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Finanzbuchhaltungssoftware zur Verfolgung von Bankkonten, Einnahmen und Ausgaben für kleine Unternehmen auf der ganzen Welt.

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Vorteile:

GnuCash is Free software, as in, you are free to use it, study the code, modify it to suit your own needs, and share it with others. It is also free, as in, zero cost.

Nachteile:

The mobile app does not easily import transactions into the database.

Bewertungen zu GnuCash

Durchschnittliche Bewertung

Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4,0
Kundenservice
3,1
Funktionen
4,2
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
4,7

Weiterempfehlungsquote

8,4/10

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Tim
Tim
Owner in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Musik, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Best open-source accounting solution for home and small business

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: It has been a rock solid tool for managing transactions and monitoring fiscal health in the short and long term. I've tried a few different data store backend options (including mysql, postgresql, and XML file) - I landed long term on the XML file storage because it has had the least issues.

Vorteile:

I was appealed by the low barrier to entry, including free download and installation, as well as strong documentation for an administrator that prefers to configure my own software.

Nachteile:

Still haven't solved the multi-user limitation. We generally work from two different computers with a network file share, and often one user will forget to close the application, keeping the file lock in place. The UI still feels a bit dated, even with recent updates since version 3.0. I am okay with this because double-entry accounting is a well-established process and less change is ultimately better. But the menu structure layout is like the late 90s early 00s desktop application era and, in my opinion, can and should be improved upon.

Jason
Jason
owner/artist in USA
Verlagswesen, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

Great accounting software for individuals and freelancers

4,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: Overall, I have nothing but high praise for it. Especially as a small business owner and freelancer. Older versions of the software used to crash when running specialized reports (eg pie charts of expenses) used to sometimes crash, however I have not experienced any such behavior as of the the latest versions of 3.0 and up (currently 3.6 as of this review.)

Vorteile:

It was very easy to setup all of my accounts, and track my expenses and income across them. This includes bank accounts, and stock portfolios. And the ability to run reports that turn my accounts in to pie and bar charts is very helpful as well.

Nachteile:

While I found 99% of the software to be easy to use, and despite having used the software for several years now, I still find it difficult to do split-transactions. Instead I find it easier to just make 2 separate transactions manually, noting that they're part of 1 transaction. They really could improve this feature to make it more failproof and intuitive.

Eric
CEO in USA
Computer-Software, 2–10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

GnuCash is OK... until you need to hire a bookkeeper

3,0 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: I liked using GnuCash when my organization was small and I did all of the bookkeeping myslef. Once my company grew to the point where I had to outsource my bookkeeping, I switched to QuickBooks because most bookkeepers I found were unfamiliar with GnuCash.

Vorteile:

GnuCash is free and open source. If configured to do so, it uses a central MySQL database, which makes it work like enterprise software, where various people in the organization perform bookkeeping tasks. That's huge. It's also self-hosted which means you keep your own database files locally. GnuCash is cross-platform which means it runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Nachteile:

The database isn't very well normalized. That means that if you want to integrate the data into other systems, it's more cumbersome than it should be. There is no good web front end; the only front end with a complete feature set is a desktop application. That makes sharing the data a bit more cumbersome than it would be otherwise. The worst thing is that it's hard to find bookkeepers, at least in the US, that are familiar with it. That makes it hard to outsource your bookkeeping.

Matt
Farmer in USA
Landwirtschaft, 2–10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

Open source worth a look

4,0 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Eventually I migrated away from gnucash to a popular accounting package, for the sole purpose of making my CPA happy. However, after doing bookkeeping for almost 10 years, I am confident that I could make gnucash work in my operation just as well as any paid for program.

Vorteile:

Clearly the price and value are the initial reasons to take a look at gnuCash. However, once you get used to it, and if you are familiar with bookkeeping, it can prove to be just as good as any accounting software for small medium businesses that exist.

Nachteile:

Initially, and this may be because I was new to the world of bookkeeping, it was hard to get some answers on how do use the software. My CPA and other accounting resources were not familiar with the program at all, so I was left to searching on the Internet

John
CEO in USA
Non-Profit-Organisation Management, 2–10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

