A business without an information system or a computer somehow integrated within the company is probably nearly impossible feat. Companies today cannot flourish without the technology of various software applications and systems that help individuals create, calculate and analyze within their specific departments. The following is a brief introduction on various departments within a company and the applications that make them successful.
Human Resources departments are an essential need in every company. The employees who work in human resource departments are in charge of payrolls, recruiting, administering benefits and tracking employee’s progressions within their company. Within the Human Resources department are many software and information systems that are utilized to make executives lives easier. Some examples include a ”payroll module that automates the pay process by gathering data on employee time and attendance, calculating various deductions and taxes and generating periodic pay checks and employee tax reports” (Wikipedia, 2010). “HR Management modules cover everything from new employee data to employees who are at the brink of retirement. These systems record basic demographic and address data, selection, training and development” (Wikipedia, 2010).
The accounting department in every small business or large corporation plays a pivotal role in the everyday operations of the company.” Accounting software applications records and processes accounting transactions within functional modules such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and trial balance” (Wikipedia, 2010). Some companies choose to develop their own software to cater their own special needs and functions within the company. Industries that need to design their own software programs are called Vertical Markets. Some types of vertical markets include banking, construction and medical software. Those that do not need to customize their programs just...