Relationship Between Accounting Information System and Management Information System
But before explaining any kind of relationships, it
is necessary to specify MIS and AIS definitions and
set the range of each system. As it is explained, there
are two completely different definitions about MIS.
One of them is overall and involves all the organization and information systems in it and another one
is a part of organization. Therefore, it can be said
that if MIS involves all the organization, then AIS
is a sub-system of MIS and the main goal of MIS
is effective use of organization’s information systems. But, if MIS is a system which is developed to
provide information for managers, firstthe common
features and differences between them should be
listed and then determined the relationship between them. It is clear to also note that they both consists of computers and humans, sub-system, aid information for decision making.
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The role of information systems becomes
more prominent with the growing development of
technology and increasing in information needs.
Although, information systems are not computers as most of people think, we need information
systems to achieve our goals. But with the growth
of technology, information systems obtain a more
prominent role. In such circumstances, a better
understanding of information systems can help
organizations in achieving their goals. The main
purpose of this article addressed the relationship between accounting information system and
management information system by reviewing the
literature on characteristics of both information
systems. Moreover, the summary of results and
findings of each case is presented.
Keywords: System, accounting information system, management information system, subsystem.