do you actually require an accounting package or something to manage
Most small businesses would have an accountant that they can hand
their customer invoices & purchase receipts to to do the actual
But to create and manage the actual customers & billing you might use
something like vTigerCRM
There is a demo here
There are full blown ERP systems that include full accounting but I
think they are perhaps too complex for a small business, something
like vTigerCRM seems to do all the basics that you can had off to an
accountant to actually write up the accounts.
On 17 October 2011 19:38, Gerard Cunningham <lists at faduda.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 19:10 +0100, Michael Kennedy wrote:
>>>> If you've not done so yet, maybe take a look through the recent posts
>> here referring to OpenERP, etc. Many book-keeping systems were mentioned.
>>>> I'm assuming you'd prefer a *Nix-based system, and maybe FOSS? And you
>> mentioned VAT:
>> Linux Mint Debian (64 bit) if that helps.
>>> - Many of the major systems clearly state that they do not support VAT.
>> - Some suggest that their tax handling can be configured to handle
>> VAT - but that might be optimistic!
>> - And, of those with good VAT support, some don't support the "cash
>> accounting" VAT schemes, and that eliminates some more candidates.
>> Looks like I'm stuck with "silly old pencils", to quote the
>>>>>> On 17/10/2011 18:41, Gerard Cunningham 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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