The reason those features are missing in SuiteCRM is because is not Accounting. Now there is some leverage we can get inside SuiteCRM. Specially by using integrations. One way to integrate accounting is by using Quickbooks and using the paid modules available in the store: https://store.suitecrm.com/search/1/quickbooks/
First @cherub-chum knows suitecrm really well and can build stuff if you need. I’ve been chatting with him on the side as well about accounting this week (strange timing). I have made the decision to jump into this project https://akaunting.com/ It’s really great and in my opinion the closest thing to a ‘quick books experience’ without QB. I really don’t like the way QB held me hostage to give me the ‘feature’ of making a bill. A ‘feature’ ?? Charge extra to create a bill?? that was the final straw. I jumped ship. However, it’s not perfect over there and I’m still in an ‘evaluation stage’ but I’m going to try for more than one business. I feel that if SuiteCRM were to connect to Akaunting, we might have a real ‘thing’. They both open source, similar models with ‘installable paid apps’ and really good foundation. I would encourage all devs and business owners to start looking at this.
I’ve also already looked into this, and it seems great . Do you think it would be easy to build a connector to SuiteCrm? Than we maybe would have the best out of both worlds . If docker maintainers are here, the akaunting docker project is looking for maintainers . https://github.com/akaunting/docker/issues/13
This could be a great app to build… I would pay the usual ‘app price’ to be able to integrate with suitecrm for sure to save the time of building it etc.
I repeat that from what I can see Akaunting seems like the accounting home-run we’ve been looking for. You can’t expect SuiteCRM to be a ‘real accounting software’. Accountants need to be able to log in and do their ‘usual work’. They can’t be distracted with the ‘suitecrm stuff’. Akaunting is very clean and promising. Once the bugs are gone, I can fully promote it to every business owner but right now it’s still a little for the adventurous… I wrote a document somewhere about how to set it up… forgot to blog it. remind me and I’ll ‘try’ to blog it in next few months ha