[ILUG] Accounting packages
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Mon Oct 17 18:52:09 IST 2011
GnuCash isn't bad. You'll have to spent a bit of effort setting proper
account names - but these can always be amended. Pay attention to have
separate VAT accounts for the different VAT rates and import and
export; different sales and expenses accounts for imports and exports
- GnuCash will not otherwise help you with your 3G form. Check your
forms to see what kind of breakdown of information you need and make
your accounts accordingly.
GnuCash is woeful for automated billing and sending out more than one
invoice or statement but if you are happy to generate each invoice and
print in turn then you're fine.
GnuCash works identically for me in Windows or Linux.
In my mind the main chart of accounts gives me a very simple intuitive
overview of the accounts and feels like having manual accounts in
front of me.
On 17 October 2011 18:41, Gerard Cunningham <lists at faduda.net> wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a simple-to-use (I know, that's relative)
> accounting package for use by a sole trader, to handle Sales, Cash,
> Purchases, Debtors Owing and VAT for an impoverished journalist?
> Basically I need something that's a pretty straightforward
> metaphor/equivalent for standard double-entry bookkeeping.
> The ability to talk to bank accounts/Revenue online is not necessary,
> though if it can generate custom invoices as PDF that would be nice.
> On an unrelated note, has anyone had any success in getting Unbuntuone
> to work with a non-Ubuntu distro? Ironic that I can get a version for MS
> Windows but not for Debian.
> Gerard Cunningham
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