Accounting Information Systems are being adopted and used by all organizations across all industries that include private as well as public sectors. Accounting information system is referred to as a subsystem with high specialization of the Information System that assists in the collection, processing and reporting information in relation with the aspects of finance in business activities and events (Mostafa, 2009). However, there is an involvement of a wider perspective and in this system, there is not only the coverage of intersections related Accounting Information System (AIS), but also states that information system and accounting are two separate domains. This essay shall be discussing SAP that is a widely used technology in AIS.
The system of SAP is developed, installed and operated on the basis of a complex technology linking the client and the server, where there is an employment of a number of databases, operating systems and computers (Xenakis, 2009). The functions being performed by the system, along with the security and protection of the transactions being processed, in a substantial manner, are highly dependent on certain precautions. These precautions are the ones that are physical and logical, in order to secure the computers and other elements related to the operating system (Gibbs, 2008). There is a need for ruling out the direct effect imposed on data within the databases and the work stations of user need to be secured for the avoidance of interference in the system.