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A control related to the specific functioning of an application system that supports a specific business process. Application controls are policies, procedures and activities designed and implemented to provide reasonable assurance that management's objectives relative to a given automated solution are achieved.  In defining its business and control requirements for an automated solution, management would need to satisfy the following objectives :

  • Completeness: the application process all transactions and the resulting information is complete.
  • Accuracy: all transactions are processed accurately and as intended and the resulting information is accurate.
  • Validity: only valid transactions are processed and resulting information is valid.
  • Authorisation: only appropriately authorised transactions have been processed.
  • Segregation of duties: the application provides for and supports appropriate segregation of duties and responsibilities as defined by management.

Source: CobiT
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