GNUCash Review

5,0 vor 7 Jahren

Kommentare: GNUCash is an open source free package that works much like the for-profit Quicken program without the spyware (content guard) bundled in by Intuit. On the most basic level you simply fill in your checkbook register. If you want to learn a small amount, you can also download your bank statements in various formats, including Quicken format, and click File Import to auto-magically insert them into your checkbook register. I use GNUCash on my desktop, over my LAN to a server, and over Internet via my SSH connection. Those who delve deeper will find this is actually a double entry (professional) accounting system with any number of ledgers you desire to create. You can split transactions just as you would in a paper based accounting system to show all the elements for the cash flow on every transaction, or use any of the (perhaps 50) built in reports to generate a balance sheet, income statement, and other common accounting reports. In this sense it leaves Quicken in the dust and is far easier to use than QuickBooks. Also, GNUCash will leave your payroll percentages alone while Intuit has programmed QuickBooks to delete all your payroll percentages every time you use it after February each year unless you buy the free IRS Circular E from Intuit each year. The Intuit rep explained to me that I had no choice and was forced to buy this free data from them "because business owners are too stupid to enter the (6) percentages themselves". Yes, she actually said that. GNUCash is not a "pretty" program but it is extremely functional and free. The downside is some non-intuitive behaviour when splitting an already entered transaction (which you will eventually figure out), and the rather obtuse way in which you enter budgeting data - the budgeting report however is very straightforward and allows you to change dates and which accounts are included very easily. It also provides a paper trail after every session as a separate (timestamped) file for review or recovery purposes. If you want more privacy and less cost in your company (or personal) accounting software this is a great choice. If you want for-pay customer support instead of using a FAQ or video tutorials to get answers, don't care if a glitch could lock you out of your own data when ContentGuard decides you're suddenly "not authorized", think business owners are stupid, and prefer to buy every feature for hundreds of dollars each, then by all means buy one of Intuit's packages.

Vorteile:

Simple, resembles check register and most people can use it effectively immediately. It is free and malware free. More interested users can scale up their use to include complicated accounting steps (year end closing, splits across accounts, etc) as much as they wish.

Nachteile:

Some features, such as initiating a split, or finding the budgeting functionality, can be non-intuitive.

Gigi
Communications in Kanada
Non-Profit-Organisation Management, 2–10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Solid accounting software... for free!

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: Like the fact that it's free and that it gets the job done - ideal for small businesses or contractors who want something simple and free. Doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles but it's a great way to track business expenses and income.

Vorteile:

Love that it's free and that it works all the time, with no fuss and no muss. It might take a bit to get up to speed on how to use it, but individuals familiar with other accounting programs shouldn't have any trouble. It even has a mobile piece (Android) where I can track trip expenses.

Nachteile:

There is a steep learning curve at the beginning - particularly for those who may not be familiar with double-entry accounting. The mobile piece needs to have a better way of integrating with the main data file. There is also no way to have multiple users accessing the main data file.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Religiöse Einrichtungen, 51–200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Best free accounting software

5,0 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: Once I got the hang of the application, I enjoyed the ease and accuracy of keeping track of my expenses and accounts. It is very stable and does more than I'll ever need!

Vorteile:

This application is feature rich for a software product that is opensource and free. It is great for personal and small businesses.

Nachteile:

A little challenging to setup if you don't understand the basics of bookkeeping and accounting. It took a bit to get used to the interface and understand how the application worked.

Kevin
Consultant / owner in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Verbraucherdienste, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Works great, wish it had multi-user

4,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: I have been using it for years for my personal needs. I would recommend it to more customers / clients if it could be used on multiple systems. As it stands though, I have recommended it to numerous people that just have one person in accounting / sales / etc.

Vorteile:

It is free, just a click to download and install on Windows. A quick install from the application manager in Linux/Debian/Ubuntu.

Nachteile:

It does not support multi-users. Meaning if you have the file open on one system, you can not open that company on another. So if you want two people to be able to invoice at the same time, they can't.

Ionel Razvan
Ionel Razvan
IT Tech in Rumänien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Computer-Hardware, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

GnuCash accounting software

5,0 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: I have a monthly clear income/expense balance, so I know what expenses should be avoided or are needed.

Vorteile:

A very good software for personal accounting, and for business accounting too. I am using it for my personal income/expense balance.

Nachteile:

I had troubles to use it on Mac OS X. I almost lost all my accounting details. Lucky me that I use an automatic backup solution.

Nicolas
Nicolas
Owner in Frankreich
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Informationsdienst, 2–10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

A complete solution, a banking UX

5,0 letztes Jahr

Vorteile:

The strength of GnuCash is the multitude of its functionalities to manage all types of account and all kinds of operations. Nothing is impossible (or almost).

Nachteile:

The UI to create graphs is the main weakness of GnuCash, the time spent reporting is a deal breaker.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
, 11–50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

It's a free, professional, accounting software, kind of usable for personal finance

4,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

I use it to keep my personal finance. It's also a professional tool so it has many features that I will probably never use, but they don't get much in the way. Double entry is a powerful tool when you get the grasps of it, making it possible to bind together transactions between more than two accounts. It can also track stock prices and it's possible to update them with some setup. Charts and reports are available and very flexible. It's free and open source, so you can trust it with your numbers. There are mobile apps that help you not bringing around dozens of receipts to remember where you've spent your money.

