Purpose of Accounting Information System

We all records lots of transactions in the computer's accounting software. Why? As accounting student or fresh accountant, you should know the purpose of accounting information system. Following are the main purpose of accounting information system.



1. Complete Record of Our Customers

With the help of accounting information system, we can keep complete record of our customer. For example, you have online big retail shop. One day, more than 1 lack customers buy from your online shop which buy on the basis of cash on delivery. With this record, you compare which customers' money you have obtained. If there is difference between paid amount and payable amount. It means, it is the balance which you have to get from your customer. You can also compare it on the basis of time. If your accounting data will upto date. You can capture any cheating in courier department. For example, on the past experience, you have estimated that you will get your customer's money after 15 days. But after one month, you did not get money nor you did not get your goods back as sales return. It means, it is clear, someone in the courier department is cheater. So, with good proof of your accounting reports with valid bill, you can file the case in the court. So, this is the great purpose of creating reports under great accounting information system.


2. Complete Record of Your Suppliers

For example, you get from lots of suppliers. You have paid them advance but your material is not coming. So, for investigation, you need the accounting information about which goods is not coming. Except this, good accounting information will tell which payments, you have to pay. For this, you can take the action in advance without any penalty.

3. Control of our Physical Stock

It is very serious issue, someone can steal our stock. If we maintain our complete inventory record in accounting system, we can stop this. So, this is important purpose of accounting information system.

4. Maintain Salaries Records

Whole salaries record can be done scientifically under accounting information system. We can get all the information of time cards. On this basis, we can issue the pay of employees. It is neither less nor more.

5. Complete the Sales

If you buy anything online. What you see. Your address is recorded. Why? Not just sending you the goods but it also records of sale and you will provide the sales invoice on your email. All is possible in accounting information system.

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