Intuit knows that good accounting takes more than a pocket calculator. The company is a leading developer of software used to manage personal finances (Quicken), small business accounting (QuickBooks), and consumer tax preparation (TurboTax).
Threat of substitute products
The main service that will be easily replace is that:
* Financial Management Solutions  brings bookkeeping capabilities and business management tools to small and mediumsized business users in an easytouse design that does not require them to be familiar with debit and credit accounting. The company's desktop software products include QuickBooks Simple Start, which provides accounting functionality suitable for very small, less complex businesses and is offered in both free and paid versions. * Employee Management Solutions  QuickBooks Payroll is a family of products sold on a subscription basis to small businesses that use QuickBooks and prepare their own payroll or want some assistance with preparing their payroll. It is also sold to accountants who use QuickBooks and help their clients manage their payrolls.
Threat of new entrants to a market
By reframing the small business market, Intuit has embarked on a new strategy of more targeted ‘right for my business’ products and services, instead of a onesizefitsall approach.
Degree of competitive rivalry
Online, TurboTax is facing increasing pressure from Tax Cut, as well as adsupported Tax ACT and other lowcost competitors. TurboTax also competes indirectly with traditional tax preparation services, such as H&R Block (HRB), JacksonHewitt, CPAs, and local momandpop accounting services. Traditional services still account for the majority of tax returns filed, despite the cost advantage of TurboTax and other DIY methods. QuickBooks is also dominant in its field, where its only real competition is Peachtree Software. Microsoft was expected to pose a threat, with its Small Business Accounting software...
...Calculator
Definition of calculator:Pronounce as “cal·cu·la·tor (Noun)” Something used for making mathematical calculations, esp. a small electronic device with a keyboard and a visual display. 


Different kinds of calculator * Basic Scientific Calculators * Advance scientific calculator * Graphic scientific calculator * Financial calculator * Other 


