Paciolan Systems, Inc. began as a small computer software development company specializing in ticketing for college athletics.
In its past four decades of history, the company grew, developed, and merged with other companies-- and now is once again
known as Paciolan as part of Learfield. Paciolan's role in Learfield is providing ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and
analytics solutions to athletic and entertainment events.
Paciolan's earlier history is documented in this collection of records preserved by Jane [Couch] Kleinberger, Thomas McQuade,
and other founders of the company. The records consist of administrative manuals, client contracts, industry newsletters,
financial information, and company scrapbooks providing a snapshot of a small corporation in its formative years. An early
(1989) Wyse computer terminal and keyboard are included in the collection.
Paciolan Systems was a small computer software development company cofounded by two innovative entrepreneurs, Thomas McQuade
and Cary Thomas. It was in 1980 that San Diego State called upon them as contract programmers to purchase the ticketing software
they had previously written and installed for the University of Southern California, as well as have them program accounting
modules for them. At that point, the decision was made to incorporate and name the company after the father of accounting.
Since most business accounting relies on the double-entry method, it was thought proper in naming the corporation to credit
the author of the first treatise on double-entry bookkeeping, Luca Paciola. This remarkably modern man published his work
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