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Nov 13, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"SQL-Ledger is a popular free accounting application with a rich set of features. It's written in Perl and stores your accounting information in a PostgreSQL database, which makes deployment much easier when you have users who work on different machines. Like GnuCash, supports double-entry accounting. Unlike GnuCash, however, it appears to be squarely aimed at the small business community, boasting multiple user support, multiple company support, point-of-sale entry, accounts receivable and payable, and stock tracking. It has a good list of supported languages (29, according to the Web site), and by virtue of its HTML interface is usable on practically any modern operating system--or indeed a whole range of different operating systems simultaneously.

"Installation is straightforward; just download a tarball to /usr/local/sql-ledger and run the setup.perl script. It automatically downloads and installs the latest version of SQL-Ledger and updates Apache's configuration file..."

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