FOSS Alternative To Quickbooks

I bet I am not the only one who would like to replace their Quickbooks Software with something that is free and open source. I am aware of Gnucash and Kmymoney but it is my impression that they are not much more than checkbook registers.

Has anyone here recently reviewed the status of alternatives to Quickbooks for small business use, maybe with the possibility of importing data from Quickbooks for those who want to make the conversion? Of course the optimal possibility would be data file format compatibility, so that accountants who are used to seeing Quickbooks files could open the data from the FOSS program.

Thanks!

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https://ofbiz.apache.org/

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Answering myself, it looks like this may be more like what I am looking for as a Quickbooks replacement. But if others know of options please let me know —

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@kernellinux uses one for his business. He has said what it is called, but I can’t remember the name of the application.

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And appears to not been on the site in a year

Bummer! I’ll have to see if I can find the show in the archives where he talks about it.

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@kernellinux is on Matrix more often nowadays. I posted a link to this discussion in the LinuxDelta Small Business Corner forum. I’d also be interested in what he uses. I think it must have been before I discovered DLN myself… :slight_smile:

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I ran my small retail business using GnuCash. My accountant and I set up some custom reports to facilitate his back end stuff and I used it to track my day to day financials.

So, it’s obviously possible. The workflow is not the same as Quickbooks from what I have heard and vaguely remember(My use of Quickbooks was a decade earlier so I can’t remember the differences between them).

GnuCash has reporting tools and is way more than just a checkbook program (Even though that’s primarily what I use it for now that I don’t have a business anymore).

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