The Status of Computerized Accounting Software in Small American Businesses
A telephone survey of 123 companies in the Cincinnati SM SA with 30 or Jess employe as taken for the purpose of determining the extent of computerization, the level of intere n accounting software, and the type of computerized accounting system selected for use. ere also interested in the method of selection and level of utilization of computerized a ounting soft ware. The types of accounting software are classified as the off-the-shelf no odifiable, off-the-shelf modifiable, and custom designed .
This pa per will examine how the companies chose their present system, how the mployees were trained on that system, and the extent to which the accounting function maller companies is now computerized . The reality of the system vs. expectations and t vel of utilization of the system will also be examined . The data will be tabulated so that tren an be identified . The result is that our body of knowledge about accounting software use for small companies will be increased .