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Business Applications Museum or Business Solutions Museum is a central point for history of all business software around the world. We want to save this short history from oblivion. But although the history of business applications is really short, sometimes we take a lot of functionalities and systems for granted as we don't remember how everything started.

In the earliest days of white-collar business automation, large mainframe computers were used to tackle the most tedious jobs, like bank cheque clearing and factory accounting. Factory accounting software was among the most popular of early business software tools, and included the automation of general ledgers, fixed assets inventory ledgers, cost accounting ledgers, accounts receivable ledgers, and accounts payable ledgers (including payroll, life insurance, health insurance, federal and state insurance and retirement). The early use of software to replace manual white-collar labor was extremely profitable, and caused a radical shift in white-collar labor. One computer might easily replace 100 white-collar 'pencil pushers', and the computer would not require any health or retirement benefits.[1] It was an early stage of business software history, but lets continue with different topics using our museum.

From here you can go directly through a few different museums:

You can start with participation right now as a reader or as an author (creating new topics or adding additional details or images to existing topics). WELCOME!

Keep in mind that topics are not always straight forward as some of the are cross-topics.


  1. "Business Software". CIO Wiki.