Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-31-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2012
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Software for acounting


Can you help me find a software for the acounting for a small business? Something like lets me add prices and then do math operations with them easily and it can be used by old people who doesn't know about computers.
Old 05-31-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: PCLinux, Slackware
Posts: 7,298

Rep: Reputation: 1386Reputation: 1386Reputation: 1386Reputation: 1386Reputation: 1386Reputation: 1386Reputation: 1386Reputation: 1386Reputation: 1386Reputation: 1386
The link below goes to a page with a couple of options, GnuCash probably the more well known which you should be able to install from your distribution repositories. Can't give and more detail as you neglected to mention which Linux distribution if any, you are using.
Old 06-01-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: SE Tennessee, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS
Posts: 8,513
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 2955Reputation: 2955Reputation: 2955Reputation: 2955Reputation: 2955Reputation: 2955Reputation: 2955Reputation: 2955Reputation: 2955Reputation: 2955Reputation: 2955
I think that I'd buy QuickenŽ ... and if necessary, a Windows box on which to run it. (Or AccountEdgeŽ for a Mac.)

I frankly wouldn't make "Linux" the ruling-constraint here. Find the most appropriate software for the application, then purchase a computer of an appropriate configuration in which to run it. If that computer is dedicated just to that particular task, then so be it. Computers are cheap now, and a used one will do nicely.
Old 03-25-2014, 07:40 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2014
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
If you are looking for Linux accounting software, you may want to try Stansoft
Old 03-25-2014, 12:30 PM   #5
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: London
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
Posts: 4,626

Rep: Reputation: 1465Reputation: 1465Reputation: 1465Reputation: 1465Reputation: 1465Reputation: 1465Reputation: 1465Reputation: 1465Reputation: 1465Reputation: 1465
If you want something free, Gnucash is powerful enough for a small business. Any accounting software will take some time to learn, but even an accountophobe like me can manage it. (And just because your old doesn't mean you're stupid: I'm 69 and studying philosophy.) Have a look at the documentation:
Old 04-06-2014, 08:22 AM   #6
LQ Veteran
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Maryland
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,803
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 416Reputation: 416Reputation: 416Reputation: 416Reputation: 416
If they are using an outside accountant to do things like their taxes, then you really want to talk to that accountant first. Most accountants understand and use Quickbooks and will likely charge extra if they have to import data from another source (if they can do it at all).


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
proftpd traffic acounting, quota management ovidnet Linux - Server 0 03-08-2007 02:06 PM
LXer: Software reuse and DSO -- breaking the rules of embedded software development LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-20-2006 02:54 AM
acounting and billing software ali_dd15 Linux - Software 0 11-02-2005 05:41 AM
trafic acounting with iptables sqn Linux - Networking 4 01-08-2004 03:34 PM > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration