This computer program
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TECA is a computer application designed to manage Project Accounting according to the Dual-Entry Accounting Method of Debit and Credit. TECA comprises over hundred program screens and as many help screens, and it generates almost as many various reports. Presently TECA computer program is available in four (4) versions. Versions #1 and #2 are provided with the Generic Version of MS Access that does not need any MS Access version to be present on the user computer. Version #1 runs under the operating system MS WINDOWS-XP, and Version #2 under MS WINDOWS-7 (wide-screen format). Versions #3 and #4 run also under the operating system MS WINDOWS-7 (wide-screen format), but Version #3 requires presence of MS ACCESS 2000 on the computer, and Version #4 needs MS ACCESS 2002.
TECA can be installed as the single-user application, with all databases residing on the Userís computer. If a network exists, the program can be configured as the multi-user application, where the TECA program copy resides on each Client computer, and the databases of various projects reside on the server; see the adjacent FIGURE.
The TECA software is not subjected to copyrights, and the source code of TECA is supplied with the program. The author of TECA (who is also the author of this book) offers his computer program freely, as the companion to his book. However, the author declines any responsibility for any problems, inclusive financial losses, that could occur from using the TECA computer program in the supplied form or otherwise. Users who purchased the book are allowed to make any modification to the source code, but at their own responsibility. If you wish to make any modifications to the TECA computer program source code, you must already own MsAccess97 or MsAccess2000, where MsAccess97applies to Versions #1 and #2, and MsAccess2000 to Version #3, and MsAccess2002 to Version #4. The good reason for modifications may be the need to revise the text on the program screens and reports (e.g. from English to Chinese, or to German, or to Russian).
TECA computer program was written in the language known as Visual Basic for Applications, using MS Access databases. The required disk space requirement is approximately 100 MB, inclusive of all supplied database and auxiliary files. Any project's TECA database can grow from 0.1 MB to 32 MB or more, depending on the number of Cost Activities, Project Periods, and Project Participants. All HELP SCREENS were created using the software named ForeHelp3, published by firm FOREFRONT Incorporated, and the help screen text was taken from Part IV of the book. To edit the help screens, the FOREFRONT software would be required.
For instructions on how to install the TECA computer program, click here.
Click here to see Main Menu screen
Click here to see Code of Accounts Listing Screen and Report