Tagged: bookkeeping

Inventory Management Software

Open Source or Free Inventory Management

  • tech republic article reviews 5 apps
    • These offerings are either open source or free
      • openbravo
        • web site
        • works with Alfresco
        • works with AWS
      • vtiger
        • web site
        • CRM software with Inventory Component
        • not free: $12/mo/user
      • Inflow
      • ABC Inventory Software
        • web site
        • single user for free version, multiuser is not free


Ledger – *nix cli bookkeeping


I like double entry bookkeeping systems. I just found Ledger today, 2013-05-01, and it appears that I won’t have to re-write my old bookkeeping program that used NoSQL v2.2.

What I like about Ledger

  • Ledger uses double-entry bookkeeping
  • Ledger is a *nix command line program
    • that keeps transactions in plain text
  • Ledger can read uncompressed GnuCash files
  • Ledger can export as csv
  • Ledger can export emacs-lisp sexp forms

Using Ledger with GnuCash files

Ledger & Emacs

Ledger as a data importer for R analysis

  • use GnuCash to pull transactions from my online accounts
  • convert GnuCash files to csv
  • import csv into R
  • analyze


NoSQL is a 4GL relational database language that integrates into the command line. I liked developing witn NoSQL using the data flow operator paradigm. Due to the structural changes between NoSQL 4x and 2x, I think it will be more work to update my old bookkeeping system than it will be to set up something with Org-Babel and Ledger. Additionally, working in Emacs will make R analysis easier since I use ESS.