DBIT 307   BUSINESS APPLICATION SOFTWARE.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2016/2017
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
DBIT 307 BUSINESS APPLICATION SOFTWARE
DATE: AUGUST, 2017 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS] – COMPULSORY
a) Define the term
i) business (2 Marks)
ii) fixed asset (1 Mark)
iii) Equity (1 Mark)
iv) Shareholder (1 Mark)
b) State FIVE reasons why business should acquire user-friendly software (5 Marks)
c) What are the three basic activities of the expenditure cycle? (6 Marks)
d) Describe the nature of the main basic hardware computer components (4 Marks);
e) State the main FIVE advantages of computerized accounting systems; (5 Marks)
f) Draw the stock control model and label the important areas (5 Marks)
QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
a) Why is it necessary to
i) Use audited balances in migrating to a new system (4 Marks)
ii) Backup your data regularly (4 Marks)
b) Define the following
i) General journal (2 Marks)
ii) Reconciliation (2 Marks)
iii) Depreciation (2 Marks)
iv) Auditing (2 Marks)
c) State the security challenges in business application software. (4 Marks)
QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]
a) Explain how you would configure a new software system for use. (8 Marks)
b) Why should users be assigned passwords? (4 Marks)
c) What is the purpose of a chart of accounts? (3 Marks)
d) What are the merits of having aenterprise computers networked? (5 Marks)
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QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
a) What are the three levels of activity in the pyramid representing the business
organization? (3 Marks)
b) What is the relationship among data, information, and an information system?
(6 Marks)
c) What are the three cycles of transaction processing systems? (6 Marks)
d) What are the three fundamental tasks of database management? (3 Marks)
e) State TWO qualities of good information (2 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE [20 MARKS]
a) List FIVE advantages of a custom-developed software (5 Marks)
b) What is the role of the accounting function in an (4 Marks)
c) Identify FIVE problems associated with manual based accounting systems (5 Marks)
d) i) Define an enterprise resource planning system (3 Marks)
ii) Give THREE examples of ERP systems (3 Marks)

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