KISS System Overview

K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple Software


Hardware Requirements

The KISS Business Accounting System is designed to run on DOS Versions 3.1 or higher. KISS also runs as a MsDos task under Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP. The Network version will run on Win 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP, Novell or any NetBios compatible equivalent. For networking, locking is at the record level allowing file sharing for multiple users.

Disk space requiremets for programs are 1-4Mb depending on the number of applications. Data file space varys according to user requirements but 10-40Mb available is usually sufficient for most users.

Programs require only the memory used for a MSDOS task. Requirements for printing are any 80 column (or more) printer with condensed print capability. Printers may be dot matrix continous feed (Epson compatible), or any inkjet or laser printers that have DOS drivers and are LaserJet III or IV compatible. A mouse is not used.


The KISS system uses easy to read menus, allowing highlighting or keying the desired options. More specific prompts are requested at the bottom of the screen with all possible answers displayed. All master screens such as the customer master, vendor master, etc., are displayed as full screens, with data entry/editing done in place at the field location on the screen. Use of the edit and arrow keys are provided.

One of the most powerful features is the 'List to the Screen' option used throughout the system whenever a prompt requires an answer that is in a table or master file, such as a vendor number, G/L account number, or a part number. This feature allows starting in the middle of the list, and also searching for specific data such as a partial description or name. Selected items are displayed as a list on the screen, allowing the operator to highlight the desired line for selection.

The KISS accounting applications are General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and the Multi-state Payroll. Also Inventory with B/M, Order Entry/Invoicing with optional Point of Sale, Purchase Orders, Job Cost, Crop Cost, and Mailing Lists are also available. All applications will run standalone, or integrate in any combination. All cross-application posting is performed on line at the time of the operation, except for O/E which batch posts the G/L. Job Cost and Crop Cost are also batched posted.

A Report Writer module is furnished with each system. It provides for economical customized reports written by KISS Development. It has a Quick Report feature that allows the user to run reports on any master or transaction file. It is utilized by selecting the desired file, then selecting the fields to print from a displayed layout. Comprehensive selection and sorting on any field in the file may also be specified.

Each system is provided with a Utilities module containing file management routines, backup and restore option, a file checker/fixer and a text editor. Other standard features include a Password Security system, Hot Key DOS commands, Hot Key printer commands, a Hot Key on-screen calculator, a Reminder system for anniversaries and appointments, and a loan amortization program.

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