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Links

- [Project homepage](http://openpetra.org)
- [Source code](https://code.launchpad.net/~openpetracore/openpetraorg/trunkhosted)
- [ohloh](http://www.ohloh.net/p/openpetraorg)

## Technical

- C# [.NET, Mono]
- SQL [SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL]

## Preliminary evaluation

- [Started in 2009](http://www.ohloh.net/p/openpetraorg)

### Positive

- i18n, l10n
- Supports server-client deployments as well as standalone deployment.
- [Actively developed](http://www.ohloh.net/p/openpetraorg)
- [35 contributors](http://www.ohloh.net/p/openpetraorg)
- [Well-commented source code](http://www.ohloh.net/p/openpetraorg)
- [Extensibility is core](http://www.openpetra.org/organisation-benefits)
- Ledger-specific access control, three access levels.

### Negative

- In BETA state, presently used by at least two organizations, one for accounting, one for contact management.
- [Decreasing Y-O-Y commits](http://www.ohloh.net/p/openpetraorg) <pre>2013-11-13 16:10:00     christiank      joar: I have checked for the source of increased commits in January 2011: It is a mixture of a huge bug-fixing spree and the result of a merge-into-trunk of a Sideline Branch, which then still needed more development</pre>


## [[UseCases/FundAccounting]] evaluation

- Supports multiple ledgers

<pre>
2013-11-13 16:09:36     robp    quick reply re: fund accounting (and, to clarify, I'm not a "finance expert" but do have a good understanding of what the finance module in Petra - the percursor to OpenPetra - does)...as Tim points out we need to know from our finance users where Petra falls short of the requirements for fund accounting. Based on my rudimentary understanding of the term, I would think that much of what is needed for fund accounting can be achived with out Cost Centre structu
2013-11-13 16:09:36     robp    re (eg. production of BS and I&E reports on a specific part of the CC structure)
</pre>

## Comments

    │15:48:14      christiank [\n]
    | In case you or bkuhn want to read up for yourself what OpenPetra will be  │
    | covering in its Finance Module when it is completed then you can have a   │
    | look at the Petra Finance User Guide                                      │
    | (http://www.openpetra.org/en/user-manuals). OpenPetra is based on Petra   │
    | in terms of functionality.