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  1. #1
    Harv NNTP User

    Default budgeting software

    Looking for a better tool than spreadsheets to manage our family budget.  

    I've done some digging on SourceForge for a package that would work on our
    home network / intranet.  

    Looking for the following:

    operating system - Linux ... I plan to install the app in a VM

    open database - MySQL or PostgreSQL

    user interface - browser based for easy access & usable by non-CPA types

    capabilities
    - capture account transactions (hopfully by importing a .csv file)
    - generate spending reports with graphs
    - budget projections with graphs  

    Maybe there is some other feature that I'm over looking here ... open to
    suggestions.  

    GnuCash doesn't meet the above requirements.

    TIA


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    Default Re: budgeting software

    You have very high requirements for a family budget; I manage both my family and my business budget with much less demanding requirements and entirely to my accountant's satisfaction. You should probably start with Comparison of accounting software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  3. #3
    Harv NNTP User

    Default Re: budgeting software


    > You have very high requirements for a family budget; I manage both my
    > family and my business budget with much less demanding requirements and
    > entirely to my accountant's satisfaction. You should probably start with
    > 'Comparison of accounting software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
    > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...nting_software)


    Thanks for the feedback. This comparison page is providing me a great place
    to start.

    I did find two possible solutions.

    http://www.ledgersmb.org/ ... looks decent, but there has not been any news
    in over a year, plus after reading this
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LedgerSMB I have some reservations.

    NolaPro might have been an option except that it only works on Windows.

    PostBooks looks good & is highly regarded on SourceForge, but it may be
    overkill.



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    Default Re: budgeting software

    Sorry - looks like the Wikipedia page is out of date.

    Nola Pro does run on Linus: Accounting & Business Software | Free Web-Based NolaPro

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