Open source accounting

Asked by Allen on 2011-04-16

Is there an open source program that can replace Intuit's "Quick Books"?

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Todd A. Jacobs
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Perhaps GnuCash would do what you need (http://gnucash.org/). In Ubuntu, GnuCash is provided by the package gnucash, which can be installed in the Software Center.

Best Todd A. Jacobs (codegnome) said : #2

$ apt-cache search sql ledger
eekboek - Bookkeeping software for small and medium-size businesses
sql-ledger - A web based double-entry accounting program

Todd A. Jacobs (codegnome) said : #3

Also, expanding the search terms yields some other interesting results, such as:

$ apt-cache search ledger
eekboek - Bookkeeping software for small and medium-size businesses
frontaccounting - web-based double-entry accounting and ERP program
knowledgeroot - web-based knowledgebase system
ledger - command-line double-entry accounting program
sql-ledger - A web based double-entry accounting program
tryton-modules-account - Tryton Application Platform (Financial and Accounting Module)

FrontAccounting looks particularly interesting, if you need full ERP. You can check out some screenshots here:

    http://frontaccounting.com/

The only one I've personally used is GnuCash, though, so you may have to experiment a bit to see which one fits your needs best.

Todd A. Jacobs (codegnome) said : #4

Also, expanding the search terms yields some other interesting results, such as:

$ apt-cache search ledger
eekboek - Bookkeeping software for small and medium-size businesses
frontaccounting - web-based double-entry accounting and ERP program
knowledgeroot - web-based knowledgebase system
ledger - command-line double-entry accounting program
sql-ledger - A web based double-entry accounting program
tryton-modules-account - Tryton Application Platform (Financial and Accounting Module)

FrontAccounting looks particularly interesting, if you need full ERP. You can check out some screenshots here:

    http://frontaccounting.com/

The only one I've personally used is GnuCash, though, so you may have to experiment a bit to see which one fits your needs best.

mycae (mycae) said : #5

I am not an accountant, so I don't know what your requirements might be, but this might be worth a look

https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Accounting

Allen (allenwg2005) said : #6

Thanks to everyone for your help.