Enable multi-user editing
Allow multiple users, in a business to access the database at the same time so that multiple transactions can be entered or updated simultaneously, and do so with remote access capabilites like Terminal Server (Windows) or X-Term sessions (Linux/Unix) .
This is a feature in many commercial programs and this is exactly why many business users of such programs are not using GnuCash.
If GnuCash wants to secure donations from the business community beyond the home or individual operating as a business, this feature will make GnuCash extremely attractive to a market that routinely pays $3,000 to $5,000 for products lke Quickbooks Pro with $850-$1,000 per year support contracts.
Concurrent multi-user support has been part of our long-term goals for a while now:
Time to update the status of this feature request…
Note it still says “long-term”, which currently means several years ahead of us.
Admincstim (Core Developer, GnuCash) commented
I'm not opposed to this suggestion, but I'd just like to add that it will require an almost complete rewrite of gnucash. Subsequently, this rewrite will probably happen in another programming language (C++, Python, Whatever). And this rewrite will probably take 12-18 person-months until it reaches feature parity for the main business features.