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I have spent 20 years in the IT industry designing and developing systems and the last 15 years teaching courses at universities (over 5,000 students taught). I originally got into systems as I found it to be a very challenging and rewarding field, with the ability to make a difference in helping businesses to run efficiently. Over the years I have built systems for airlines, banks, retail firms, and transportation firms. I like golfing, hiking, and horseback riding. I hold a PhD in Business and Technology from Northcentral University with a specialty in Electronic Commerce.

Check out my books on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iTunes.
The University Professor (novel)
Life as a Professor
MBA Strategic Analysis
E-Commerce Concepts
Computerized Financial Systems
You can contact me at rdyck@nucleus.com or at (403) 703 - 1878.

This G/L System is described in the above book on Computerized Financial Systems, which discusses systems for general ledgers, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, fixed assets, payroll, sales, and order processing.

The source code is distributed here so that everyone can build a virus free G/L system customized to their needs. All of the code is kept in a single file and basic coding is used to help illustrate concepts.
This system was intended for educational purposes but small businesses might also find value in it.

To compile this code, unzip it, download a copy of C# Express (Visual Studio) from Microsoft, pick the .NET desktop option on the download, open the project solution (.sln) file, and then press the Start icon. The GLERP.EXE program that is created will make its own database when it is used. Once you have located the program, then you can copy it to other directories to make more companies.
Both the instructional video and manual illustrate how to use the system.

To start using the system:
  1. Key in a company name
  2. Key in categories for accounts eg. Assets, Current, Sales, ...
  3. Key in accounts (types are B for balance sheet and I for income statement)
  4. Fill in the retained earnings account by the company name (the drop down may be used to see accounts)
  5. Define financial periods
  6. Enter a journal # to start a new batch of accounts to put in debit and credit amounts for activities
    (valid types are N for normal batches, A for accruals that auto-reverse, and R for recurring batches)
  7. Process your journal batches (you will be told which journals balance and can be posted)
  8. View and print your financial reports (and remember to close the year in the last financial period)