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Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

Posted May 9, 2012 0:35 UTC (Wed) by neilbrown (subscriber, #359)
In reply to: Accounting systems: a rant and a quest by boog
Parent article: Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

> I'm reminded of the birth of git. How hard can it be to generate a report from some database data?

Surely just a couple of awk scripts with a php front end :-)

So what we need as the first follow-up article is detailed specifications of exactly what a small business *needs* in an accounting package. Then the many time-rich LWN readers can start a number of competing projects to implement a system meeting those needs in the hope of being featured in a subsequent article. And then .... profit!


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