Title Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) and Other Free Software for Accounting and Financial Management of Non-Profit Entities
Authors MONTERO ROMERO, Mª TERESA, CORDOBÉS MADUEÑO, MAGDALENA, Informat Resources Management Assoc, CORDOBÉS MADUEÑO, MAGDALENA, MONTERO ROMERO, Mª TERESA
External publication No
Scope Article
Nature Científica
Area International
Publication date 01/01/2015
ISI 000442905400086
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84956817600
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-7230-7.ch085
Abstract The non-profit sector is interested in elaborating reliable and clear financial accounting information to achieve several objectives: to know the real volume of activity in each organization, to use it to make financial and investment decision (financial management), and to contribute to improve the management system. This chapter shows the characteristics to identify the financial management and the management accounting in non-profit organizations. This information is used to define how to build an appropriate information system to provide the decision makers with reliable, transparent, and timely information. Besides the above, it also shows the usefulness of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), focusing on its definition, advantages, and disadvantages, as well as developing explanations of the major free software ERP and open source systems.
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