[GRLUG] "Fixing" QuickBooks
ajabma at chartermi.net
Wed Feb 25 17:35:57 EST 2009
On Wednesday 25 February 2009 16:06:26 Collin Kidder wrote:
> Am 2/24/2009 9:12 PM, schrieb Tim Schmidt:
> > On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 8:31 PM, Ben Rousch<brousch at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> It sounded to me like Tim Schmidt was looking for a way to create
> >> Quickbooks-importable files from existing open source accounting
> >> programs. I did not get the impression that he was trying to build a
> >> competitor. Many CPAs (like the one our company uses) prefer to work
> >> with Quickbooks because they know the program well, and would rather
> >> not spend time learning something else. If you're using Gnucash and
> >> your accountant wants to work with Quickbooks, you will need to find a
> >> new accountant or (if you're lucky) pay extra for his additional time
> >> and trouble.
> > You hit the nail on the head.
> > --tim
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> It seems like something like the QuickBooks Web Connector might work for
> this. Then the open source program could communicate with QuickBooks via
> XML. Unforunately getting data into Quickbooks sucks any way you cut it.
> The specifications could change with every version (but probably only a
> little bit). But the web connector or the SDK is about the only way to
> safely do it. I'm not so sure you could use the SDK in an open source
> program though.
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From total ignorance here,
What is the difference between Quicken and Quickbooks?
The reason for the question is that my bank will export my checking account
data to Quicken format.
Might that help you?
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