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Date:      Thu, 28 Dec 2006 22:43:46 +0000
From:      Vince Hoffman <jhary@unsane.co.uk>
To:        Jerry <jerrymc@msu.edu>
Cc:        lipsey@msu.edu, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Business port
Message-ID:  <459448A2.1000106@unsane.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20061228190854.GA32742@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
References:  <20061228190854.GA32742@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>

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Jerry wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I have been rummaging through ports wondering if there might be
> a utility or couple of utilities to handle bookkeeping for a
> small membership organization.
> 
> I know little of accounting and such, so don't know how to
> interpret the scanty pkg-descr tidbits that accompany the ports.
> So, some amplification would be helpful.
> 
> It would need to keep records for about 500 members (say under 1000
> for good measure - more is, of course OK), including membership, 
> participation and official responsibilities (such as board oficer, etc).   
> It would also need to keep accounts, regular receipts from members, 
> non-members, services and payouts for expenses and also remissions to 
> an umbrella organization.   The ability to generate regular reports for 
> the membership, plus year-end reports for tax purposes would be important.
> The ability to cut checks and keep a record would be a significant plus.
> 
> So, does anyone know of something good along this line in the open
> source freeware world that would run on FreeBSD - whether currently
> in the ports or not?
> 
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.  
> 
I cant promise its right for you but have you looked at gnucash?
(finance/gnucash) (http://www.gnucash.org/)
last time i looked it was about the best open source accounts package
(that was a year or so ago though and i never really used it as my
requirements can still be met with a spreadsheet ;)


Vince

> Thank you for any useful information you can provide.
> 
> ////jerry
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