Quite frequently business owners and managers purchase expensive software for office needs. Yet, most office needs can be met with free open source software. And, for any business owner or manager using open source technology is a great way to save money. Here are three free open source business applications for accounting, human resources and office suite.
GNUCash is popular and excellent for personal and small-business financial accounting. The software is freely licensed and available for cross-platform operating systems. GNUCash uses professional accounting principles for accurate reports and balanced books. Features include double-entry accounting, stock, bond, and mutual fund accounts.
OrangeHM is a complete cloud-based, highly secured human resource management suite. The system has a worldwide open source community that is fast growing, receptive and knowledgeable. The suite includes employee information management, attendance, leave, holidays, recruitment, evaluations and much more.
Free to download, OpenOffice is the number one open-source office suite over Microsoft Office. A similar layout to Microsoft Office, OpenOffice works on most operating systems and accommodates word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, databases and graphics. OpenOffice has several extensions available, international open standard format data storage, and the ability to recognize files from other office suite programs.