Top Free or Open Source Accounting Programs

Managing Your Business Doesn't Require Expensive Software

If you have a small business and need an accounting program but don't have a big budget, you may find that one of the accounting software programs listed below will meet your needs. This is a list of accounting software programs that are free, open source programs. These applications are alternatives to the traditional propriety accounting software programs, such as QuickBooks and Peachtree, with which most small business owners are familiar.

ADempiere

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ADempiere Business Suite is an open-source software solution that combines enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) into its framework.

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Apache OFBiz

Apache OFBiz offers users a full range of functionality with this open source accounting software solution. This funcitonaility includes advanced e-commerce, catalog management, manufacturing and point-of-sale modules in addition to accounting functions.​

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Compiere

Compiere is a cloud-based accounting software and customer relationship management (CRM) software solution. Being a cloud-based solution, you can access Compiere from anywhere that you have an internet connection. Compiere has companies using the accounting software in a wide variety of industries, including distribution, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, government and the non-profit industry.

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Front Accounting

Front Accounting is an accounting system for small companies that also functions as an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Front Accounting has accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, and manufacturing modules, among others. This open source accounting software can handle multiple currencies and several companies simultaneously.

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GnuCash

GnuCash is serves as both a small business financial accounting software, as well as a personal finance software. GnuCash lets track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses easily. You may want to considering using this open source accounting software if you have a simple small business, such as a consulting firm or sole proprietorship. GnuCash is not as robust as the other small business accounting software applications described in this article.

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LedgerSMB

LedgerSMB is an accounting software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for small to midsized businesses. LedgerSMB’s includes sales, purchasing, inventory management, fixed asset tracking, light manufacturing and point-of-sale features.

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OpenBravo

OpenBravo is a commercial open source software company. OpenBravo is a web-based accounting software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for small to midsized businesses. While Open Bravo has traditional accounting capabilities like many of its competitors, there are some reports that many people abandon the accounting software.

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PostBooks

PostBooks is an accounting software and business management system. PostBooks has the standard accounting modules, which includes general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliation and financial reporting. However, PostBooks has additional features that include customer resource management (CRM), purchasing and light manufacturing. PostBooks also has OpenRPT, which is an open source report writer so that you can customize its reports to meet your business’ specific needs.

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