Nachteile:

If you're not a professional accountant, you'll need some time to get used to "double entry", and I still get confused sometimes. The setup of stock prices update is definitely not easy (esp. on Linux). Charts and reports require quite some work to get the most out of them, the presets are not that insightful. The Android app I use (GnuCash for Android) is nice but the export/import procedure is annoying: in some cases, you even have to tell GnuCash which date format you're using, and you probably have no idea without checking in the XML file!

Thomas
Owner in Honduras
Non-Profit-Organisation Management, 11–50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

I have been using GnuCash for personal accounting and for two small businesses for over three years.

5,0 vor 7 Jahren

Kommentare: No cost for product or use of product. Saves time. Very productive. Ease of use.

Vorteile:

The ease of use, the double entry accounting, and the different functions, reports, and tools are excellent. The tools for different currency accounts are excellent for our international business.

Nachteile:

There is a learning curve. Small things, such as learning how to print a register, can be a bit tedious in learning and doing the first time. While there is a user's manual and searching for assistance online is available, finding the answer to a question or learning how to do something often takes much trial and error and just simple experimenting with clicks key punches.

Toby
Contracts Manager in UK
Medienproduktion, 11–50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Free software for creating invoices and tracking payments

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: I implemented GnuCash when my department did not have a digital invoicing system in place for internal invoicing. We invoice between departments, and we were doing it on a spreadsheet, which was not optimal as sometimes mistakes were made. I implemented GnuCash myself, and I was able to do this as it was free of cost to download and use. We now have an internal billing system that tracks accounts payable and accounts receivable, and it is much more accurate and efficient.

Vorteile:

I like that GnuCash is free, open source software, so there is no cost to use it, so I was able to implement it without putting forward a budget, and this was able to let me implement it quickly.

Nachteile:

It isn't as polished as paid-for software, but it is also more flexible, so I think the negatives and positives on this issue balance out.

Bill
Owner in USA
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Free, and free, accounting software

5,0 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: My small business has run on GnuCash since the late '90s. Never had a problem with it, through numerous upgrades and system replacements. And no calling the vendor for permission to run it on a new computer!

Vorteile:

GnuCash is Free software, as in, you are free to use it, study the code, modify it to suit your own needs, and share it with others. It is also free, as in, zero cost. I use it because it is not Quickbooks, nor Intuit. However, it does have its own merits: auto-complete register entries, bank import with auto-matching, customizable reports, light on system resources. It also saves to compressed or plain-text files. The plain-text files are searchable outside of the program. I can search 20 years of financial records in two seconds.

Nachteile:

User preferences are saved with the company file. So every time you start a new file, you have to set your preferences again.

Tracy
Owner/Designer in USA
Design, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Fine if you like bookeeping

4,0 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: I have never regretted switching from GnuCash to Xero for my business bookkeeping. But my husband and I still use GnuCash for our household books. It's more work than Xero, but it really is nice to have a free/self-hosted solution to keep our finances under control.

Vorteile:

The price tag (free) is hard to beat. Hosting the database locally yourself (vs. an online cloud solution) lets you control the security of your data.

Nachteile:

It's all so manual. Downloading your bank feeds, importing into the software, categorizing all of your transactions - GnuCash gets a little better at recognizing some of the common ones, but it still miscategorizes a lot of them. You still end up having to go through each one line by line, and it can be pretty slow waiting for the import to happen. The interface is really clunky, too.

David
Managing Director in UK
Elektrische/elektronische Fertigung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

Excellent, totally free, and perfect for small business

5,0 letztes Jahr

Vorteile:

1) Works perfectly adequate for my business 2) It’s open source, so one is not locked in to paying a monthly fee. 3) It runs on multiple platforms

Nachteile:

I have found it perfect, but I do see a problem that might make it unusable in some businesses. Only one person can enter transactions at any one time. So if you have 10 sales people all taking orders, they could not all be entering transactions at the same time.

Nestor
Owner in USA
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, 2–10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

I have been using GnuCash for 5 years

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: I will continue to use for my personal and business needs.

Vorteile:

Very nice functional multi ledger, double-entry accounting with QIX/F files and bank statement imports. You can create balance sheet and income statement financial reports which you can customize and print. Love the price ;) and not being tied to yearly licenses and support up-selling.

