[K12OSN] OT - school financial/accounting software

Angus Carr acarr at saskforestcentre.ca
Mon Feb 20 14:59:00 UTC 2006

WRT Payroll for SQL-Ledger:
There is a canadian payroll program available (cdnpayroll) which does 
our payroll for us. It has in the past been adapted to doing the queries 
for SL. That isn't working right now, however.

We do the payroll GL entries manually, and set up Vendor Invoices for 
the employees. That way, we can track individual employees (for tax 
time) and still get overall payroll costs.

Angus Carr.
Burke Almquist wrote:

> 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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