Systems can allow bookkeepers to keep more detailed

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systems can allow bookkeepers to keep more detailed records for each transaction as well, which may prove useful after much time has passed and old records need to be looked up again (Vitez, n.d.). A disadvantage to the traditional accounting system lies in the accuracy of the records. Human error can occur in the accounting process, which would throw off all ledgers and balances. Finding the error after some time may prove difficult as well, as the accountants would have to retrace every single step back to the incorrect input. Computerized accounting systems provide a much more accurate record-keeping process. Accounting applications are programmed to sift through all records being inputted and verify the information is correct. It minimizes human error and shows correct information down to the cent. Computerized accounting systems also have the benefit of speed. Whereas traditional accounting systems would consume more time to record all transactions and produce ledgers and financial statements, computerized systems could compose these reports in a matter of seconds (Shakner, n.d.). One disadvantage to the computerized accounting system is the cost of operations. The
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