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Phreebooks logo.png
Sales invoice form
Developer(s) PhreeSoft, LLC™
Initial release August 2007 (2007-08)
Stable release
3.4 / March 30, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-03-30)
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Accounting software, POS software, Content management system and Enterprise resource planning
License GPL

Phreedom accounting program was developed as a free and open source web-based Enterprise resource planning (ERP) application.[1] The program is written in the PHP scripting language with a MySQL database engine. The objective is to provide the small-business community with a multi-language end-to-end enterprise management tool to run in an Internet environment. Phreedom is intended to provide a no-cost solution for small business concerns. Phreedom is platform independent, browser independent, and can be translated into many languages.

Phreedom is a modular toolkit for small businesses based on the PhreeBooks accounting engine. The project is sponsored by PhreeSoft, LLC which is responsible for lead code development and project management. Features include, full double entry accounting, complete inventory management, project cost tracking, CRM, Shipping and payment interfaces to major services, manufacturing process control and more.

Phreedom is currently available for demo.[2] This is a fully functioning version of the software with all core modules installed and a few add-on modules. This version will allow users to familiarize themselves with the Phreedom layout and customizable options. Credentials for the demo site are Login: demo Password: demouser


Highlights of the program include separate customer and vendor account information, full inventory management and tracking capabilities, complete financial general ledger accountability, check writing, bank account reconciliation, flexible import and export capability, XML Interface to E-commerce shopping carts, robust reporting and form capability, an expandable shipping manager, user level security, and a context sensitive pop-up help system (PhreeHelp). Available add-on modules are: Point of Sale, ZenCart, OpenCart, Document Control, Import Bank Statement, Translator, Return Material Authorization (RMA), Work Order, SKU Price Bulk Loader, Assets and others. Available payment methods are:, Linkpoint API, PayPal, FirstData Gateway and Elevon. Shipping methods are: Endicia, Ups, Fedex and Usps.


Phreedom is currently available in Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish, and Russian.[3]


Phreedom is down-loadable from Sourceforge [4] and Google Code.[5]


The Phreedom accounting has been considered as a GPL software that can replace QuickBooks™ (QB)[6] or Peachtree™[7] and alternatives to Gnucash and Quicken[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Phreedom". Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Phreedom demo". Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  3. ^ "Translations". Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Souceforge". Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Google code". Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  6. ^ "Stan W. Merrill, PhD. Using Phreedom to Run Your Company". Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  7. ^ "Phreebooks – an online accounting system". Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  8. ^ "Linux accounting". Retrieved 2012-02-18.