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Free and Easy Open Source Accounting Software Recommendations?
April 22, 2008
Looking for your experiences with open-source accounting software. I am helping co-found a non-profit organization and need software that is free (if possible), easy to use for non-accountants, and preferably open-source. Someone recommended
OSAS (Open Systems Accounting Software)
. Has anyone used these or any other programs they would recommend or not recommend?
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I use GnuCash for my accounting, and it works pretty well. I don't think it holds your hands as much as software like QuickBooks, but I haven't used anything else so I can't speak from experience. Overall it is easy to use, although sometimes the UI is a bit odd. The documentation is quite good and the
does a nice job of explaining basic accounting concepts in laymans terms and how to apply them in GnuCash.
on April 22, 2008
If you haven't seen
, you might want to add it to your list.
Also, if you are going to hire an accountant to do your 990 returns, you might want to check with them what packages they will be willing to work with, and whether they will charge you more for working with OSAS, GnuCash, or SQL Ledger than they would for QuickBooks for example.
I've briefly used GnuCash, but not enough to recommend or slam it.
on April 22, 2008
I'm quite fond of
, which is java based and cross-platform.
on April 24, 2008 [
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