[K12OSN] OT - school financial/accounting software

rmcdaniel at indata.us rmcdaniel at indata.us
Fri Feb 17 15:56:42 UTC 2006

I looked at SQL Ledger and it does look nice, simple interface.  It
doesn't have a payroll module and unfortunately we do that inhouse.  I
haven't seen any programs that have the payroll module.  I appreciate
all that have sent input on this subject.



Ronald R. McDaniel
Conecuh County Schools
(251) 578-7073 x26
(251) 238-1890 cell
1*4238*104 SouthernLinc
rmcdaniel at indata.us

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] OT - school financial/accounting software
> From: Angus Carr <acarr at saskforestcentre.ca>
> Date: Fri, February 17, 2006 9:51 am
> To: "Support list for opensource software in schools."
> <k12osn at redhat.com>
> Andrew Fisk wrote:
> > did you take a look at SQL ledger -- it's free, fairly easy to  
> > install and comes with templates for all kinds of businesses -- I  
> > don't know if they set one up for schools, but it's a quick download  
> > to find out.  If google is to be believed, it looks like schools in  
> > the uk are using or evaluating it -- they may already have the  
> > customizations done.  Of course you would have to work in pounds :)
> >
> >> Does anyone use an opensource school accounting/book keeping
> >> application.  We are looking at upgrading our current software,  McAleer
> >>  School Accounting, and I would love to consider something opensource.
> >> The upgrade is going to cost us $50,000.00!
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Ron
> >>
> I second the suggestion for SQL-Ledger- we use it for a small preschool 
> here. It does what's needed, and provides simple enough processing for 
> invoices. We use it with emailing invoices and the like, and it just 
> plain works. I had to set up the chart of accounts to match my needs, 
> but it's been smooth sailing from there. The CofA is probably already 
> developed in your old software, so all you need to do is replicate the 
> familiar accounts structure. You'll be set.
> Angus Carr.
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