What has been your experiences with open source accounting software packages?
I was wondering if anyone on Savvysme has experience with any of the following open sourced accounting software packages (Adempiere, FrontAccounting, Gnucash, Ledgersmb, Openbravo Community, Tryton, Turbocash, or Weberp), and what they thought of them in comparison to the likes of MYOB, Xero, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Money, Oracle E-Business Suite, Quickbooks, Quicken, Sage, or SAP.
Rhys Roberts ,
Director at Viridity
I am not sure of the purpose of this question. The range of Open Source Apps you list range from those suitable for micro businesses (Gnucash / Turbocash) all the way through to medium/large organisations (Adempiere).
Similarly the paid for solutions range from SME (Quicken / MYOB / Xero) through to enterprise solutions (Oracle / SAP).
If you are looking for a software application for your business you will make the selection process much easier by identifying the features you need for your business first, then identifying a (small) number of applications that might meet your requirements. Then compare between those.
Whether they are locally installed or cloud, open source or not is generally of less importance than how well the features of the program you select meet your needs. I have written a guide to assist with making this selection, it is available as a free download from my website,
Apurv Bhalla CPA ,
Accountant at Success Tax Professionals
I know one software www.eazybooks.com.au.
Its good if you are startup and its free.