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    Can anyone recommend any good packages of this type?

    Something like gnucash doesn't really cover it as it's geared towards personal finance whereas I'm looking for something that can be used to keep accounts for a few small businesses

    In the windoze world I've used sage (not for a number of years though) and quickbooks, something along the lines of sage is overkill for what I do these days, I don't need payroll, just something to handle general book keeping and preferably generate end of year statements such as profit & loss, balance sheets etc

    Thanks, Rune

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    Moving thread from Applications to Looking for Something forum.

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    Default Re: Accounting/Book-keeping Software

    Quote Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
    Can anyone recommend any good packages of this type?

    Something like gnucash doesn't really cover it as it's geared towards personal finance whereas I'm looking for something that can be used to keep accounts for a few small businesses

    In the windoze world I've used sage (not for a number of years though) and quickbooks, something along the lines of sage is overkill for what I do these days, I don't need payroll, just something to handle general book keeping and preferably generate end of year statements such as profit & loss, balance sheets etc

    Thanks, Rune
    Move complete.

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    If it's any help, I found this in a quick google search.

    Linux Accounting and Bookkeeping, accounting software for computers running Linux

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    Apologies for that 69_rs_ss, I must've been half asleep

    Thanks for the link ase1590, what I was really hoping for though is anyone that might have tried a couple of packages for themselves and so could give recommenations based on their own experiences

    Also, I should probably have mentioned that I need something that can preferably deal with uk vat and possibly also tax

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    i can't recommend one because i can keep up with _my_ money by just
    looking in my wallet to see if i have any... :-(

    but there are 58 pages of free/open source software packages which pop
    up if you search on the terms
    accounting book-keeping
    at the wellspring of all that is good http://sourceforge.net :-)

    browse through the pages and see if one looks like it might fit your
    needs....and, if it does (after you are happy) be a good neighbor and
    drop some change (folding size) in the maker's hat to encourage him to
    keep his nose to the grindstone, see:

    http://tinyurl.com/6f5had

    oh, and google returns 88,000 hits for this search string
    opensource Accounting Book-keeping linux
    i can't recommend any of them either..

    good luck, and happy hunting (and, maybe you get lucky and someone WITH
    money reads your note here and gives you the great pointer you seek!)

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    A Texan in Denmark

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    Ecky wrote:

    >
    > Apologies for that 69_rs_ss, I must've been half asleep
    >
    > Thanks for the link ase1590, what I was really hoping for though is
    > anyone that might have tried a couple of packages for themselves and so
    > could give recommenations based on their own experiences
    >
    > Also, I should probably have mentioned that I need something that can
    > preferably deal with uk vat and possibly also tax
    >
    >


    There is a program called "Quasar Accounting" at
    http://www.linuxcanada.com/quasar.shtml

    I've set it up and used it for a while, VERY comprehensive system, handles the
    accounting, even payroll, receipts and more.

    It's free, you pay for support essentially. Sourcecode is provided, if you
    need it.

    I'm a one-girl business, so this was serious overkill for me, but it works
    quite well, is compatible with just about every OS. It uses a central
    server, with client programs to access it, also web interfaces.

    Well, that's my $0.02 (not adjusted for inflation)

    Loni

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    i can't recommend one because i can keep up with _my_ money by just
    looking in my wallet to see if i have any... :-(
    Me too DenverD unfortunately ... but it's OTHER people's money I'm wanting to keep track of

    As things are I'm firing up a windows vm whenever I want to work on someone's accounts, as time has gone on I need a windows for less and less tasks, both on the work side of things and the personal, it's down to 2 or 3 now

    I should be able to completely do away with windows (yay) and use suse for everything, been using suse to an ever increasing degree for about 2 years now

    If I can find accounting software that's fairly similar to what I'm used to (by definition all acounting software will have similarities to some degree I know), then that takes me very close to being able to completely ditch windoze

    And I was hoping to avoid trawling through and installing/trying/uninstalling 88,000 packages in order to find something suitable! I only wish I had that much free time

    (just get my head round video editing in linux and getting subdomains working in apache then ,,, but those are for other threads)


    lornix thanks for the link there

    I noticed you put $0.02 instead of how we'd put it in the uk (two penn'orth) and it is canadian software, do you know whether quasar can handle things like uk vat by any chance? Looked on the site but couldn't see anything on that, I suspect it doesn't

    In the meantime I've found one called jalia to try that says it can ... so far though I've only gotten as far as setting up the postgresql server it requires, something I've never done before

    Rune

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    Ecky wrote:

    >
    > DenverD;1836005 Wrote:
    >> i can't recommend one because i can keep up with _my_ money by just
    >> looking in my wallet to see if i have any... :-(
    >>

    >
    > Me too DenverD unfortunately ... but it's OTHER people's money I'm
    > wanting to keep track of
    >
    > As things are I'm firing up a windows vm whenever I want to work on
    > someone's accounts, as time has gone on I need a windows for less and
    > less tasks, both on the work side of things and the personal, it's down
    > to 2 or 3 now
    >
    > I should be able to completely do away with windows (yay) and use suse
    > for everything, been using suse to an ever increasing degree for about
    > 2 years now
    >
    > If I can find accounting software that's fairly similar to what I'm
    > used to (by definition all acounting software will have similarities to
    > some degree I know), then that takes me very close to being able to
    > completely ditch windoze
    >
    > And I was hoping to avoid trawling through and
    > installing/trying/uninstalling 88,000 packages in order to find
    > something suitable! I only wish I had that much free time
    >
    > (just get my head round video editing in linux and getting subdomains
    > working in apache then ,,, but those are for other threads)
    >
    >
    > lornix thanks for the link there
    >
    > I noticed you put $0.02 instead of how we'd put it in the uk (two
    > penn'orth) and it is canadian software, do you know whether quasar can
    > handle things like uk vat by any chance? Looked on the site but
    > couldn't see anything on that, I suspect it doesn't
    >
    > In the meantime I've found one called jalia to try that says it can ...
    > so far though I've only gotten as far as setting up the postgresql
    > server it requires, something I've never done before
    >
    > Rune
    >
    >


    UK.... wouldn't it be Tuppence? (Used to live in Bicester)

    Quasar has a LOT of options... and I'll admit to limited Accounting knowledge,
    so some had me digging for some accounting references. It's quite likely
    it'll handle VAT. No, I don't know for sure.

    And see how much you're learning now? Setting up Postgresql (always sounded
    like postgristle to me!)

    MySQL, MSQL, MSSQL, Oracle, dbd... so many databases to play with! So many to
    learn!

    Have fun.

    Loni


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    i've been using gnucash to track my personal finances & small cash based businesses. it works great for me but i have not really got into using the vendors,accounts payables, and any check printing. the repots are a bit tough to customize but they can easily be exported to html for input into a spreadsheet.

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