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Old 10-27-2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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QuickBooks alternatives?

After discovering Intuit provides no linux software and that CrossOver Office has minimal QuickBooks support, I am looking for reasonable alternatives. Anyone have any experience operating a small ~$5,000,000 / year service based company with accounting software in linux? Price isn't an issue, so long as it runs natively in linux.

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Old 10-27-2005, 04:21 PM   #2
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To be honest, I haven't found anything truly suitable. There are personal finance software like GnuCash, but that really doesn't approach what Quickbooks does. You also might want to consult with your accountant before making any switches. I know my accountant had some very strong opinions on not using Quickbooks.
Old 10-27-2005, 10:00 PM   #3
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You welcomed to look at the list of linux
accounting softwares in
-> softwares
-> accounting

and see if something meets your need.

Old 10-28-2005, 08:54 AM   #4
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SQL-Ledger is very impressive. Matter of fact, many companies have switched from using Quickbooks to using SQL-Ledger. You can get it for free, but if you want support, they have paid options.

Check out

I have been using it for about 6 months now and love it. But I havent used quickbooks to give you a comparison. I run a small pc repair shop and use it for tracking invoices, inventory, payroll, taxes, etc..
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Actually there are some commercial apps available Just go to linux-ice and look under bookkeeping , there is a top notch one there

Personally for my own home finances I use moneydance but for a business Id recomend a commercial app in the above link.
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