Before write-up became a popular application, trial balance software ruled the market.The popular ATB (Accountant’s Trial Balance) is probably one of the best-known accountant-oriented applications ever created, even years after it ceased to be marketed.

As computers became ubiquitous in accounting practices, the focus shifted from trial balance to write-up. Still, while not as popular with accountants as in its heyday, trial balance software continues to sell, and deserves a place in the toolkit of many accountants, even if they also use write-up software.

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