Archive for April, 2010

Simple Invoices: Full-Featured Open Source Web-Based Invoicing

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Simple Invoice

Overview

Recently, we downloaded, installed, and ran Simple Invoices to get a feel for its capabilities.

We found Simple Invoices to be a well-featured invoicing application.  It is an open source, web based solution that supports taxes and has a very user friendly invoice creation form. Although easy to use once installed, installation requires some technical PHP skills, which may keep a lot of less technical people from using the application.

Pros

- Support for taxes
- Itemized or Total-style invoices
- Simple to use invoice creation form
- Invoices can be exported in PDF, Excel and Word
- Custom fields
- Invoice from multiple companies

Cons

- Installation problems
- Confusing initial setup
- Navigation menu counter intuitive
- No currency
- No custom log
- No discounts capability
- No online payments

Give it a try

You can try the demo installation at the Open Source As A Service site:
http://www.osaas.org/simpleinvoices/
Username: demo@osaas.org
Password: demo123

Simple Invoices web site:
http://www.simpleinvoices.org/
Forums:
http://www.simpleinvoices.org/forum/

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10 open source business applications

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Here is a list of 10 proven & stable open source applications. (from Runar Lie at Office123) to run your entire business.

Those application are for small to medium size businesses that can afford the implementation and configuration cost. But on the long run they have a very low cost of owner ship compare to their commercial counterpart.