Building High Quality ERP and Accounting Software for SMB & SME

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LedgerSMB is an ERP, featuring accounting (including AR, AP, and GL), quotation and order management, and more, for businesses with small to medium transaction volumes. The system has been shown to easily handle thousands of AR/AP transactions per week.

Data integrity, security, quality, and responsiveness are key values for our community, both among the developers and, we hope, the users. Additionally we aim to make LedgerSMB into a platform to integrate with, or even serve as a framework for building, other applications. We highly value community contributions and aim to stimulate growth through a broad community by actively providing support and documentation.

LedgerSMB began as a fork of SQL-Ledger, but we are working hard to replace the code we have inherited with code we think you deserve.


  • General Ledger
  • Invoicing/AR/AP
  • Recuring Transactions
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Financial Reports
  • Point of Sale
  • Project Accounting
  • Time Tracking
  • Budgetting
  • Multiple Currencies


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Highest Rated

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Ledgersmb is a full-featured, robust, flexible and dependable accounting system. I use it to operate the bookkeeping for a small UK limited company, which is VAT registered. I previously used the commerial Quickbooks software for this task. Ledgersmb is supported primarily through the ledger-smb-users mailing list. I have always received good and timely answers to my questions there, often directly from one of a few core developers. A browser-based interface is the primary way of interacting with ledgersmb. This is functional, full-featured and largely intuitive. Although it still has some rough edges, which can trip up a novice user, the interface becomes fast and easy-to-use once familiarity with the software grows. Ledgersmb is built on the foundations of a very robust database backend. Although this is hidden from the user's point of view, it ensures integrity and security of the accounting data, while offering a well-defined and flexible way to integrate with other business systems. The use of an open source database for storing data offers long-term security and freedom, which is very valuable to me. By storing data in an open format, ledgersmb offers me direct control over my accounts data and scope for integration with other business systems. This avoids being locked-in to a proprietary data format, with the significant risks that would bring. It seems to me that much of the ongoing development work goes into improving and expanding the underlying database. That makes sense, given it is the base on which all other interfaces depend, but from an end-user perspective, I sometimes wish that more attention was given to polishing the user interface. But being open source, there is always plenty of scope to contribute improvements. I have found that bug reports are dealt with swiftly and patches have been gladly accepted and quickly incorporated. In summary, ledgersmb is full-featured, robust and flexible, with great support.


Lowest Rated

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Too hard to install on Debian Jessie

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@nigmastar I am not sure why you had trouble finding support. The website ledgersmb.org has a good range of documentaion and FAQs. One of the FAQs details how to get support via the mailing lists and IRC There is also information on getting commercial Paid support as well. Regarding Installation, in the past, yes LedgerSMB was difficult to install. But for quite some time now there have been debian packages available at apt.ledgersmb.org If you don't want to install from a debian package, there is documentation in both README.md and INSTALL.md at the top of the install directory which should be sufficient for most people to get a system up and running. Keep in mind, this project has an extremely active development team, the improvements are being release regularly, often there is a new release every 2 to 3 weeks! I'm sorry you had trouble, but please come and ask some questions and I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it can be.

Posted 01/08/2016
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Difficult to install and very bad support. Installation tutorial are not comprehensive and don't cover the whole process. I've seen projects abandoned for years much much easier to find support for.

Posted 05/04/2015
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Chinese is not support good.

Posted 06/24/2014
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Too hard to install on Debian Jessie

Posted 09/14/2013
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Nice and simple.

Posted 02/14/2013
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Consulting, support, hosting and full accounting service (in Hungary) around LedgerSMB. Custom development. Based on our special green mini PCs, we provide drop-in LedgerSMB standalone appliance (www.mini-pc.eu).