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Introductory Accounting by Lisa A. Bucki, Gail Perry, David H. Ringstrom

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CHAPTER3

Choosing Accounting Software

In This Chapter

  • Why you need accounting software
  • Comparing desktop and cloud-based software
  • Looking at point-of-sale software
  • Changing to different software
  • Finding help when you get stuck

You might be surprised to learn that modern accounting has roots that date to the late 1400s. Luca Pacioli, an Italian mathematician and Franciscan friar who lived from 1445 to 1517, is widely acknowledged as the father of accounting.

Fortunately, you don’t have to—and shouldn’t—use Pacioli’s ancient accounting methods for maintaining your books. Even the smallest businesses should adopt some sort of modern accounting ...

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