The small business Q*ckB*cks lock-in
Posted Jun 4, 2007 21:08 UTC (Mon) by einhverfr
In reply to: The small business Q*ckB*cks lock-in
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's next project
The latest versions of Quickbooks are not as difficult to migrate from as previous versions. So there is less lock-in from a data perspective. We, on the LedgerSMB project are working on solutions for that.
However, the larger issue at the moment, is that a lot of people are tied to Quickbooks' payroll services. I believe that the market is ripe for an open source US payroll solution, but I haven't seen any that I would trust (I don't use MySQL for financial applications).
Interestingly, Quickbooks inadequate inventory handling and rigidity regarding payroll is a major reason why customers of mine ask when we can migrate them (and the answer is sadly, maybe six months away).
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