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Old 04-24-2003, 10:03 AM   #1
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Accounting software package suggestions needed


Here is some background, I work for a company that sells big trucks and equipment to municipal and contractor markets. We also sell replacement parts and maintain inventory in multiple locations as well as having 2 service department facilities and mobile service technicians.

We are currently using an accounting package from the early 90's that runs on a unix/risc server, the package is called profitool if anybody is familiar. The system is beyond is useful lifespan and needs to be replaced. I am trying to push the virtues of staying away from a windows package, so I am researching options for a package that runs on a Linux platform. All of our terminals are however Win2k based and will remain so.

I have many requirements for the new package that are too numerous to list but if there is anybody here that is in a similar industry that could suggest any accounting packages that I should look into I would appreciate it. We need something with excellent support and hopefully need to remain in the $50k-$75k range for the software and hardware.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 11:07 AM   #2
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If you don't get any responses, you might try a Google search. You might get an idea of what is available.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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I've been in the same boat for a while. I'm an accountant and I hate the "dummied up" approach of most of the Windows-based accounting packages. I've been trying new packages for years now, with no luck.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you anything about what's available for linux, because I just don't know. I'd be very interested in trying anything you hear about, though.

However, I suspect, as is the case in the Windows environment, that my dream of writing an accounting software package for linux may one day come true, and will hopefully be needed.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 04:20 PM   #4
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I haven't used them and can't tell you first-hand, but in addition to the Google search you might want to try http://www.findaccountingsoftware.com
 
Old 04-24-2003, 04:27 PM   #5
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I haven't used them and can't tell you first-hand, but in addition to the Google search you might want to try http://www.findaccountingsoftware.com
Wow! Thanks!!
 
Old 04-27-2003, 08:41 PM   #6
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GNUcash: http://www.gnucash.org/

GnoFin: http://gnofin.sourceforge.net

Kmymoney: http://kmymoney2.sourceforge.net

Grisbi: http://www.grisbi.org

Hansa Business Solutions. [Prop]: http://www.hansaworld.com/

Kalculate. [Prop]: http://kalculate.com

All taken from: http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/

Hopefully one of them might be of use. If not, you could always consider CrossOver Office. Do they support any accounting apps? It'd be worth checking out.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:08 PM   #7
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Not having tried/reviewed any of them,but
always happy with freshmeat ;)

A few mature linux packages:
http://freshmeat.net/browse/76/?topi...ilter=201%2C12

A few stable/prodcution level ones:
http://freshmeat.net/browse/76/?filt...id=76&orderby=

If you don't like my criteria, play with them ;)

Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 04-27-2003 at 09:09 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:20 PM   #8
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Accpac International www.accpac.com has some good products. They sell via authorized re-sellers. A list of re-sellers is available on their site.

Their products started out as a Windows only, but now support Linux. The product will work using IBM's DB2 or Pervasive Software's Pervasive.SQL as the database backend. Pervasive's site is www.pervasive.com

I have installed it in the following environment:

Linux server running Samba.
Windows based clients.
Pervasive.SQL loaded on the Linux server.

Here is a link to one of their Linux success stories http://www.accpac.com/products/epos/

BTW make sure that you clearly and completely define your accounting requirements before you choose a software. Too many companies buy the software then find out that it cannot do something that is essential to their business.
 
  


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