[K12OSN] OT - school financial/accounting software

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Fri Feb 17 20:14:26 UTC 2006

It wouldn't hurt to ask the SQL Ledger people about adding a payroll  
module. If the upgrade is going to cost you 50K then you ought to be  
willing to shell out 	SOMETHING for them to add a payroll module if  
it works for you otherwise.

On Feb 17, 2006, at 9:56 AM, rmcdaniel at indata.us wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Ron
> 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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