Need Open source accounting software.


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John Culleton

Before I expend too much time/energy on any of the Open Source Linux
based
small business accounting packages I would like suggestions from users
with reference to the following points:

1. Ease of installation (minimal "missing package" hell.)
2. Free documentation as well as software.
3. Ablity to use e.g., Mysql or Mdbms (Marty's DBMS) instead of Oracle
or
Postgresql.
4. Maturity
5. document generators.
6. Range of accounting features.
I have heard of:

SQL-Ledger
Kontor
Nola

Are there others that are to be taken seriously?

What I don't need is web access, multiple remote users, BOM. These are
OK,
I just don't need them.

All replies appreciated.

John Culleton
 
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Christopher Browne

After takin a swig o' Arrakan spice grog, (e-mail address removed) (John Culleton) belched out...:
Before I expend too much time/energy on any of the Open Source Linux
based
small business accounting packages I would like suggestions from users
with reference to the following points:

1. Ease of installation (minimal "missing package" hell.)
2. Free documentation as well as software.
3. Ablity to use e.g., Mysql or Mdbms (Marty's DBMS) instead of Oracle
or
Postgresql.
4. Maturity
5. document generators.
6. Range of accounting features.
I have heard of:

SQL-Ledger
Kontor
Nola
SQL-Ledger has no ability to use databases other than Oracle or
PostgreSQL (though I seem to recall it having been used with Sybase).

Kontor's core components are customer, order, invoice and stock
management, which conspicuously *doesn't* include "core" accounting
features such as the General Ledger. It suffers from "Java
application hell", and I don't think it works with either MySQL or
Oracle.

NOLA is NO Longer being maintained, and only ever worked with MySQL,
which would seem to add up to it being a bad choice.
Are there others that are to be taken seriously?
There are others; I'm not sure any can readily be "taken seriously"
except by those willing to expend significant development effort on
them...
 
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SBT Bill

Don't know how they would work on Linx as all these are VFP (Visual FoxPro)
packages but ACCPAC source (Vision Point and PRO) and Accountmate are full
featured accounting packages that come with source code. They are not cheap.

Bill Couture
 
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Christopher Browne

Martha Stewart called it a Good Thing (e-mail address removed) (SBT Bill)wrote:
Don't know how they would work on Linx as all these are VFP (Visual FoxPro)
packages but ACCPAC source (Vision Point and PRO) and Accountmate are full
featured accounting packages that come with source code. They are not cheap.
If they do not satisfy the Open Source Definition, then they aren't
considered "Open Source."
<http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php>

The mere availability of source code does not satisfy the
definition...
 
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SBT Bill

What open source has to run on Linex? The products are fully documented retail
packages. Vision Point probably has more programmers trained in its code then
anything else.

If you want to have modifiable software these 3 are the top of the line.
Nothing is going to be better.

Bill Couture
 

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