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Re: [SLUG] Accounting and business software
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Accounting and business software
- From: david <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:17:25 +1000
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Jon Jermey wrote:
For general accounting I use WXBanker. I've also used KMyMoney and
Grisbi, which are both OK, but WXBanker is a bit simpler.
You will also probably need an invoicing package, and as far as I can
tell there are no good simple user-friendly invoicing packages for Linux
yet. (If anyone knows of one please tell me.)
I have trialled several packages including one with an SQL database and
a PHP interface via a web page, but it was very cumbersome and
I've been using LSMB for several years which is Postres/Perl/Web based
and is GPL. It isn't perfect but it's certainly served me much better
than MYOB did previously. I can give my accountant access and she does
her magic as required. It has quite granular access rights, which is
I'm not sure what you mean by "client management" - if you mean invoice
control, then LSMB is fine.
It's got a lot of functionality that I don't need or use such as
inventory control and POS.
It's in steady development and the mailing list is very responsive -
especially the authors addressing issues. A couple of years ago I had
some self inflicted database corruption, and the lead author logged in
from Seattle using skype and ssh and de-bugged the database for me for
$150 on 24 hours notice. Can't complain.
I now use an old shareware package from Windows called
Instant Invoice. Unfortunately it is no longer available in that form,
but you can buy their combined invoice and cashbook package from
A free 30-day trial is available.
I had some troubles with Instant Invoice in earlier versions but under
Wine with Ubuntu 10.4/Mint 9 it's been bulletproof.
On 19/09/10 23:59, elliott-brennan wrote:
I'm looking for some recommendations in relation
to accounts and client management software.
My wife is a Clin Psych.
She'd like to keep track of her money (obviously
:)) and to be able to work out who has paid and
who owes money, as well as the monies she has paid
to others, print out accounts to be paid (by
others to her) and so on. The sort of small
business stuff people usually have to do.
Can anyone recommend software they think would fit
We're presently running Kubuntu 9.10 (and better :))