GNUKhata is a free and flexible software for accounting and inventory management being developed at Digital Freedom Foundation . It is a Free and Open Source Software. that supports a wide range of applications in every field of economic activity, including factory or farm-based production, point of sales accounting & inventory and work in the service sector. While it serves such traditional accounting requirements, its special feature is that it can support emerging sectors of the economy who are being required to keep audited accounts, such as self-help groups, craft producers and micro-finance groups. GNUKhata is highly customizable, given its open source nature. It can be easily transformed into Indian languages, largely unreached by existing software solutions. GNUKhata is soon to be extended to include a payroll section. We hope to take it to a stage where it can become a tool for remote banking.
News & Updates
GNUKhata version 3.5.1 released
We are pleased to bring version 3.5.1 of GNUKhata to our users. This version of GNUKhata comes with some exciting new features, some of them being much awaited and a lot of improvements over the inventory management module. This is a big step forward from the previous version that had features of basic inventory management along back up and recovery of your data in GNUKhata.
New features and improvements in GNUKhata version 3.5.1
- Importing data from Tally
- The much awaited feature for importing data from Tally is finally here! An option "Import From Tally" has been added in "Administration" menu that opens a wizard which helps users migrate their books of account from Tally ERP9 to GNUKhata. The wizard has detailed description explaining how one can make use of this feature. Data in tally needs to be exported in spreadsheet(xlsx) format. You can download a sample workbook here. This workbook contains data exported from Tally ERP9 right from the desktop of our Domain Expert, CA Mr. Arun Kelkar. You can use this file both as a template as well as an example which you can try with an installation of GNUKhata.
- Localisation and Internationalisation
- GNUKhata team desires to make the software available in as many languages as possible. Now GNUKhata can be translated into any language if translation strings are available. This version has been localised in Marathi.
- Godown Wise Stock Report
- Option for viewing Godown Wise Stock Report has been added. User will be presented with a checkbox for choosing Godown Wise Stock Report while entering period for stock report if godowns have been created in GNUKhata. When it is checked user can choose a godown and view stock report for that particular godown.
- UI for entering godown wise stock
- This version lets the user to enter Godown Wise Opening Stock while creating a product in GNUKhata to enhance the feature of Godown Wise Stock Report.
- Tree view of categories
- An option to view tree view of categories has been provided so that heirarchy of categories can be presented well.
GNUKhata is being actively developed at Digital Freedom Foundation
Our active contributers
Mr Krishnakant Mane(Founder & Project Leader) email@example.com
CA Arun Kelkar (Domain Expert) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Ishan Masdekar (Project Manager) email@example.com
Mr Navin Karkera (Lead Developer) firstname.lastname@example.org
Abhijith Balan email@example.com
Abhishek Alai firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashutosh Paralikar email@example.com
Bhavesh Bawadhane firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinesh Sutar email@example.com
Pallavi Solanki firstname.lastname@example.org
Pornima Kolte email@example.com
Prajkta Patkar firstname.lastname@example.org
Sachin Patil email@example.com
Vaibhav Kurhe firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanita Rajpurohit email@example.com
Vinayak Kusumkar firstname.lastname@example.org
Our past contributers
Abhijeet Mote, Aditi Patil, Akshay Puradkar, Amit Chaugule,
Ankita Shanbhag, Aparna Kokirkar, Ashwini Jogdand, Ashwini Shinde,
Avinash Pathak, Ganesh Mashram, Girish Joshi, Girish Mane, Kanchan Kayande,
Namita Dubey, Nutan Nivate, Payal Mamidwar, Poonam Dhane, Priyali Mhetre,
Radhika Vadegaonkar kulkarni, Ravindra Lakal, Rupali Markad, Sadhana Bagal,
Sayali Yawle, Snehal Nighut, Shruti Surve, Shweta Pawar, Sundeep Padmanabh,
Trupti Kini, Ujwala Pawde, Vaishali Kamble and Vishakha Divekar.
You can try GNUKhata live and take it for a testdrive before installing on your machine. Click on live demo to try it now. You can later on download to install it on your machine. Note that this is only a demo and the data you enter will be periodically removed. GNUKhata is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox and Firefox based browsers. Login credentials for default organisation DFF are :- username = admin and password = admin.
You can download the complete installer for GNUKhata version 3.5.1 from here. This installer does not need internet for installing GNUKhata and works on Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 which are Long Term Support(LTS) versions. It also works on Linux Mint 18, 17.3, 17.2, 17.1 and 17. If you have a different brand of Linux you can download this installer which will require internet.
Those who have installed GNUKhata version 3 or later before can download this update pack. This update contains minor enhancements and trivial bug fixes. It will require an active internet connection while GNUKhata gets updated. Extract the file and double click the "updater" file to start installation.
Those who wish to remove GNUKhata can download the uninstaller from here.
Vision and Mission
GNUKhata is a free and open source accounting software. While there are a lot of FOSS based solutions available for most activities/ tasks, we find a dirth of such free software in the financial sector. GNUKhata was initiated in 2009 with the purpose to solve this problem. The project now in it's version 3 of web based enterprise application is being used by many organizations, including International Center for free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) and Chinmaya University in Kerala, Lokayat in Pune, AMTRON in Assam, several other small and medium scale industries and chartered accountants.
Contribute To GNUKhata
If you wish to contribute to GNUKhata you can do it in following ways
Help us Help others
Join the user's mailing list here and come on board.
You can also join the developers mailing list here and discuss the development and progress of GNUKhata and suggest new features.
Participate in development
If you are a programmer then you can contribute by coding, fixing bugs or taking up other programming tasks.
Get the latest source code from Gitlab for gnukhata core containing the logic the repository is here.
Get the latest source code from Gitlab for the integrated all in one front end the repository is here.
Funders and Partners
GNUKhata team and DFF profoundly thank our funders, supporters and partners without whom this free accounting software wouldn't have reached to the level it has acheived today.
Our funders include:
ICFOSS, a Kerala state government undertaking, has been funding Digital Freedom Foundation for the development of GNUKhata.The funding has been coming since the year 2012 and continuing. It has been instrumental to put the project in a position that it is now one of the biggest Indian contribution to free software.
The said central government body funded GNUKhata between the financial year 2010-11 and 2011-12. Most of the core logic of GNUKhata version 1 & 2 and the web based frontend was developed during this period when the funding was routed through Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.
NIXI as it is popularly known has been the first funder for GNUKhata when it started in a nascent stage in an organization named Comet Media Foundation. This funding from NIXI proved to be the vital startup which was needed to boost faster and dedicated development of GNUKhata.
TechBlue Software, the makers of Hamara Linux(a complete Indian distro) have recently funded GNUKhata particularly for the design of its web based front end and integration on Hamara Linux. Besides, the project is keenly interested in GNUKhata's accessibility as with al other software carefully chosen for the said distro. In addition, Hamara and DFF jointly aims to run courses in Free Software including GNUKhata for people with disability, especially visually disabled people.
We would love to hear from you.
You can suggest new features, send us your feedback or also ask for any help.
You can also talk to our domain expert Mr. Arun Kelkar. For any domain specific help or feature suggestion, you can write to him at email@example.com and he will be more than happy to respond.