What, Why, When, Where, and How of Accounting Software

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Office Accounting. 2007 by Microsoft. Two versions: Express or. Professional. $15,000.00+. Academic Alliance FREE to schools or. 120 day educational version.

What, Why, When, Where, and How of Accounting Software Susan V. Crosson Santa Fe Community College Gainesville FL

Accounting Software Basic Business Processes:

…buy, sell, build, track • Acquisition/Payment • Sale/Collection • Conversion • Human Resource • Financing

Accounting Software Market* ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾

Entry-level software: Sales up to $5 million; 20 employees; 5 million companies. (PT; QB, MOA) Small to medium business software: Sales up to $100 million; 100 employees; 516,000 companies. (PT; QB; MOA, GP) Small to medium enterprise software: Revenues up to $500 million; 500 employees; 84,000 companies. (GP;MAS90;MAS200) Enterprise resource planning software: Revenues $500 million+; 500+ employees; 17,000 companies. (SAP; Peoplesoft)

*A Strategy for Finding the Right Accounting Software, Journal of Accountancy, September 2003; www.aicpa.org/pubs/jofa/sep2003/johnston.htm

Popular Accounting software

= Information Architects WhyAccounting add Accounting Software to your courses?

• Business/Financial Literacy • Accounting Literacy • Because it is how accounting is actually done….

Accounting Course Sequence Excel

Excel Financial/ Principles I Publisher Designed GL, Peachtree; QuickBooks; Office Accounting 2007

Tax

Managerial/ Principles II

Computer Accounting

Cost

Intermediate

Peachtree

Tax Software Excel

Dynamics-GP

AIS

Audit

Access Dynamics-GP

ACL

Peachtree; QuickBooks; Office Accounting 2007; Dynamics-GP Software

2006-7 Educational Cost

Retail Cost

Peachtree by Sage

FREE to schools www.peachtree.com/training/educati onal_partnerships.cfm

$69.99 - $699.99

QuickBooks by Intuit

Educational pricing: $99.95 - $599.95 Or 30 day FREE Online Edition www.intuitadvisor.com/education

$99.95 to $3,000.00+

Office Accounting 2007 by Microsoft Two versions: Express or Professional Dynamics-GP by Microsoft

Office Accounting Express 2007: http://www.ideawins.com/home.html Office Accounting Professional 2007: http://us1.trymicrosoftoffice.com/product.aspx?fam ily=officeaccounting&culture=en-US

Academic Alliance FREE to schools or 120 day educational version www.microsoft.com/education/acade mic_alliance.mspx

Online: $19.95-39.95/mo. Express FREE download or part of Office Small Business, Professional, or Ultimate Suites Professional: $149 new or $99 upgrade $15,000.00+

Software Comparison: QuickBooks; Peachtree; Office Accounting

Software Comparison: QuickBooks; Peachtree; Office Accounting

Software Comparison: QuickBooks; Peachtree; Office Accounting

Software Comparison: QuickBooks; Peachtree; Office Accounting

Software Comparison: QuickBooks; Peachtree; Office Accounting

http://www.microsoft.com/office/accounting/prodinfo/quickcompare.mspx

Publisher-Designed: General Ledger

Publisher-Designed: General Ledger

Peachtree Peachtree Sales Navigation Aid

QuickBooks Pro 2006 Home Page

QuickBooks Online Edition Home Page

Office Accounting 2007

Office Accounting 2007

Dynamics-GP 8.0

Adding Software to Accounting Courses • Doing Focus – Principles of Accounting, Tax, Audit, Government – Focus on Data entry and Bookkeeping – Practice sets to learn accounting processes

• Using Focus – Separate Computer literacy & AIS Courses teach the basics – Focus on computer-based stand-alone programs – Practice analyzing sample company data or data sets from Financial/Managerial/Tax/Auditor perspective

• Business Process Focus – Technology integrated across curricula & desktop – Focus on analyzing Information accessible from anywhere – Practice queries and searches of databases – Explore Internal/External Controls and Risks of Systems

Because Accounting software is on every business desktop, which will you use?

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