[PLUG] accounting software under Linux

G Karunakar indlinux at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 02:17:45 PST 2009


On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 9:30 PM, Shridhar Daithankar
<ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 January 2009 20:03:12 Devendra Laulkar wrote:
>> I am speculating that "tally" over linux was suggested since it will
>> be "one step forward" - using open source in incremental fashion
>> rather than a complete switch over - Or maybe something else (still
>> not getting connection with elephants)
>
> I had a long talk with my CA friend about this. He wants to use free software
> as far as possible but tally remains the de-facto leader and there is some
> reason.
>
> As far as accounting is concerned,  tally is easy to replace with. Of course,
> this does not mean you can import tally data but accounting functionality of
> tally is all available with other packages, may be sqledger or some such.
>
> Main value of tally is it tracks the indian laws/regulations closely and
> mirror them in implementation. In turn this makes very easy for tally users to
> follow government requirements on various fronts. Things are just there to be
> clicked, printed  submitted.
>
> And that is a ongoing job and hence tally remains not-so-easily replacable for
> this functionality.
>

Or as I heard from another accountant, its easier to cook books in
tally (since it knows the rules/laws).

Karunakar



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