who works with numbers is familiar with at least one type of numeric
software. From balancing a checkbook to figuring out a company’s taxes,
numeric software can be a valuable tool for the job. Numeric software is
used not only for financial and accounting tasks, but also for statistical
analysis and mathematical modeling. A large market exists for accounting
and financial software, both professional and personal. Mathematical
modeling and statistical software is typically more specialized and the
market is not quite as large, and many organizations use custom built
software to process complex numerical tasks.
Accounting and Finance Software Many companies provide payroll, tax,
finance, and accounting software packages that are geared towards all
types and sizes of businesses. Visit www.2020software.com/compare-software/category/2/Accounting-Software/
to view a searchable database of a large selection of accounting software,
sectioned into industry type and specific tasks needed. There is also a
Accounting Software Buyers's Guide to aid in the search for the best type
of software for different applications. Daily updated accounting news
articles can be found at www.cpaonline.com.
Additionally, there are software links and a “find a consultant”
Software Another type of numeric
software is personal finance software. This type of software contains
tools to help you balance your checkbook, track your spending habits,
create and maintain budgets, engage in online banking, and perhaps, to
track online investments. Most of these types of numeric software are
inexpensive and easy to learn to use. Visit this Epinions.com
page to read reviews of the newest software for your financial
needs. One of the more popular personal finance software packages is
Intuit's Quicken series. For more information about this software,
technical support, add-ons, and information about personal finance, go to www.quicken.com.
Another popular personal finance program is Microsoft Money. Information,
support, and reviews for Money can be obtained at www.microsoft.com/money.
is a lesser-known cross platform personal finance program that offers a
checkbook-type interface, prints checks, reconciles your bank account,
tracks your expenditures, and prints a variety of reports.
Statistics Software Many mathematical and statistical software
packages are used exclusively by government or higher learning
institutions that use the software to help model complex mathematical
problems. As a result, mathematical and statistical software packages
designed for general use may be difficult to find. The site gams.nist.gov
provides resources for mathematical software. The “Mathematical Software
Cross Index” found on the site enables you to search for software
depending on the task that needs to be performed. Another good
mathematical software resource can be found at this
Web page. This site provides an extensive list of links to many
different mathematical software sites. The index is so large that a search
form is provided in order to sort results both by task and by platform.
for information about the powerful, free, and programmable symbolic math
software called Maxima. For a popular applied mathematics program that
contains many powerful features, visit the Mathcad
site. This site includes technical support, math software
headlines, and shopping pages for Mathcad software.