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Old 11-11-2007, 11:52 PM   #1
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Linux invoice software again?!


Hi all,
This issue has been posted before in LQ, but I have not found satisfactory answers.

Does anyone know about good invoicing software?

I think web based invoicing is risky. I have not actually used web based invoicing software however, if the website goes out of business, I would be in trouble.

I am not looking for accounting software either.

What I am looking for is a simple billing program:
1. I select from a list of clients. Insert them into a billing document.
2.List my services and cost for the work performed.
3. Each invoice is auto numbered.

I looked into open office but know nothing about macros.

Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
 
Old 11-12-2007, 05:34 AM   #2
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Invoicing software

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Hi all,
What I am looking for is a simple billing program:
1. I select from a list of clients. Insert them into a billing document.
2.List my services and cost for the work performed.
3. Each invoice is auto numbered.

I looked into open office but know nothing about macros.

Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks
Hi, I would recommmend looking at the osfinancials package, or if thats too complex, GnuCash has evolved from a simple personal finance package to a mini-accounting tool.

Good luck.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 10:41 PM   #3
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Hey
Thanks for the response.
I followed your recommendation and looked into osfinancials.

However FYI it is a windows program.
You need wine to run the program in linux. After taking some time to read the forums, it appears that there are lots of problems getting it to work. It also appears that there are printing problems when using with wine.

Ill look into your other suggestion.
 
Old 11-13-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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so you just want to manually create an invoice, no accounting or tracking software at all ? OpenOffice Invoice template.. http://smalldataproblem.org/ooextras/downloads/english/


How weird. ALL the billing applications I've found for Linux are Web based applications, meaning you will need to setup a webserver and database on your PC, and install the application on it. on the bright side it will be easy to use from any other PC in your office

Web based Billing and invoice tracking
http://www.billing-software.us/

Ebills
http://ebills.sourceforge.net/

Free Net billing
http://www.freenetbilling.net/index.html

Simple invoices
http://www.simpleinvoices.org/

http://www.aplusbill.com/

http://www.inverseflow.com/products/billing/index.php - commercial

http://www.ezinvoiceinc.com/ - commercial
 
Old 11-14-2007, 03:31 AM   #5
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Cool

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Hey
Thanks for the response.
I followed your recommendation and looked into osfinancials.

However FYI it is a windows program.
You need wine to run the program in linux. After taking some time to read the forums, it appears that there are lots of problems getting it to work. It also appears that there are printing problems when using with wine.

Ill look into your other suggestion.
My apologies, I use Windows for accounting and trivial office stuff and Linux for everything important

Gnucash was however originally developed for Linux (as you may derive from the name), so it should be much easier to work with ..

Farslayer, GNUCash should be an exception to the rule, it runs as a standalone using just GTK for GUI rendering.

WebERP is another reputable package that is quite easy to work with, but it also requires both a client and a server with DB.

BR,
Hans
 
Old 11-14-2007, 07:22 AM   #6
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He asked for Invoicing/Billing software only and specifically stated he did not want accounting software, which is why I didn't mention Gnu Cash. If it's full blown double entry accounting software that is needed, then I have an entirely different list for a response to that question

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