“At the beginning of the computer age (late 60’s) the firm saw the benefits that automation could provide to their clients and to the office.  They installed one of the first automated accounting systems (Monrobot), which was a punched tape to tape system that created the general ledger and financial statements from tape machines reading to electric typewriters. As technology improved the firm upgraded to a minicomputer (Basic 4), a big improvement over the old tape to tape machine.  Once this system was installed the firm was fully automated to handle all their clients accounting needs, in fact, we were the first accounting practice in the Pasadena area to be computerized.” — Rick Krost