Image enabling gnucash?
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 19:33:32 -0500
I am new on this list and gnucash. I do have it on my Red Hat 6.2 box
and am very impressed with what I see.
I am a consultant/integrator in the business document management
solutions. One of the major application of 'imaging' is to image enable
legacy accounting apps, usually running on some host via some sort of
terminal emulator. Using screen scraping host based accounting apps can
be image enabled so that scanned images associated with particular
transactions can be indexed(with additional indexes if necessary),
stored, retrieved and displayed. Most of the time these supporting
documents are scanned tiff images but could also be any type of file.
Most businesses spend a lot of time handling supporting paper documents
and imaging can really improve productivity.
I browsed through the project goals at linas.org but didn't see anything
related to image (document) enabling of gnucash. I wanted to get some
opinions on this feature. I am a programmer with reasonable skills and
would be interested in adding these features if there is interest.
The only modifications to gnucash would be that register windows have
additional buttons called 'scan', 'attach', 'documents'. These buttons
would be tied to method calls into the imaging client with index info.
Scan and attach commands would invoke a scan program via 'SANE' or allow
attachments much like email. Additional index fields could be defined
and filled in (vendor id#, account# or whatever) in addition to the
automatic fields such as date, transaction id etc. Seperate window would
display the images and/or other apps launched based on mime types. Back
end could be mysql and the imaging engine can have its own API so that
other apps can share the functionality.
So what do you folks think?!
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