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Time Narration
00:01 Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on Overview of FrontAccounting.
00:07 In this tutorial, we will learn about:
00:10 FrontAccounting
00:12 Features of FrontAccounting
00:15 and the content available in various tutorials under this series
00:20 To record this tutorial, I am using:
00:23 Ubuntu Linux OS version 14.04
00:27 FrontAccounting version 2.3.24
00:31 To follow this tutorial, you should have knowledge of
00:35 Higher secondary commerce and Accounting.
00:39 First, let us learn about FrontAccounting.
00:43 FrontAccounting is a web based accounting software for small to medium sized enterprises.
00:50 It is an open source software.
00:53 Here are some of the key features of FrontAccounting.
00:58 It works on Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems
01:03 It automates accounting tasks and thereby reduces chances of error
01:10 FrontAccounting gives a professional output.
01:14 It contains a number of ready to use report templates
01:19 It helps to manage all aspects of business. i.e from job costing to inventory management to financial statements
01:29 FrontAccounting can be used by

Accountants, Finance professionals

Commerce teachers and students

01:39 Now, we will briefly go through the individual tutorials in this series.
01:44 The first tutorial in this series explains-
01:48 Installation of FrontAccounting in Ubuntu Linux operating system.
01:53 The pre-requisites for installation such as Apache, PHP5 and MySQL server
02:00 And how to create a database for FrontAccounting
02:05 Here is a glimpse of the tutorial.
02:09 Open any web browser and go to this URL:

02:13 Click on the Download button
02:16 Immediately, the download begins.
02:19 Save the tar.gz file that is displayed on the screen.
02:25 The next tutorial is Installation of FrontAccounting on Window operating system.
02:32 This tutorial explains how to Download FrontAccounting software
02:37 Create a database for FrontAccounting and
02:40 Install FrontAccounting software in Windows operating system
02:45 Let us have a look at this tutorial.
02:49 Let's begin
02:51 To run FrontAccounting, we require a web server, php and a database on our machine.
02:57 We will use Apache as our web server and MySQL as our database.
03:04 By installing XAMPP package, all of these will get installed together.
03:10 The next tutorial is Setup FrontAccounting'.
03:14 Here we will learn
03:16 FrontAccounting interface

Various modules in the Setup tab

Create our own Organization or Company

Setup User accounts

Setup access permissions and

Setup display

03:33 Here is a glimpse of the tutorial.
03:37 Let us start with the Setup tab in FrontAccounting.
03:41 The setup tab is used for Company Setting.
03:45 Parameters, default values and preferences are entered in this option.
03:52 Click on the Setup tab.
03:55 The next tutorial is Banking and General Ledger in FrontAccounting.
04:00 This will help us to know how to create

General Ledger Classes

General Ledger Groups

General Ledger Accounts

04:10 Also we will learn to

Pass a Journal Entry

See the reflection in Balance Sheet and

Void a transaction

04:21 Let me play this tutorial.
04:24 The FrontAccounting window opens.
04:27 Click on Banking and General Ledger tab.
04:30 We can see various options under this tab, such as:
04:34 Payments
04:36 Deposits
04:38 Journal Entry etc.
04:41 The next tutorial will explain the Items and Inventory in FrontAccounting.
04:47 In this tutorial, we will learn to set
04:50 Units of Measure


Item Category

Sales Pricing

04:59 Let's have a look at this tutorial.
05:03 Before we start let us understand the meaning of Items.
05:07 Items are the things which you can buy or sell in the business.
05:12 We have to keep a record that lists key information about an inventory item.
05:18 Now, let us see the meaning of Inventory.
05:22 It is a complete listing of

Stock in hand,

Work in progress,

05:29 The next tutorial is about Sales in FrontAccounting.
05:33 It explains the setup of
05:36 Sales Types

Sales Persons

Sales Areas

Add and manage customers and Branches

05:46 We will also learn to make:
05:48 Sales Quotation Entry

Sales Order Entry

Make Delivery

Sales Order Inquiry

05:57 Here is a glimpse of the tutorial.
06:00 Click on the Sales tab.
06:02 There are various panels here
06:05 The Transactions panel is used for making transactions related to Sales.
06:11 To make a transaction we have to use the options:
06:15 Sales Quotation Entry and
06:17 Sales Order Entry.
06:19 The next tutorial will explain the Purchases in FrontAccounting.
06:24 Here we will learn to
06:26 Add Suppliers

Make a Purchase Order Entry

Goods Receivable Note and

To create Suppliers invoice

06:36 Let's have a look at this tutorial.
06:40 Let us start by opening the Frontaccounting interface.
06:44 Click on the Purchases tab.
06:47 We can see various panels here.
06:51 The Transactions panel is used for making transactions related to Purchases.
06:57 To make a transaction we have to use the options:
07:01 Purchase Order Entry
07:03 Direct GRN
07:05 Supplier Invoices
07:08 Let us summarise.
07:10 In this tutorial, we learnt about FrontAccounting.
07:14 and went through the tutorials in this series.
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