 HANDHELDCALCULATOR 

In the early 1970s, the daily lives of people throughout the developed world were changed profoundly by the advent of a small electronic machine that could perform basic mathematical problems much more quickly and more accurately than they could be worked out on paper. Calculators expanded the math capabilities of everyone from high school students to businessmen.The original compact calculator was the abacus, developed in China in the ninth century. The young French mathematician Blaise Pascal (16231662) invented the first adding machine in 1642, a clever device driven by gears and capable of performing mechanical addition and subtraction. The first commercially successful adding machine was developed in 1886 by William Seward Burroughs (18551898). The "Millionaire," a machine invented by Otto Steiger in 1894, was the first adding machine also capable of direct multiplication. 
The handheld pocket...
...Calculators can perform math functions quickly and easily. The most common functions are addition (+), subtraction (), multiplication (*) and division (/). Press the “=” sign to get the answer. Note that many calculators use different symbols for multiplication (x) and division (÷), and "C" for "Clear"—the erase function.
To use the calculator,
The Simple Virtual Calculator supports the following operations:
• Addition (key '+')
• Subtraction (key '')
• Multiplication (key 'X')
• Division (key '/')
Memory Operation
The calculator has one memory that can be used for storing values temporarily. To clear the memory (set it's value to 0), press the key 'MC'. To recall the value stored in memory use the key 'MR'. To add to the value in memory, press 'M+'. To subtract a value from the memory use the key 'M'.
Turn the calculator on by pressing the "On/C" button. Turn the device off by pushing the "2ndF" button and then "Off."
ON
CE.C clears the last number you entered (‘clear entry’) and turns the calculator on.
AC clears all numbers entered (‘all clear’).
This is what a calculator can look like. However, every calculator is slightly different.
Keys
÷ x + are called operation keys.
0. is the display (for the numbers you have entered
and the answer when you finish).
More function keys
These keys are called advanced...
...Calculators are a way of doing mathematical equations when used correctly. They are also a useful tool in learning mathematics. The use of calculators have only had part in the benefit of education, and with widespread availability, a full range of sizes, and a price range for any budget there should be no excuse not to own a calculator or restrict the use of calculators. Current issues with calculators have to be dealt with in order to better understand the advantage of this technology, which is the intention of this paper. Calculators should be utilized more often not only because current myths block how beneficial calculators really are but also because they create a more efficient student and easily integrated because of size and price.
Current myths about calculators are only slowing the process of the addition of calculators, which are placing students away from the real world where we are already wrapped in technology. Tests have proven calculators are useful for means of learning but because of false information, some educators and others still believe they are harmful. It is imperative that these myths be dealt with so that the truth will be known.
One myth is that calculators are used because the students are too lazy to do the computations while the calculators to do all the work. This is...
...Calculator in the Exam Room
Affordable technology is continually reducing the amount of thinking we need to do in daily life. With the widespread popularity of digital watches, for example, we do not need to know how to tell time anymore. Computers, another thought  saving device, are becoming ever more sophisticated with the advent of artificial intelligence software. Recently, technology has been creeping into the classroom. Increasingly, teachers are allowing the use of calculators in mathematics class even during examinations. Even the Educational Testing Service, publisher of the influential SAT, is bowing to the times. From the beginning of the 19931994 academic year, students have been allowed to use calculators on the SAT.
This trend has dangerous, longterm consequences. In general, students should not be allowed to use calculators during mathematical examinations. While calculators do indeed save time on lengthy or complex calculations, allowing widespread use will corrupt these very tests, lead to a faculty appreciation of exact answers, and contribute to the continuing atrophy of important mathematic skills.
Admittedly, calculators are cheap; a decent one can be purchased for less than a price of a movie ticket. Permitting their use would greatly reduce simple computational errors and allow testmakers to devote more time to important mathematical concepts rather...
...Hanna Huisman
Mr. Westman
History of the Calculator
February 18, 2013
The History of the CalculatorCalculators are used daily by many Americans around the world. For me I used my calculator daily while I am participating in my Finical Algebra class. It not only is convenient for me to use to I am able to get equations more quickly and efficiently, but also it helps me see graphs that I have created with the equations given to us.
"Calculators from Texas who?" That question was often asked during the first days of the electronic calculator industry, but as the market grew, Texas Instruments became an industry leader and a household name in homes, as well as in schools, offices and factories  around the world. In the early 1970s, the daily lives of people throughout the developed world were changed profoundly by the advent of a small electronic machine that could perform basic mathematical problems much more quickly and more accurately than they could be worked out on paper. Calculators expanded the math capabilities of everyone from high school students to businessmen. The original compact calculator was the abacus, developed in China in the ninth century. The young French mathematician Blaise Pascal invented the first adding machine in 1642, a clever device driven by gears and capable of performing mechanical addition and subtraction. The first...
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The most enchanting, aweinspiring and enhancing invention is the calculator. It is first invented by Blaise Pascal. It is a small hand device which contains lot of symmetric functions. It is a pocket tool. It works like a human brain. It is a small device and has a small brain in it. It has soft buttons attached to it. We can carry it anywhere. It has a minimum weight age. Nowadays calculators are more advanced. They may also work on the principle of solar light.
It is the most useful and advance invention in the world which makes the lives of people of easier and full of comfort. It has removed the people’s disturbance and discomfort level. We can solve any mathematical, algebraic and arithmetic expression easily on it.
Calculator is a device which makes calculations. Nowadays shopkeepers are also in touch with this device. They use it in their daily basis calculations i.e. making bills.
These days, calculators are highly rated in the lives of students. Calculators are working like their intimate friends at every moment. Studies are much difficult now. Without calculators numerical and any expression can’t be solved. We can also sort out trigonometric functions because calculators contain these functions like sine, cosine and tangent etc. Now computers have also this feature installed in them....
...governments of both developed and underdeveloped nations have become increasingly excited about the possibilities of electronic learning to deliver cost effective, easily accessible and ever current education to all ages and social backgrounds, regardless of time and geography.
The advent of computer has brought so many ideas and innovations to every human. This has really helped many businesses to grow and improve up to standard. 2000 years back when the birth of computer came to existence, many scholars has really tried to develop their own computer system, being a calculator or analytical machines. Examples of these scholars include Charles Babbage who is known as the father of computer, Blaise Pascal who developed pascal programming language, Ada Augusta, etc. And Thomas Colmal who was a calculator inventor which is the case study of this project, ie this was based on how a standard and scientific calculators can be developed with the use of the objectoriented programming language, Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 by name.
1.1 HISTORY OF COMPUTER
The history of computers starts out about some 2000 years ago, at the birth of the abacus, a wooden rack holding two horizontal wires with beads strung on them. When these beads are moved around, according to programming rules memorized by the users, all regular arithmetic problems can be done. Another important invention around the same time was the Astrolabe, which was being used...