FrontAccouting - business accounting system

By Prof Kannan Moudgalya - Principal Investigator of Spoken Tutorial Project   |   Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Learners enrolled: 9739
This course comprises 11 audio-video spoken tutorials, using which you can self-learn FrontAccounting - business accounting system with ease. 

First of all install FrontAccounting software by following the steps given in this sheet.
  1. This sheet gives the steps to install the FrontAccounting software on Linux and Windows OS.
  2. Open the sheet, read the instructions for your OS and install the compilers on your machine.
  3. Cross-verify (as mentioned in the sheet) to confirm successful installation.
Next, read this sheet. https://spoken-tutorial.org/FrontAccounting-2.4.7-Instruction-Sheet-English.pdf/
  1. This sheet explains how to learn from spoken tutorials.
  2. This sheet also mentions some important information about the text editors while coding, how to use the command prompt (in Windows OS), how to use the Code Files, how to do the Assignments, etc.
  3. Read this sheet carefully and make a note of all the information, before you begin.
Follow the side-by-side learning methodology while learning from spoken tutorials - watch the video, listen to the instructions, pause the video, try out the command on your system.  You should get the exact same results as shown in the video.  If successful, proceed with the video.  Else, rewind and watch the video again and replicate the commands shown.

Complete all the videos in the given sequence one by one.
The Assignment for each tutorial is for your self-assessment only.  Do not upload it anywhere for evaluation.

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : Self Paced
Category :
  • Commerce
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Introduction to FrontAccounting

(FA) is a free and open source accounting software. FA is a multi-locational, multi-user, multi-lingual, multi-currency web-based accounting system for the entire Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) chain written in PHP, using MySQL.

is developed by an international team. Senior developer Joe Hunt (@joe) lives in Sweden and Janusz Dobrowolski (@itronics) is in Poland, while other developers come from USA, Canada, Egypt, Dubai, India, Australia, and elsewhere. Dr. Ap.Muthu lives in India and Singapore and joined the project in 2009 and maintains the OpenVZ port of the bleeding edge FrontAccounting Template besides contributing to the Wiki and the forums extensively.

FrontAccounting works on Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems. It automates accounting tasks. It contains a number of ready to use reports. It helps to manage all aspects of business. i.e from job costing to inventory management to financial statements

The contributors who helped create this tutorial series are - Pratik Kamble, Nirmala Venkat, Praveen Somu, Arvind Pillai and Nancy Varkey - all from Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay. The effort has been moderated and coordinated by the Spoken Tutorial team, IIT Bombay. The team received ample and timely guidance from Dr. Muthu.

Learners: UG/PG Commerce students, Commerce teachers, Accountants, Finance professionals, Business Management students

Important note to System Administrators:

1. Please ensure that you have the done the XAMPP and FrontAccounting installation successfully before the learners begin to learn from this tutorial series.

2. You may get some port error message while starting the XAMPP services. To change these ports, refer to the Additional Reading Material of the Installation tutorial.

3. Follow each step as shown in the Installation tutorial to do a successful installation.

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