If actual accounting software is used early in the accounting curriculum then it will become easier to integrate its power as an analysis tool in subsequent accounting courses. Actual software applications will provide the relevant business process framework necessary to build business literacy and accounting fluency in students. This article will give brief overviews of the most widely used accounting software programs and share my strategies for adding actual accounting software into undergraduate accounting courses without losing any precious class time.

This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.



Susan V. Crosson, Santa Fe College
Belverd E. Needles, Jr., Ph.D., CPA, DePaul University


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