respond in 100 words to Veronica Jowers “An accounting information system (AIS)

respond in 100 words to Veronica Jowers
“An accounting information system (AIS) is defined as a system that records, processes, summarizes, reports and communicates the results of business transactions to provide financial and nonfinancial information to facilitate decision making” (Richardson et al., 2021, p. 6). AIS must be relevant and contain a faithful representation to help influence decisions of a firm. Raw data is collected, sorted, and organized into information in ways that are helpful to the decision maker. A value chain provides value to the critical business processes that include primary activities and support activities. The primary activities provide value to the customer by way of inbound logistics, operations, outbound logistics, marketing and sales activities, and service activities. The support activities make the primary activities possible by the firm infrastructure, human resource management, technology, and procurement. AIS manages internal and external processes that are “composed of smaller subsystems that should be designed to maximize achievement of the organization’s goals” (Accounting Information Systems | AIS Guidance and Information, 2012).
An internal business process called an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a database that manages data from all aspects of the business such as sales, inventory, customers, and employees which provides useful information in managing the firm’s business activities. “The enterprise system serves as the backbone of the firm’s internal business processes and serves as a connection to the external business processes” (Richardson et al., 2021, p. 15).
External business interaction processes are worked through supply chain management for its suppliers and customer relationship management for its customers. The supply chain is connected to the firm through supply chain management software. This software houses all the inventory on hand and aids in decision making when it comes to ordering more inventory as well as keeping up with delivery schedules to and from the business. Customer relationship management software manages the firm’s relationships with current customers as well as potential customers. This software learns the customers choices and offers other items that might be of interest to them creating a strong customer relationship to the firm.
Proverbs 3:13 states “Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding” (New International Bible, 1978/2011).