[ILUG] Accounting packages
iantheteacher at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 09:10:06 IST 2011
Perhaps we can turn this into an opportunity to create a wiki tutorial
somewhere (on Google Docs?) on using GnuCash in Ireland - if you fire
the questions at me I'll answer them. I've used GnuCash successfully.
On 17 October 2011 19:39, Gerard Cunningham <lists at faduda.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 18:52 +0100, Ian Spillane wrote:
>> GnuCash isn't bad.
> Clearly YMMV. I've found GNUcash horribly unintuitive. Even after
> spending an evening reading the "documentation", I still can't figure
> out how to make it do what I want.
>> 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.
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