Nachteile:

Setting it up takes some work specially when you use it to for business, but GnuCash has a thriving community with lots of information in the web and your bookkeeper should not have trouble finding answers. You can also find resources that could help you further customize the application to suit your business.

David
Lecturer in USA
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Powerful personal accounting software that's free!

4,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

The account setup is customizable and fairly easy to modify / update on the fly. The ability to automatically grab stock quotes (though recently has become a little more difficult) is very helpful. I use the reports often to understand how my investments are going as well as tracking expenses and adjusting my spending accordingly.

Nachteile:

The mobile app does not easily import transactions into the database. A cloud based database would be more useful as I need to be at my computer (or one linked to my cloud drive) to access the database. While I understand the need for it, the double entry book keeping system takes a little getting used to.

Terry
Owner in USA
Informationstechnologie & -dienste, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

GnuCash does it all

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: I have used GnuCash for over 10 years on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. It was an excellent package when I started and has improved with updates. Having taught accounting, I find it provides everything needed for personal and business use.

Vorteile:

GnuCash has drop-down menus to access everything needed in reporting. One drop-down menu has a link to automatically generate all closing entries at the end of the year. When making entries, it will remember information for last corresponding entry, just change amount.

Nachteile:

I can generate a long list of back-up files, if not tuned properly.

Viche
Payment Specialist in Österreich
Finanzdienstleistungen, 501–1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Can be of great help when it comes to your personal budget

5,0 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: I've set a goal of saving up for a deposit for a house and GnuCash helps me stay on track with my budget .

Vorteile:

It doesn't cost anything to use .Supports multiple currencies .You can switch between multiple accounts and work on them individually .Income and expenses are easy to distinguish ,which helps you see where you are siphoning money .

Nachteile:

You get several options when it comes to generating reports ( Pie chart ,Bar chart and so on ) . If you pick Line charts ,they often become too large and unreadable on the screen.

Ed
Lawyer in USA
Anwaltskanzlei, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Accounting Alternative

4,0 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: As with other open source software, the world community of users generally makes it easy to solve any issues that come up. I'd recommend it to the more advanced user.

Vorteile:

I use gnuCash as a backup, supplemental accounting platform when I need to step outside of my practice management software. The level of customization makes it useful for special needs.

Nachteile:

A certain familiarity with open source software and a proper understanding of charts of accounts is necessary to get all you can out of this software.

SK
SK
BUSINESS PARTNER in Indien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Informationsdienst, 2–10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Robust free accounting software but support not that fast

3,0 vor 6 Jahren

Kommentare: For my business needs, I believe GNUCash is the answer though support when faced with a problem not always that fast.

Vorteile:

For those who are searching for a free accounting software for their individual or small business needs, GNUCash is perhaps the best given the robust features incorporated and a large community base. Being open source, the possibilities are endless for developers who can always add new codes to suit the needs.

Nachteile:

Unfortunately, the support is not fast if one faces a hurdle. As a user, if you want to post a query on their forum, you need to subscribe. In my case, I could not understand this condition and so my query was reverted back. GNUCash perhaps should address this point. I then posted my thread to another popular forum (StackExchange: Personal Finances & Money) and received first reply only after one month!

Verifizierter Rezensent
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Hochschulbildung, 1.001–5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Great open source accounting software

4,0 vor 5 Jahren

Vorteile:

I can setup the accounting structure however I like. It uses double entry bookkeeping to keep track of income and expenses. Does a good job tracking investments and can calculate capital gains based on lots bought/sold for better accuracy. Lots of reporting features.

Nachteile:

Getting used to the double entry system took some time. It used to be able to get online quotes for stocks, but that feature no longer works well. Not their fault since Yahoo broke it, but there isn't a reliable fix yet.

Steven
Customer Representative in Bulgarien
Finanzdienstleistungen, 501–1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

All the financial help you need .

5,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

GnuCash is great for both personal and small business use . It's spreadsheet like design makes it easy to keep track of income and expenses and make the necessary adjustments .It can be customized to your specific needs and is free to use .

Nachteile:

It requires a lot of time to set up initially ,especially if you are using it for a business .Is also hard to integrate on mobile

Brian
Owner in USA
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

A Great Alternative to Quickbooks

4,0 vor 6 Jahren

Vorteile:

In searching for an alternative to Quickbooks for a new startup business, I stumbled upon Gnucash as a cost-effective alternative. If you are comfortable with Quickbooks, Gnucash is a breeze to catch onto, set up, and use on a daily basis. It mirrors the setup very closely and is simple to set up.

Nachteile:

Gnucash is not set up to automatically integrate with very many other software applications, like its main competitor, so it could lead to a lot of manual data entry if this aspect is not thoroughly researched prior to setup.