[kwlug-disc] Small business FOSS (systems/accounting/payroll) packages?

Dave Cramer davec at visibleassets.com
Sun Nov 21 06:13:53 EST 2010


Have a look at xtuple. It does accounting and crm.


Dave Cramer
VP Software Development
Visible Assets Inc.
www.visibleassets.com



On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 9:14 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> Anyone know of FOSS software out there, perhaps OpenOffice (Base?) based?
>
> My volunteer organization, less than 200 volunteers, is transitioning from
> paper based to computer based systems.
>
> There is no real accounting or payroll system need, but there is a need to
> track people and the hours they volunteer. Of course, there are a myriad of
> ways in which they have 'unique' bits of information, so nothing will be
> plug and play - some customizations will be necessary. Thus, easy access to
> the underlying database structure is required.
>
> Anyone know of such FOSS software out there for small businesses that could
> serve as a base?
>
> I hate reinventing the wheel. (How many times and in how many ways can one
> do 'contacts', after all.) I'd rather leverage something else, especially
> since information may be acquired and maintained via, or reports generated
> to, the web, eventually. [If online collaboration and connectivity is a
> moving target as the 'internet' evolves, I'd rather let the package
> maintainers deal with the complexity of keeping up to date, rather than
> having to do it myself.]
>
> Arguably, perhaps?, this is a CRM or CMS, not entirely sure. Definitely it's
> small business (with salary = $0/hr for everyone).
>
> Thoughts, suggestions, search term refinements as to the nature of the
> beastie I'm searching for?
>
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