Cloud services bleg

One of the things that surprises me is that – with Google providing cloud competitors for Microsoft’s other products, they don’t provide a database, or what is the same thing only tailored, a simple small business accounting package. OK putting Microsoft in there is a bit of a non-sequitur but I wonder if anyone knows of a simple, free bookkeeping package – which would be a hit with ‘distributed’ businesses like the business I run. Saasu looks the goods, but turns out to only be free for 15 transactions a month. I want a bit more than that. Any thoughts.

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3 Responses to Cloud services bleg

  1. davebath says:

    Sorry – forgot the full (NOT simple) Enterprise package, with many different customizations, that has a gorgeous data model and could be hosted:

    http://ofbiz.apache.org/

    Think of it as Apache’s SAP

  2. Jacques Chester says:

    Apart from Google AppEngine there’s SimpleDB from Amazon (really just a key-value store) and user-focused sites like DabbleDB.

    For small business accounting there are lots of services. Two ones I looked at recently are FreshBooks and Xero.

    Finally you can have your own installation of software. There are lots of these — OfBiz, SQL-Ledger, GNU ERP, FiveDash etc.

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