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13th Edition

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Instructor Edition
Computer Accounting with Peachtree by Sage Complete Accounting 2010, 14/e

Carol Yacht, Software Consultant

ISBN: 0073527149
Copyright year: 2011

Feature Summary

New Features:

  • Software installation, including serial number, is included at the beginning of the textbook.
  • Full version of Peachtree Complete Accounting 2010 included with every textbook. Software update reminders included at startup and on the Services menu. Registration is required after starting the software 5 times. After software registration, schools receive support at 800-609-4012. Individual, student support is at the discretion of Sage Software.
  • After a few times of starting Peachtree, a Register Peachtree Accounting window appears. Or, from the menu bar, select Help; Peachtree Registration. After installing Peachtree, to obtain a Registration Number and Customer ID, call 800-840-7329, 8:30am to 8:30pm, Monday–Friday, Eastern Time (outside the United States, call 770-492-6333). Online registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at
  • Peachtree's modular system design is explained—including how the user interface is organized into general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, payroll, and job costing.
  • Accounting Information Systems appendix defines AIS and compares Peachtree to other accounting software applications.
  • All chapters include exporting reports to Excel.
  • Chapter 9, New Company Setup and Beginning Balances shows students how to create a new business. The services companies set up in Chapter 9 are continued in Chapters 10 and 11.
  • More backups allow instructors to start students with beginning data (Chart of Accounts or Beginning Balances). All the backups made in Chapters 1-18 are included on the password-protected Instructor site at
  • Watch flash videos to review key software features at The textbook uses this icon—<a onClick="'/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=jpeg::::/sites/dl/free/0073527149/686064/Play.JPEG','popWin', 'width=NaN,height=NaN,resizable,scrollbars');" href="#"><img valign="absmiddle" height="16" width="16" border="0" src="/olcweb/styles/shared/linkicons/image.gif"> (0.0K)</a>—to indicate there is a flash video.
  • Each chapter has students check the appropriate place in Peachtree's data. This icon—<a onClick="'/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=jpeg::::/sites/dl/free/0073527149/686064/Save.JPEG','popWin', 'width=NaN,height=NaN,resizable,scrollbars');" href="#"><img valign="absmiddle" height="16" width="16" border="0" src="/olcweb/styles/shared/linkicons/image.gif"> (0.0K)</a>—reminds students to check.
  • Feature quizzes review software's user interface online at
  • User interface includes Navigation Bar with Business Status; Customers & Sales; Vendors & Purchases; Inventory & Services; Employees & Payroll; Banking; and Company selections.
  • All instructions, screen captures, and detailed steps are consistent with Peachtree Complete Accounting 2010 for use with the Windows Vista operating system and Windows XP SP2 (and higher)
  • New sales tax wizard and letter templates wizard.
  • Custom date-range filtering and enhanced report options.
  • E-mail reports, financial statements, and add attachments.
  • Design tools for report customization and auto populate IDs.
  • Each chapter includes an analysis question providing students with additional review of subject matter and business processes.

Retained Features:

  • Peachtree's two sample companies, Bellwether Garden Supply, a retail business and service company, and Stone Arbor Landscaping, a service company, are incorporated into Part I of the text.
  • Site License Agreement included on Help Menu for standalone and multi-user installations.
  • Double-entry accounting procedures are reinforced with subject matter review and practice. Yacht's Peachtree textbook shows how Peachtree helps student's master fundamental accounting principles, procedures and business processes.
  • Navigation interface to access information and record transactions; drill down to lists, reports, setup windows, and graphs.
  • Enhanced Excel integration, comparative budget spreadsheet creator, and improved audit trail and internal controls are key features from past editions.
  • There are four parts of the text: 1) Exploring Peachtree Complete Accounting 2010; 2) Peachtree Complete Accounting 2010 for Service Businesses; 3) Peachtree Complete Accounting 2010 for Merchandising Businesses; and 4) Advanced Peachtree Complete Accounting 2010 Applications. There are four comprehensive projects as well as three opportunities for students to design their own businesses.
  • Students set up 11 new service, retail, nonprofit, and manufacturing businesses from scratch. This is valuable training for future accounting technicians.
  • The Online Learning Center for the 14th edition at ( includes PowerPoint slides for each chapter; online student quizzing with feedback, grading and an email link; flash videos narrated by the author; user interface feature quizzes; going to the net and Internet activities; and additional resources.
  • The entire text is available on Primis at for greater flexibility.
  • All chapters have Learning Objectives, in-chapter activities, end-of-chapter testing and exercises, Internet activities, Going to the Net exercises, Analysis Questions, and writing assignments to reinforce important concepts.
  • Peachtree Complete Accounting 2010 software is packaged free with the text and includes everything needed to record business transactions: general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, inventory, time and billing, and job costing. The text is spiral bound for ease of use when working at the computer.
  • Going to the Net exercises and Internet Activities are in every chapter. This provides students more practice on the web, extra reinforcement of chapter concepts, and writing assignments. Solutions to Going to the Net exercises are provided in the Instructor's Manual, and on the Instructor's website at (
  • Each chapter end with an analysis question and an index.

To obtain an instructor login for this Online Learning Center, ask your local sales representative. If you're an instructor thinking about adopting this textbook, request a free copy for review.