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Old 10-18-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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GnuCash, KMyMoney - basic, basic questions - please help if you can.

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Old 10-18-2008, 06:30 AM   #2
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You can make it elaborate or simple depending on your needs. If you are going to use this to keep track of what they have paid or owe you may want a little more than an accounts receivable, such as accounts payable, etc. You may want to keep a record on any expenses such as outside labor, items such as parts, etc. I suggest making a list of what you want it to do and we will try and help from there.
Old 10-18-2008, 06:58 AM   #3
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* it will be a few hours before I can check this thread, I need to crash..

Here is what I want to be able to do:

1. Invoice my customers monthly
2. Account for their payments
3. Basic business expenses: I keep track of miles, not gas. I have to pay one vendor a monthly fee which varies in its amount. I have car Insurance and occasional supplies. I can write off some of my house payment, internet, phone and the like. Ultimately, I would like to be able to handle all of these things, but I need to get invoicing going. I have been using quickbooks online which I want to migrate away from. I want to import the data from this online quickbooks into a trial version of quickbooks Pro which resides on my computer (installed as opposed to online) and then import that data into GnuCash and/or KmyMoney from the installed quickbooks.

In addition to keeping track of these things I need to be able to get this information in a format that my accountant can handle. I don't know if he has ever heard of Linux. I prefer GnuCash to KMyMoney without using either because I can use GnuCash in Windows as well as in Linux.


Old 10-20-2008, 06:27 PM   #4
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I am still no closer to knowing how to use these things and the wikis and tutorials frankly kind of suck IMHO (I have looked at them).

I have been using quickbooks starter edition online via Windows. It is easy, I did not even have to turn a page or look at a web page to use it unlike the biblical tomes setup for GnuCash and KmyMoney. I want to replace it because I do not want to be married to MS or Internet explorer, also the online edition does not allow for local storage.

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