June 5, 2011 AT 12:00 am



Software (& Software as a Service) for business and manufacturing – our tips and tricks – Quickbooks… In general, we try to use open source tools as much as possible but one software that we think is worth the investment is a copy of Quickbooks Pro. QB is kind of this terrible, awful, essential software that everyone uses. There’s things its really good at and things that are horrible. Just be aware of the horrible and you should be OK. At first we used Quicken and that was really terrible so we wouldn’t suggest going with that (its not really meant for businesses anyways)…


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  1. We settled on gnuCash because we refused to pay the Quickbooks tax. We don’t have nearly as much stuff as you though: http://www.gnucash.org/

  2. PostBooks is Community supported open source version of xTuple. Try PostBooks instead of Quickbooks.

    Please use open-source software, especially for things involving money and security. OS software is vetted by the Community and support means more than an overworked Engineer (often in India) chained to a cubicle.


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