giving up on gnucash
jsowden at americansentry.net
Sat Apr 23 15:23:47 EDT 2005
This has been going on for a while.
I agree that gnu-cash does not provide basic accounting features that a
business might expect. The problem is that gnu-cash is a personal accounting
program. I think a lot of business people thought they (me included) could
strip out the personal accounts from the chart of accounts and create a gui
based, basic accounting program that does not cost an arm and a leg, and,
more importantly, does not marry one to the likes of Intuit or Microsoft.
I wonder if those of us should look elsewhere for the same parameters (linux,
open source, open discussion of future features, low cost, etc.). I would
like to hear about other packages that might be more appropriate for the
small business community. I still use a DOS package that Intuit bought to
get off the market ("In House Accountant"). It has Y2K issues, so I am in
the process of re-writing it under the xBase language, hoping that xBase will
survive as a multiplatform database language for "local databases".
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