Early Accounting Systems
In 1974, industry pioneer Denny Kiyohara started an accounting service and focused on body shops. The only shops that were anywhere near organized enough to use his services were dealership body shops, used to shuffling a lot of paper and tracking numbers. Seeing a need, Kiyohara developed the first computerized accounting system for body shops; the Automotive Repair Management System, better known as ARMS. Eventually, he created a computer system to handle what had previously been done on spread sheets.