[kwlug-disc] small biz accounting packages on linux

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Dec 9 21:51:31 EST 2009


Seems to me I've come across web based accounting solutions. Is that 
at all reasonable / viable for you? t'would presumably be 
cross-platform for you.

Insurance Squared Inc. wrote, On 12/09/2009 11:42 AM:
> I'm spending  the morning (day?) trying to rebuild my wife's business 
> computer on which windows is giving some bizarre errors.  Assuming I can 
> get the thing to boot, the first thing I'm going to do is get a current 
> snapshot of all the data, then I'm putting her on linux.
> 
> Now, the only app she's running that requires windows is our business 
> accounting software.  We're using MYOB (precursor to Quickbooks).  It 
> seems like it may be a fortuitous time time move that over to linux as 
> well.  I may end up running wine or virtualbox to get myob running on 
> linux - but has anyone run decent linux accounting software lately?  
> Something comparable to quickbooks?  Something that will handle a small 
> business realistically, with lots of invoicing, bank statements, 
> payroll, multiple currencies, and so on?  Last  I looked a couple of 
> years ago everything seemed to have substantial flaws.



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