Free Accounting Software - General Ledger & Cashbook
Ledger is a FREE accounting system for any organization that needs a general ledger or cashbook. Because it is incredibly easy to install and use, it will also appeal to students of double-entry bookkeeping.
Ledger provides unparalleled flexibility. All account balances are calculated dynamically so that the standard accounting reports can be created for any arbitrary date or period without the need for a period close or roll-over.
Other popular accounting systems try to conceal the true nature of accounting but not ours.
Although Ledger makes it easy to work like an accountant you still need to understand
and the function of a general ledger.
However once you've grasped these basic principles
(it's not that hard) you'll find Ledger simpler, easier, better, faster, cheaper, more reliable, more flexible, more stable and
more secure than any other accounting system (apart from LedgerPlus!)
You'll also come to appreciate
the Divinely-inspired insight of a fifteenth century Italian monk who saw with clarity how God meant it to work some 500 years ago!
How Is Ledger Different From Other Accounting Systems?
Ledger keeps you in control of your data (unlike SaaS that keeps it somewhere in the cloud.)
Ledger is completely free of licence fees and usage restrictions (apart from * below.)
Ledger is easy to use by anyone new to double-entry bookkeeping.
Ledger is upwardly scalable to enterprise-level when your business grows.
Ledger is traditional software that installs and runs on any Windows computer.
Ledger can be customized by a programmer using our Framework source code.
Ledger can be upgraded to our LedgerPlus professional accounting system.
* Ledger registration is an optional one-off cost of US$50. It gives you a few extra nice-to-have features of LedgerPlus without the full cost of an upgrade.
Make A Donation
Our free software is downloaded thousands of times each month and although we receive
a lot of positive feedback by email very little comes in the form of
financial support. With the increased download activity the cost of hosting and supporting this
website now exceeds what we receive in donations, registration fees or advertising. In other words - it
is actually costing us money to provide you with free software!
If you enjoy using this software please seriously consider making a donation. In return
you will receive
(a) the personal satisfaction that comes from knowing you've made a contribution towards something that benefits you,
(b) an acknowledgement on the supporters page of our website
with (optionally) a link back to your own website and
(c) priority attention from us should you ever need technical support. We'll also send you (by post or email) a
copy of our Ledger Ease Of Use Tips to help you get the most out of using Ledger.
To make a donation through PayPal or credit card please
click on the following button.
Delphi Source Code
Find out how the professionals do it! Get the full Delphi source code for our application Framework and begin your own
customized development today! This is the generic business application we use as the starting point for
Ledger, LedgerPlus, Retail, GenFinII and other customized systems in commercial
Ledger is based on a revolutionary architecture that allows for an
unlimited number of users via TCP/IP. Using our uniquely designed application Framework
a competent programmer can build a secure reliablecustomized enterprise-level system that runs over the Internet
faster and more cheaply than anyone ever thought possible!
SANITY CHECK - Why would anyone in their right mind waste hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars on a
computer system that's built on a kludge and riddled with bugs and security holes when by using our Framework they can build one
that's robust and secure at a fraction of the cost?
If you're about to commit significant resources to customized software and still want to sleep at night you need to
check if what we're saying is correct. Ask yourself today . . . do you really want to wake up tomorrow to find the
Web 2.0 pundits have led you down a blind alley?
Old Excel & Access Applications - Our Speciality!
If your systems are showing signs of stress it may be time for a re-write. We specialise in
re-engineering Access & Excel applications that have outgrown their ability to deliver. We will build you
a new system, convert the data from your existing system and eliminate the bugs and bottlenecks that are
causing you grief, giving you a solid foundation on which to build.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org today to arrange
for a free no-obligation consultation.
A Message From Our Architect
I've been developing computer software for more than 21 years. When I first started we were using BASIC
to perform the actuarial calculations in a consultancy firm. Because I found computer programming so enjoyable
I decided to take a position with an insurance company in Edinburgh, Scotland. While I was
there we used Pascal to develop policy and pension systems that were widely used throughout the United Kingdom.
After that I worked for a number of years in the retail industry in New Zealand where we made extensive use of
C, C++ and RPG to develop customized business systems. From there I went to work for a
startup software company where we used Delphi to develop a successful retail and pharmacy
package that is now used by the majority of pharmacies in New Zealand.
In February 1998 I became an independent contractor and started Responsive Software
as a limited liability company. Since
then I've gained significant experience developing and maintaining software in many
different contexts and in a variety of languages. Our superior software service
has been utilised by large and small organisations both inside and outside the computer industry.
More recently our lightweight Framework has allowed us to offer a whole new approach to
the development of business software on the Windows platform. Using our Framework a computer
programmer (or team of programmers) can build a secure enterprise-level system as
a single program that acts as both a client and a server. This breakthrough in
software architecture will radically alter the way customized software is done in the future
once our infatuation with the Internet has subsided.
If the analysis of industry experts is correct and customized software is no longer an option
programmers will be forced to abandon their craft or take one of the few remaining job vacancies
still available at a SaaS datacentre. But I'm delighted to tell you that this time the
experts have got it quite wrong. History is on our side - COMPUTER
PROGRAMMERS OF THE WORLD UNITE - we have nothing to lose but our jobs!