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Re: [SLUG] Accounts System - Reccomendations
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Accounts System - Reccomendations
- From: Taryn East <slug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 15:15:02 +1100
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* Lyle Chapman <lyle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> spake thus:
> I was wondering if anyone here could help out with some advice.
> The company I work for is looking at implementing some new open
> source accounting software called SQL Ledger, has anyone heard of
> this program and if so is it good, bad indifferent etc.
I've been using it now since August and have found it pretty good. It
took me a while to get my head around the procedures involved - but that
no doubt has a lot to do with the fact that I have never studied
accounting and was learning the basics as I went along.
You have to pay for the doco which I'd say is a reasonable way for him
to earn a little money from all his efforts - though I have to say that
I wasn't as impressed by the doco as I could wish to be... it's more
along the lines of "here is Form X, it has these fields which can be
filled in with these values" rather than what I was hoping for which was
"so you want to purchase some more floor stock for your company... start
by creating the parts in inventory, then create a vendor and a purchase
order... etc etc". That sort of procedural stuff I basically had to
google for clues... but I seem to have worked out the kinks in my own
I tend to find that if you leave the system up and running for more than
a day or so it can start to do some odd things (like calculate GST
wierdly) but that fixes itself when you close the browser and reopen...
and maybe it's been fixed in the more recent version (haven't gotten
around to upgrading it yet).
I'm also not at all sure how to set it up to *not* charge somebody GST
when you're selling something to somebody overseas and your prices all
automatically include GST. I've tried setting that customer up with "GST
refund" and "tax included" but that doesn't seem to work...
anybody have any ideas?
otherwise it's pretty good. I'd still recommend the doco even though it
doesn't have everything I would have expected... even if only because
it's a damn nice piece of software for free - and the doco costs
significantly less than a commercial copy of, say, quickBooks or MYOB...
IMO it's worth it just for that, but it does help you if you're really
not sure what a field is supposed to be for. It just doesn't help you if
you know you've got to do some particular thing... but don't know
how/where in the system to do it.
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