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BU1410 Management Information Systems Unit 2 Assignment 1 Instructor: Willie Cooper Jr.

Chapter 2 1. What are the major functions of a business that are important for understanding the role of information systems? * Define a business and describe the business functions. * According to the book “A business is a formal organization whose aim is to produce products or provide services for a profit.” * There are four major business functions. They are manufacturing and production, sales and marketing, human resources, and finance and accounting. * Manufacturing and production: assembling the product, checking product quality, producing bulls of materials * Sales and marketing: Identifying customers, making customers aware of products, selling the products * Human resources: hiring employees, evaluating employee job performance, enrolling employees in benefits * Finance and accounting: paying creditors and employees, creating financial statements, managing cash accounts * Define business process and describe the role they play in organizations. * Business process is the steps and tasks that describe how a business’ work is organized. A business process is important so that each employee follows the same steps and tasks when working for an organization. * Identify and describe the different levels in a business firm and their information needs. * Senior management: makes long-range strategic decisions. They need information about the overall performance of the business. * Middle management: carries out decisions that senior management make. They need information specific to the region or department they oversee. * Operations management: responsible for managing the daily operations of a…...

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