GnuCash and running a business?

Paul Lussier
Mon, 21 May 2001 14:20:31 -0400

Hi all,

I'm wondering if I will be capable of (in the future, not 
necessarilly soon) running a business with GnuCash someday.  Or do 
you think that (the still vaporware) GnuEnterprise project is better 
suited for that type of things.

I guess the things that I'd be interested in seeing in
business-related software would be things like:

	- payroll
	- project tracking
	- billing (time/services)
	- personell/materiel management


It seems that financial apps out there today (Soloman, AppGen, SAP, 
PeopleSoft) are essentially a general ledger (like what GnuCash is 
today) with modular add-ons that allow you massage the items in 
question (like milage, lunch, widgets,etc.) into numbers that plug 
into the general ledger on one hand, but all be manipulated 
separately on the other for various reports generation.

This is meant more as a general discussion question, rather than a 
feature request, since at this time I"m gainfully employed by someone 
other than myself, and therefore have no current (personal) need for this 
functionality :)

What are the intricacies involved in developing a package that does 
deliver all this functionality?  I'm sure it requires a significant 
amount of time/effort, but is it overly complicated, or is it *just* 
time/effort that needs to be put into coding?  What are the issues 

Just curious :)

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