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tophee



Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:38 am
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Accountancy software recommendations Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

I was wondering if anyone can help me with an issue.

I've just started a small business and ideally would like to have open source accountancy software that works and observes the proper standards. I am doing this legit - Company number, VAT registered (am a Limited company) and will have employees (eventually). So, it needs to do the business as it were: Invocing, payrole, tax returns, etc.

Had a quick search around this morning and didn't find anything very recent. Can anyone recommend me a package to explore? Most reviews online seem quite dated.

I know that many small businesses use Sage which doesn't run on linux and isn't cheap. Especially as would have to go back to windows, which I don't want. Ideally it'd be able to work with some sort of cloud storage as my partner and I want a virtual office.

Any suggestions, thoughts or wild conjecture greatfully recieved. Actually wild conjecture won't be... but everything else.

Cheers

Chris


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pastychomper



Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:54 am
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gnucash is one of the older projects out there, but still going strong and the only one I've used in anger (unless you count Gnumeric et al Wink ). I can heartily recommend it for individual use and it looks to me like it would fit the bill for a small business. At least, it has invoicing, a payroll module and some kind of tax support, but I've never used those features so this probably counts as, at least, feral conjecture.
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tophee



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@pastychomper - Thanks for that. Gnucash was one of the names I turned up, but I couldn't find any recent comments about it.

I'll install it onto my ubuntu box later and see how it looks.

Anyone else... ?
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nordle
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used homebank for my personal finances. It's not suited for business though.....maybe thats unfair, have a look and see.

Also.
I have installed this, but didn't require all its features.
http://www.linuxcanada.com/quasar.shtml

No experiencing of these.
http://www.sql-ledger.com/

http://www.ledgersmb.org/

http://www.linuxledgers.com/
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johnhudson
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gnucash is part of the furniture. It possesses a wide range of options, including payroll management, that should be more than enough for any small business but the learning curve is a bit steeper than other applications.

I recommended it to a Windows user with imited computer experience and she is detighted with it as it has all the sophisticated things she wants built in - unlike all the other options she looked at.
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tophee



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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your replies... I didn't get much chance to get near a computer, so apologies for the late response. But I'll explore GnuCash first.

Much appreciated.
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