ERIC Number: ED275831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Farm Accounting Software. Improved Decision Making.
Lovell, Ashley C., Comp.
This guide contains information on 36 computer programs used for farm and ranch accounting. This information and assessment of software features were provided by the manufacturers and vendors. Information is provided on the following items, among others: program name, vendor's name and address, computer and operating system, type of accounting and bookkeeping, vendor characteristics (including financial condition, customer support, and policies), computing considerations (including user friendliness, speed, and hardware requirements), chart of accounts, printed reports, general ledger, enterprises, and auxiliary features. The following programs are reviewed: ABECAS (Agri-Business Enterprise Accounting System), AccountStar, Ag Accounting and Budgeting, Ag Data General Ledger/Cost Accounting, Agricultural Accounting System, Agricultural Farm Management Accounting System, Agri-Ledger, Agri-Plus II, AgStar, A.I.M. (Automated Information Management); AMS Accounting Program, The Business Accountant, C.P.A.* of Agriculture, Assistant C.P.A.* of Agriculture, F.A.R.M. (Farm Accounting Records Management), Farm Management Accounting System, Farm Management Program--Junior Version, Farm Profit and Loss, FAS, Financial Management Program--Cashbook Version, Financial Management Program--Senior Version, The Financial Manager Program General Ledger, General Ledger and Financial Analysis, Homestead Farm Management System (two versions), Horizon Accounting, MBSI'S Real World General Ledger, Micro Mars, Radio Shack AgDisk Accounting Packages, Red Wing General Ledger System, The Terra System, Transaction, and Transaction Plus. (KC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Extension Service.