These articles summarizes on how the
Information System have evolved over time and how well it was adopted in each
period. There is a breakdown on the technologies were introduced and how they
were received over time.
Starting in the 1960’s the articles
describes how IS was adopted for Accounting purposes only. This was a key
feature to start off since accounting was the most strenuous job. Users had to
manually enter data in the system. Even
though Information Systems on accounting were introduced, simple math problems
once resolved had to hand written which lead to the need of the Material
Resource Planning (MRP) system. Over the period of the time, users realized
that MRP had a few constraints. One of them included the data capacity, which
is of course one of the most important ones. It lead to the introduction of MRP
II. It was able to handle the management requirements and all the planning
needed in an organization. Integration to the other system still seemed to be
The article throws some light on the
introduction of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This was introduced in the
late 2000’s. They were able to support all the basic activities related to
business, accountings and day-to-day operations. ERP II kicked in with a whole
new agenda and functionalities. It was able to integrate with the other
The articles also speak about the current
trends of the Information Systems.
In order to keep a pace with the growing
competitive world around, companies have been striving to create a better
system to meet their daily needs and to optimize their work. Articles mention
some examples on how each system has helped different segments of the
companies. Payroll generation has been a boon to the accounting industry.
E-commerce has changed the way people shop. They no longer have to go to the
store anymore. Information Systems have made things easier for the common man.
The article concludes with confirming how
the Information systems are a boon to the industry at every level. Also it
looks at how well the businesses have embraces it in every segment.