[Gllug] Announcement: Sage Alternative for Linux
seb at hypercubesystems.co.uk
Sat Jul 17 16:39:03 UTC 2004
If anyone out there has been looking for an alternative to Sage or
Quickbooks that they can run on a Linux or BSD box, then take a look at
phpOrganisation is an open source php/mysql based business process
application, which is aimed at UK organisations (because it understands
An address database, which is the central information around which
phpOrganisation structures its processes. All entities relating to the
organisations processes are in this database, whether employee,
supplier, associate or personal.
Customer relationship tools. Two marketing lists are available; the
tracker, and the client list. Move a contact onto one of these lists,
and then keep a record of emails, phone conversations and use the "next
contact due" feature to act as a reminder for re-contacting.
Ordering System. Generate purchase orders for products and services,
view the PO and print it out for the supplier. As invoices are received
from the supplier, register the invoices and track the time left to pay
on the supplier invoice page.
Project and Contracts can be set up and time and costs can be allocated
to a project or contract. Track your costs to learn what it really costs
to deliver your services and develop your products.
Generate quotations and store a record of previous quotations.
phpOrganisation assists you in storing your quotation wordprocessor
files in a single location on your filesystem. phpOrganisation doesn't
generate web based quotations, in the way it does for purchase orders,
invoices and statements, as this lacks the flexibility that is required
in drafting quotations for most small businesses.
Generate client invoices against contracts, print the invoices, or
generate statements for a client, showing paid and overdue invoices.
Generation of VAT return information, to aid to process of completing
your VAT paperwork.
Help notes feature. Each user can have descriptive notes about
phpOrganisation show up in the webpages. When familiarity is gained, the
helpnotes can be turned off.
phpOrganisation does not yet feature stock control, or a groupware style
shared calendar, but these are planned features.
phpOrganisation is GPLed and available at sourceforge:
Support in installing, running and implementing new features for
phpOrganisation is available; contact me at the email address below.
We'd welcome contributions to phpOrganisation - there's much still to
do. Drop me a line if you'd like to help.
More information about phpOrganisation and Hypercube Systems is at:
Business Systems, Hypercube Systems Ltd
Providing Open Source IT solutions.
Tel: 0845 458 0277 Web: www.hypercubesystems.co.uk
Mob: 07900 958964 Email: seb at hypercubesystems.co.uk
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