GDA: Status

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Tue May 27 13:32:33 EDT 2008

On Tuesday 27 May 2008, Graham Leggett wrote:
> Derek Atkins wrote:
> > It sounds like you really want GnuE.  I suggest you look there.
> "ZoneEdit DNS services for this domain have expired."
> Looks like it is a dead project to me.
That's the comment I read in google, but for me the link 
( itself works fine.

The last news item is from August 2007 though, so it may indeed be a dead 

I'm in a similar position as you are. I have been using Gnucash for a couple 
of years now and I am very pleased with it. On the other hand, I find it hard 
to have this program cooperate with other applications I am using (I am a 
heavy OpenOffice user for many things, I have an inventory database in 

By no means this is meant as a complaint. And I know: patches are welcome. But 
since I am currently unable to provide those, I'm stuck with either 
cumbersome integration or look for something else.

And I have been looking around, although I didn't migrate yet because of the 
huge effort it usually takes: there's 
* Compiere: it does ERP (enterprise resource planning), BPM (Business Project 
Management) and accounting. It's maintained by a company also called 
Compiere, the product is open source based, although it seems the company is 
heading to closing the source. That's why there is now a fork:
* Adempiere: this is a fully open source fork of Compiere. It aims to remain 
as compatible with Compiere as possible, although it seems to merge some 
additional functionality not yet in Compiere, like Point-Of-Sales system, 
Both are (at least for me) very difficult to grasp. I managed to get them 
installed, but I never really managed to use them in a way that was useful.

Next, I came across TinyERP (which was once mentioned on this very mailing 
list as a GnuCash alternative for those requiring more business functions). I 
haven't gotten around to evaluating it yet.

And finally I found Intalio. Also very business oriented, also company backed. 
Same here: I haven't gotten around to really evaluating it.

I would be very interested in other's experiences with the above programs. 
Especially from people that have worked with GnuCash as well. I am by now 
used to the GnuCash paradigm, so in looking for other solutions I probably 
tend to look at them with what I have learned in GC.

Maybe this mailing list is not the right place for it. Maybe it is as there 
may be other people like me trying to decide whether GC is the right tool for 
the job or not. 

Again, it's not my intention to complain about GnuCash. It's as Derek states: 
it is targetted at a specific audience. Maybe my company is starting to 
outgrow Gnucash. In that case, I'd say thank you very much for the great 
program I have enjoyed for a couple of years before I move on.



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