Quickbooks integration

true but ERPNext users which do not have (and maybe do not want to start with) this one specific external application still have a (less-then-ideal [not sure whether this actually IS the case]) accounting App.
Maybe that’s a strategical decision. Or maybe (and I can’t judge on that at all) it’s way more easy to make a connector and integrate an external accounting, so you couldn’t really compare those 2 tasks.

I agree with @kolate_sambhaji connectors are a good way to bring more users ERPNext, more users = more community = more contributions, so everyone is happy!

Open source?

@rmehta its not open source because its developed under close source of SAP Integration Framework.

But if any SAP customer want it, he can contact @David_Stegnitz

Note: SAP API development is done by David.
I am maintaining Frappe App for custom field and custom script.


@rmehta Would it be possible for us to sponsor this development so that you could have resources working on it ASAP? If so, how much would it cost and how long would it take?


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@rmehta do you have a standard solution for such requests? I wonder whether it made sense to pose the procedure somewhere. I could imagine more people might be tempted to participate in such once it’s more accessible.

What pops up in my head is you post developments with a budget somewhere and users can chip in to finance such (something like a market place). I couldn’t find it now but I think I saw a section for jobs somewhere (which mainly targets at connecting users with freelancers if I am not mistaken). Maybe such can be used to (crowd)fund certain developments or prioritize those.

There is bountrysource.com which can be used for crowd-funding github requests. Unfortunately I am not sure why people don’t use it often.

In theory yes, but we would need man years of accountants and developers time. It really needs to be designed and tested by accountants, since they would be the ones using it. There seems to be very few in the community. And there are debates among accounts on how things should be handled, which can be different in different places. The design is the most important part, and that is a long process, and encompasses a lot of things like controls, and principals which have to be followed.
Its also a question of needs. Not every company has the same needs, and its possible that the internal accounting might be ok for some companies, but not for others. There is no one solution that is best for every company.
You could also use the same argument for a shopify connector. Why not put all efforts into developing a shopping cart which is equal to Shopify? (Because the Shopify one will always be better) Somebody decided that it made sense to support a Shopify connection, why not accounting?

You also have to be careful about which version of quickbooks you are referring to, since there are many. For example Quickbooks desktop is completely different than Quickbooks online, and there are different versions of quickbooks desktop and online for different countries. (there also other ones like enterprise for example).

To me this is a mismatch, in terms of market and company size. Are you aware that a typical SAP Business One implementation is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars? I would expect the accounting alone for this type of system to be around 50k implemented. Not to mention that SAP business one is installed on in-house proprietary servers etc etc. This marriage doesn’t make much sense to me.


@fblauer it would be much easier to follow your train of thought (and the discussion in general therefore) if you could quote the statements you are referring to in your posts.

SAP connector is useful for those who already have SAP B1.
ERPNext will give unlimited users, CRM, Stock Movement to SAP B1 customer to start migrating from SAP B1 to ERPNext.
Its also cost effective as you said it takes hundred of thousands of dollars to implement SAP B1.
So instead of giving thousands of dollars one should install ERPNext and SAP ERPNext connector.

Similarly we have thinking on Quick books integration, ERPNext will give CRM, Stock Movement, HR to Quick-books customer and many existing Quick-books customer will be potential customer of ERPNext

@vrms I tried hitting “reply” to a message. Maybe that doesn’t work

Hi rmehta,
In January you advised the QBO is something you want to do, and estimated 2-3 months lead time.
Kindly advise, has this project been started? If yes, what is the new ETA. Thank you,

I would advocate for improving the internal accounting functions of ERPNext. QuickBooks users hate using QuickBooks. It’s glorified check formatting software.


@tmatteson I hate paying taxes but I have to. Specific accounting packages give localisation and integration to local Tax Authorities which is something ERPNext probably never will. They can be complimentary as they perform different functions. People get too hung up on the word Accounting assuming wherever they see the word they are going to get the same thing. That’s far from the case.

Just thinking out loud here …
First step would be to create a general localisation template for taxes (for payroll, revenues, assets depreciation, etc.)
Second step … community based … fill that template by country and keep it up to date.
I think I have seen some group on this forum trying to get localisation for Australia, Brazil, Germany, etc.

Maybe one should create a thread on accounting & localisation and see what have been the hurdles so far in people who have implementing localisation for accounting in their Cie.

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I don’t think this is an either/or kind of question. I think both should be present.

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