Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2003, 10:03 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2002
Location: Kansas City
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2 and a couple of RH7.3 Apache servers
Posts: 153

Rep: Reputation: 30
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
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: The next brick house on the right.
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.04
Posts: 668

Rep: Reputation: 31
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
Sadie Newlinux
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1
Posts: 112

Rep: Reputation: 15
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
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: Mandrake 10.x
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
I haven't used them and can't tell you first-hand, but in addition to the Google search you might want to try
Old 04-24-2003, 04:27 PM   #5
Sadie Newlinux
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1
Posts: 112

Rep: Reputation: 15
Originally posted by fbennett
I haven't used them and can't tell you first-hand, but in addition to the Google search you might want to try
Wow! Thanks!!
Old 04-27-2003, 08:41 PM   #6
Obi Perrin
Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 136

Rep: Reputation: 15




Hansa Business Solutions. [Prop]:

Kalculate. [Prop]:

All taken from:

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
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
Not having tried/reviewed any of them,but
always happy with freshmeat ;)

A few mature linux packages:

A few stable/prodcution level ones:

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


Last edited by Tinkster; 04-27-2003 at 09:09 PM.
Old 04-27-2003, 09:20 PM   #8
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Posts: 444

Rep: Reputation: 41
Accpac International 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

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

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.


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
Suggestions needed for software for Schools! kemplej Linux - Software 11 10-06-2004 08:33 AM
Suggestions needed for Conference Software kemplej Linux - Software 0 07-27-2004 10:39 PM
accounting package that works with linux shamz Linux - Software 4 08-29-2003 05:17 PM
Accounting software. DiBosco Linux - Software 2 06-04-2003 06:17 PM
Suggestions for an accounting package please forcfed Linux - Software 0 05-29-2002 12:56 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 AM.

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