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E-accounting or online accounting, is the application of online and Internet technologies to the business accounting function.[1] Similar to e-mail being an electronic version of traditional mail, e-accounting is "electronic enablement" of lawful accounting and traceable accounting processes which were traditionally manual and paper-based.

E-accounting involves performing regular accounting functions, accounting research and the accounting training and education through various computer based /internet based accounting tools such as digital tool kits, various internet resources, international web-based materials, institute and company databases which are internet based, web links, internet based accounting software and electronic financial spreadsheet tools to provide efficient decision making.

Online accounting through a web application is typically based on a simple monthly charge and zero-administration approach to help businesses concentrate on core activities and avoid the hidden costs associated with traditional accounting software such as installation, upgrades, exchanging data files, backup and disaster recovery.

E-accounting does not have a standard definition but merely refers to the changes in accounting due to computing and networking technologies.[2] Most e-accounting services are offered as SaaS (Software-as-a-service).



  1. ^ Güney, Aysel (7 October 2014). "Role of Technology in Accounting and E-accounting". Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 152: 852–855. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.09.333. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ Deshmukh, Idea Group, 2006

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