[ubuntu-uk] What accounting software to recommend

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Oct 22 20:32:33 BST 2010

On 22/10/10 13:49, Will Bickerstaff wrote:
>> For single user, very small businesses try GnuCash: http://www.gnucash.org/
>> For larger organisations I'd go with something like OpenERP:
>> http://www.openerp.com/
>> Al
> Thanks Alan, I'll have a look at these two and find out which Sage
> he's using, I'll probably give him both and let him decide which best
> suits his requirements. I don't think scalability is a high priority
> so am hoping to find something that he will be most comfortable with
> when making the transition.
> Something that behaves similarly would be ideal, think transition from
> MSO to OOO, not AutoCAD - QCAD (Which I've found nearly impossible)
> though I've just found
> http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/09/free-autocad-clone-draftsight-coming-to-linux/
> which looks interesting.
> Like I say, I'm  not an accounting type, so will give him a few to try
> so as he can make up his own mind. I don't want to give him too much
> choice and up confusing the guy or give him something that is so
> alien, that he simply doesn't bother trying to learn it.
> A quick search has given me some hint that it may be possible to get
> his sage stuff in to either of these apps so thanks again.

I'm a bit late in posting but a while back I did see a package called 
Accountz.  It's from a UK based company, I believe they do a Business 
version for about £100 and a Home version for about £40.  The thing that 
caught my eye was the Tux on the box.  Looking into it a bit more it 
looks like it's a Java based package so runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. 
  I can't tell you how good it is though as I was unable to find a demo 
or trial version to try.  You can probably find it in PC World, or you 
can check out the web site at http://www.accountz.com/.

By the way, looking at the web site, I did like this...
"Finally, accountancy software that just works. Whatever platform you 
work on, whether it is Windows, Mac OSX or Linux, Accountz doesn't 
discriminate against your choice, and all from the same disc. Now that's 


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