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Logo frontaccounting
Stable release 2.3.20 / March 10, 2014 (2014-03-10)
Development status Active
Written in PHP
Operating system Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X
Available in Multilingual (25)[1]
Type ERP, Accounting
License GNU GPLv3

FrontAccounting is an open source web-based accounting software for small and medium enterprises, written in PHP, using MySQL. It allows Double-Entry Accounting and is integrated with modules that support most common business processes. FrontAccounting is multiuser, multilingual and multicurrency. It is part of Debian[2] and Ubuntu[3] Linux distributions, and a demo is available online.[4] FrontAccounting started as WebERP fork,[5] and its source code is available on SourceForge for download.[6] In 2012 it passed the milestone of 100,000 downloads from Sourceforge.[7] In 2013 Frontaccounting appeared on the list of InfoWorld's Bossie Awards - top picks in open source business applications, platforms, and middleware. [8] A number of language packs are available at SourceForge, some of which require further development.[9]

Industry solutions[edit]

FrontAccounting is provided with standard modules: Sales, Purchases, Items and Inventory, Manufacturing, Dimensions, Banking and General Ledger, and Setup. Its functionality is appropriate for small and medium companies for managing purchases, control their stock, issue offers, register orders and send invoices. It allows to configure several points of sale. Cash flow can easily be managed. Balance sheet drill-down and a number of ready-to-use reports provide a framework that can be suitable for many businesses.[10] A simple API allows to connect it to other systems, like POS or CRM.[11] The software is considered to be a free alternative to QuickBooks.[12]

License model[edit]

FrontAccounting is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.[13]


FrontAccounting Documentation was installed and developed using PmWiki engine.[14] There are direct links from the program to appropriate wiki topics that describe relevant functionality.


Several partners globally are available who support local installations and provide add-ons. Some partners offer FrontAccounting in Software as a service model.[15]


Frontaccounting is designed to be easily translated to other languages. Currently there are available 83 translations.[16]

International solutions[edit]

Partners are offering FrontAccounting in a Software-as-a-service model for following languages:

Mobile solutions[edit]

One of FrontAccounting partners - AntErp Solutions - released FrontAccounting Mobile Edition. It was released August 13, 2011 and is compatible with FrontAccounting versions 2.3.4, 2.3.5 and 2.3.6.[19]

W3NextApps one of FrontAccounting third party developer -- released FrontAccounting Sales Ordering using Android + SMS [20]

Database & Web server[edit]

FrontAccounting uses MySQL as database management system. Recommended HTTP web servers are Apache & Internet Information Services.[21]


The source code is available on Number of downloads exceed 150 000 to date.[22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FrontAccounting-Languages". 
  2. ^ "FrontAccounting in Debian". Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  3. ^ "frontaccounting package in Ubuntu". Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  4. ^ "FrontAccounting demo". Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  5. ^ "FrontAccounting forked from WebERP". Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  6. ^ "FrontAccounting source code". Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  7. ^ "FrontAccounting passed 100,000 downloads". Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  8. ^ "Bossie Awards 2013: The best open source applications". Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  9. ^ "FrontAccounting language packs". Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  10. ^ "FrontAccounting Modules". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  11. ^ "FrontAccounting API". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  12. ^ "FrontAccounting an alternative to QuickBooks". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  13. ^ "FrontAccounting License model". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  14. ^ "FrontAccounting Documentation". Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  15. ^ "FrontAccounting partners". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  16. ^ "Translations". Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  17. ^ "FrontAccounting Online". Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  18. ^ "Accounting in Poland". Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  19. ^ "FrontAccounting Mobile Edition". Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  20. ^ "Sales Ordering using Android + SMS". Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  21. ^ "Database & Web servers". Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  22. ^ "download statistics". Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

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