Accounting Assistant

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Accounting Assistant is an Accounting software created by Scott Foresman and company for the TI-99/4 and TI-99/4A with part#: SF 30429. It was released during the fourth quarter of 1981 and retailed originally for $465.00. It was distributed on Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module and required a floppy disk controller with two drives as it recorded accounting information on floppy disks. Tronics Inc. later re-released Accounting assistant during the second quarter of 1983 with part#: HSM 1414.

It was aimed at schools only and helped created district level reports and assist administrators in the budgeting process. It records purchase orders and furnishes vendor lists and checks registers. The program came with 5 blank disks to help store information.

Accounting Assistant
Accounting Assistant Title Screen
Accounting Assistant Title Screen [1] [2]
Publisher(s) Scott Foresman
Original Retail Price $465.00 (USD)
Part# SF 30429 / HSM 1414
Format(s) Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module and Floppy Disk
Release 1981 (4th Quarter) / 1983 (2nd Quarter)
Genre(s) Accounting

Fun Fact

Unlike other cartridges made by Texas Instruments (TI) or Scott Foresman, the label on Accounting Assistant was light blue and on a very light color gray cartridge. It was also sold in a large binder with an oversized blue manual and came with 5 blank floppy disks for saving information. Since this title was only sold to schools, it makes it one of the harder to find cartridges out there. [3]


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