[sf-perl] [off-topic] Billing software
quinn at fairpath.com
Wed Mar 21 19:19:07 PDT 2007
This isn't really a Perl question, but I know there are a number of
other contractors on the list, so I'm going to go ahead and ask it anyway. ;)
I need to replace my time-tracking/billing system. It's more or less
spreadsheet-based and home-grown and more or less of a pain. What I
want is a system that can both a) track my time against different
tasks and clients and b) auto-generate invoices. Using any two separate
systems for time and invoices turns out to be a surprisingly big hassle.
Some time ago I researched open-source solutions and came up with nothing.
The closest I found were LedgerSMB and gnucash, but they both do
bookkeeping only and not time-tracking. So I gritted my teeth and
stuck to the current solution.
Now I'm thinking of taking drastic measures: using proprietary software
or even getting a second-hand Mac or a Windows box for the task.
Any tips on what to use? I'm hoping for "I use X and it Just Works"
or "I use Y and it's tolerable," but I'll take "I heard Z works." ;)
Quinn Weaver, independent contractor | President, San Francisco Perl Mongers
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