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This course provides an overview of the accounting for software, including both internal-use software as well as software that will be sold to third parties. The accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements related to software depends on the nature of the software, and whether it will be used internally by an entity or will be marketed to its customers. For internal-use software, the guidance is prescribed by ASC Topic 350-40. On the other hand, the guidance related to software to be marketed and sold is prescribed by ASC Topic 985-20.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

8 CoursesGAAP Hot Topics - What You Need to Know

  1. GAAP Hot Topics - What You Need to Know Chapter 1: Accounting for Business Combinations (Text Based Course)
  2. GAAP Hot Topics - What You Need to Know Chapter 2: Revenue Recognition (Text Based Course)
  3. GAAP Hot Topics - What You Need to Know Chapter 3: Lease Transactions (Text Based Course)
  4. GAAP Hot Topics - What You Need to Know Chapter 4: Goodwill Impairment (Text Based Course)
  5. GAAP Hot Topics - What You Need to Know Chapter 5: Segment Reporting (Text Based Course)
  6. GAAP Hot Topics - What You Need to Know Chapter 6: Accounting for Software (Text Based Course)
  7. GAAP Hot Topics - What You Need to Know Chapter 7: Accounting Changes & Error Corrections (Text Based Course)
  8. GAAP Hot Topics - What You Need to Know Chapter 8: Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Text Based Course)

Learning Objectives

  • Discover and distinguish between software that is considered internal-use and not considered internal-use.
  • Recognize how implementation costs are accounted for in various stages of software development.
  • Identify when capitalization and amortization should commence.
  • Recognize how implementation costs of hosting arrangements are accounted for differently.
  • Recognize software that is within the scope of ASC Topic 985-20.
  • Identify how software costs are recorded prior to and after establishing technological feasibility.
  • Recognize how amortization is recorded for capitalized software costs.
  • Identify general disclosure requirements related to software for resale.
Last updated/reviewed: July 06, 2022

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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