ACCA P5 Interim Assessment
Advanced Performance Management
Interim Assessment – Answers
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PAPER P5 : ADVANCED PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
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The best information systems are well-planned and structured. Given the developments that have occurred in information systems, ICS might well benefit from extensive integrated databases and executive information systems.
On the other hand, in a continually changing environment, it is also likely that much data and information reporting will become obsolete and unnecessary. Information is only worth having if the benefits from its use exceed the cost of collecting and storing it. It is therefore advisable for ICS to carry out regular reviews of their information systems, and remove unwanted data and eliminate unwanted routine reports.
In summary, managers need information to do their job properly. In a rapidly changing business environment, there will be a greater need for external environmental information. There will also be a continuing need for internally generated information, such as performance reports and statutory reports and statements. However, even if the nature of the information required changes