[sf-lug] Small business automation and internet presence.

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sat Apr 21 10:32:34 PDT 2007

    there are linux-based money management
programs for individuals and businesses.
    Don't know if any are quickbooks compatible.
Some are very powerful. A very important
topic, sorry i'm ignorant; i'd love to know what
accounting/inventory/payroll/tax... programs
are available for small businesses.

    One model that might work is that you maintain
your data separately and migrate that part for
the web to the web and that part for the
bookkeeper to the bookkeeper. You can keep
your data totally secure and manage your
exports pretty securely.

On Apr 21, 2007, at 3:34 AM, Robert Briley wrote:

> Greetings Everyone,
> I am trying to set-up a small business and I need to meet a few 
> technology challenges.  The first is that I need to have an internet 
> presence complete with online ordering, and second that my bookkeeper 
> who will be helping me set up and monitor my finances is in another 
> city and we both should have access to the accounting and inventory 
> info.
> My plan at this point is to start off using Yahoo or one of the other 
> small business hosting services for ecommerce and and I will have to 
> flounder on the phone to the bookkeeper as I set-up and use 
> quickbooks.  But in the long-run I will probably be better off with a 
> web-based ERP package and perhaps some form of e-commerce software if 
> it is not built in.  Right now I am a one-man show and will probably 
> remain so for at least a year. I don't need anything fancy, but I 
> think an integrated and web-enabled  package will require less work 
> and maintenance in the long run.  At this point I have been looking at 
> SQL ledger, Tiny ERP and Compire. 
> I use to be a DBA, and I enjoy technology, but I need to focus on 
> getting things done with a minimum of hassle, and I don't have money 
> for a lot of consulting.  While any comments on the above scheme are 
> appreciated, I would most like to know 1) am I buying more or less 
> headaches by moving to a small ERP?   2) Do any of you have experince 
> with a web-based package that you could comment on for or against?
> Again, any insights will be appreciated.
> TIA 
> -R
> Robert
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