racking up plenty of sitting time in totally non-ergonomic chairs. It's not just something to think about but you need to manage it early through exercises to strengthen the core muscles that hold up your spine, stretching throughout the day, and using ergonomic chairs and principles.One more thing. Not all AIS books are equal even though they're probably all with their special strong points.

As a CPA and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), I am forever trying to keep up with topics covered in the grand subject known as Accounting Information Systems. Since I practice and manage the financial accounting function, I do well by keeping current with a few books including those of Bodnar and Hopwood.Accounting Information Systems, 10th edition, continues the tradition of strong transaction processing and cycle processes chapters. In fact, the 10th edition shows meaningful updates in all the chapters and continues to improve upon conciseness. I recall the 8th edition, published in 2000, that was 684 pages and had larger dimensions. Thankfully the authors made a major move toward conciseness starting with their 9th edition and have continued. The only thing I miss about pre-9th editions is the hardcover.New strengths in the 10th edition include excellent chapters on information security and information control and audit. Also, the systems analysis and design (SAD) area is much improved and makes for easier reading.This book is an investment as there is value in staying current in an area that remains dynamic in this economy. While the subject is dry, no question about that, the authors have done what they can to make each topic more accessible. That's why I recommend this book over others in the category.

With technology, we are constantly revamping our ideals and our techniques. This book has the reader left in the dark ages. Sadly, there are not many books on this specialized topic, so schools are still forced to use it. In my experience, this book is excellent when discussing internal controls and does a nice job of giving the reader a brief overview of how an accounting system works. Great for newbies into the field, but very dull for someone like me who has been worked with several different systems over the past ten years. That brings me to another point, the book is very dry. Don't look for humor or interesting facts here. Just plain information.If you are a teacher considering this book, I encourage you to either supplement or update the information provided in the text or to find another book.

The book Accounting Information Systems (10th Edition) met expectations. The book was in good condition with few markings and was a great bargain for the price.

Did not find it useful for my Accounting Information Systems class at the University at Buffalo (MGA 311). Professor provided all information necessary.

If you are buying this book for accounting for eccommerce at FAU do not waste your money.

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This is one book our professor recommends to all MBAs, IT Auditors and accounting professionals. I think its worth the price.

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