Assessment item 2 Data Processing and Analysis and Mobility

Assessment item 2
Data Processing and Analysis and Mobility
Value: 20%
Due date: 08-May-2016
Return date: 31-May-2016
Length: Return date will be prior to exam
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Task
Question 1 (10 marks) – Cloud Based Accounting System
You are working as an accountant in a regional accounting firm. You have been approached by the owner of a start-up business. They have chosen Saasu as their accounting system and have employed you to set up their company in Saasu and enter the first month’s transactions. You will use Saasu to enter a range of transactions and print some reports to assist with the business start-up. All information has been supplied by the business owner for you to input.
The set up and transactional data will be provided in Resources.
Assessment requirements:
Print and submit the following reports for March (either print to screen or print and scan as an electronic file). Marks will be awarded for the correctness of information as well as the standard of presentation of your assessment.
1) Profit & Loss – Summary
2) Balance Sheet
3) GL Report
4) Accounts Payable
5) Accounts Receivable
6) Inventory Item History
Using the information compiled above, prepare a short 500-600 word business report that covers the following:
1) Advice to the business owner on how their business has performed for the month of March
2) Recommendations to improve the profitability of the business.
Question 2 (10 marks) – Mobility Strategy (word limit guide: 1,500 words)
Compare and contrast BYOD, CYOD and COPE as a mobility strategy for an organisation. What strategy would you chose for an organisation with a travelling sales force of 150 people working across three (3) different time zones? Based on your recommendation, identify the issues that an organisation should address when developing -Acceptable Use- policy.
Present your answer in a business report format that could be presented to the senior leadership team of an organisation.

APA referencing must be used, where relevant, with citations and a list of references for any sources referred to in this assessment.
Rationale
This assessment task is designed to enable you to demonstrate your ability to:
• understand and apply foundation principles relating to computerised information systems in contemporary organisations;
• analyse organisational processes for risk, and design appropriate control mechanism to mitigate identified risk;
• evaluate accounting information systems architecture and generate models of business events;
• identify organisational risks and generate systems that control that risk;
• analyse, synthesize and apply the concepts underpinning a systems planning development and implementation.
Marking criteria
Criteria: HD DI CR PS
Enter data into a computerised accounting information system and generate nominated reports. Accurate data entry.
Correct setup and accounting classifications.
Appropriate coding and naming applied to all new accounts and items.
Follows all specifications. Accurate data entry.
Correct setup and accounting classifications.
Appropriate coding and naming applied to all new accounts and items. Mostly accurate data entry.
Mostly correct setup and accounting classifications.
Appropriate coding and naming applied to a majority of new accounts and items. Mostly accurate data entry.
Incorrect setup and accounting classifications.
Appropriate coding and naming applied to a majority of new accounts and items.
Analyse and evaluate organisational profitability and provide appropriate recommendations. Relevant and detailed analysis of the profitability of the business, by business segment, using accounting ratios where applicable.
Identification of 5 key recommendations and provision of explicit actions to improve profitability.
Clarity and coherence of written expression in correct report format. Appropriate analysis of the profitability of the business, by business segment, using accounting ratios where applicable.
Identification of 5 key recommendations and specific actions to improve profitability.
Clarity and coherence of written expression in correct report format. Some appropriate analysis of the profitability of the business, using accounting ratios where applicable
Identification of 5 relevant recommendations and appropriate actions to improve profitability.
Correct report format used. Some analysis of business profitability, using accounting ratios where applicable.
Identification of 3-4 relevant recommendations to improve profitability.
Incomplete report format used.
Analyse, synthesise and apply the concepts underpinning systems planning development and implementation. Appropriate identification of 5 critical systems development issues and relevant recommendations to overcome these issues. Appropriate identification of 5 key systems development issues and relevant recommendations to overcome these issues. Appropriate identification of 5 systems development issues and relevant recommendations to overcome these issues Appropriate identification of 3- 4 systems development issues and relevant recommendations to overcome these issues.
Compare and contrast mobility strategies, outline advantages, risks and concerns facing organisations from the use of recommended strategy. Thorough explanation and discussion of mobility strategies, users, types and connection methods
Comprehensive identification and evaluation of advantages, risks and concerns, relevant to an ‘acceptable use’ policy. Discussion of mobility strategies, users, types and connection methods.
Identification and evaluation of advantages, risks and concerns relevant to an ‘acceptable use’ policy. Some discussion of mobility strategies, users, types and connection methods.
Basic identification and evaluation of advantages, risks and concerns relevant to an ‘acceptable use’ policy. Basic identification of mobility strategies, users, types and connection methods.
Basic identification of advantages, risks and concerns relevant to an ‘acceptable use’ policy.

Presentation
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Requirements
All referencing should be APA style. You should follow the guidelines at: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/referencing-at-csu
Assignments must be submitted through Turnitin. Further details about submission are provided in Appendix 1.