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  1. Depreciation schedules

    It would be good to have depreciation schedules implemented. Right now we use scheduled transactions to run periodic transactions from Assets to Expense:Depreciation. However there more types of depreciation schedules in the wild and so specialized dialog/schedule is needed. It would be good to have such schedule to appear as soon as invoice containing an asset is entered so type of depreciation and effective life of an asset may be entered.

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  2. effective date for transactions

    as discussed here http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/SoC2007#.22EffectiveDate.22for_transactions
    and here http://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-devel/2003-May/009125.html

    it would be really useful to be able to specify an effective date for a transaction for budgeting and also reconciliation

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  3. Improve UI reliability on Mac OS X version

    I am using GnuCash 2.4.10 on Mac OS X. There are many minor UI bugs. See the list below. Yes, I will file bug reports for a few, but there are many problems.

    I suggest that developers and testers allocate some time for testing the basic UI operation on the Mac OS X version, and fix 20-50 minor problems. And/or, consider if there is a weakness in the development process which lets such bugs get into the build.

    OK, you will probably suggest that I do the testing, file the bug reports, then download the source, fix the bugs, and…

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  4. support merging two gnucash files

    Merging two gnucash files, which do not have redundant information.

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  5. wildcard match to assign accounts on import

    The most time consuming activity for me - assigning accounts to imported transactions. Most could be automated with a smart query string match using a wildcard. Most transactions are like this:

    Telco Co. Ltd {#2392Random Number58359}

    and I just want it assigned it to phone every time. I would look forward to using GnuCash then.

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  6. per-book accounting periods

    At the moment, all sets of books operated by the same user (under Linux, at least, no idea how it works with Windows) share the same accounting period. Changing the accounting period on one set of books changes it for all. This means that to have different sets of books with different accounting periods, one must set up different users, which is a very clunky workaround. By all means set a user-wide default, which any new book acquires, but it should then be settable on a per-book basis. This may be a more general idea that might also satisfy the…

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  7. Automatic import of qfx files

    When qfx file is downloaded from Bank's website it should be possible to "open this file" using Gnucash and gnucash should automatically open import window.

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  8. Support PAYe RTI submissions (UK)

    PAYe 'Real Time Information' (RTI) is compulsory submission of payroll information to HMRC in the UK. This looks to be sending a bunch of XML files with a particular format (see http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/softwaredevelopers/rti/index.htm ) whenever an employee is paid. A menu option to submit one or more selected payments, or even just raw values, would be very useful.

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  9. Split transaction when importing

    GnuCash can already remember which account to use to balance the transaction when importing. I think it is remembered based on the description column. I would like GnuCash to remember if it was a split transaction and if possible the percentage to use. Quicken already does it.

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  10. Easy way to connect GNU Cash to CRM Systems (SugarCRM, vTigerCRM, SplendidCRM, etc)

    It should be quite easy to connect GNU Cash to CRM Systems if you know how there SQL-db layout is. Doing this would make GNU Cash so much more valuable to companies. I myself do volunteer to implement this feature. If I can get one GNU Cash developer to cooperate with me on this (as I would be required to ask questions about GNU Cash internals).

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  11. Run back-end in a server mode to make Web interface or third party integration easier

    Separate then front-end (UI) and back-end (core) to make the UI be possible replaced by Web interface or other third-party integration.

    I have been using GnuCash in my small business for many years and I love it. However, it's a bit hard to do customization like Australia ATO BAS report etc.

    If the backend can be seperated from the front-end then it will be much easier to extend it's functionality. For example, I can make a small tool to interact with the back-end directly while keep the current UI unchanged.

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    We’re working on it, but our predecessors made some bad design decisions and so there’s core code in UI files where it doesn’t belong. It’s going to take a while to get that untangled.

    In the meantime you can write custom reports in Scheme and use the Scheme, Python, or C bindings to work with the engine objects. We use “backend” to refer to data storage, either SQL or XML. If you select a SQL backend (File>Save As, select SQL at the top of the dialog box) you can then use SQL queries to extract data and create reports.

  12. Resizing columns should follow common standards

    When you want to change the width of columns, you will discover GNUCashs unusual approach: When dragging a middle columns supposedly wider, the extra space gets allocated to the last column instead.

    GNUCash should follow th standards used e.g. in EXCEL or CALC.

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  13. Add a comparator index to stock/fund reports

    Although it is helpful to generate a report that shows your stock/fund is up 5%
    for the year, it is also very important to be able to compare it to an
    appropriate index which may show that most stocks/funds of that type are up
    10%. Index information could be obtained using the Security Editor and the
    Price Editor but there does not appear to be any way to generate a report that
    will plot the two values on the same graph.

    Recommendations:
    1. On the Price Editor screen, change the label "Namespace" to "Type" so that
    it matches the label…

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  14. Multi-year comparison report

    Is there a way to generate a multi-year report comparing multiple years in one report? Only way I've been able to do anything remotely close is to generate multiple reports and cycling between the tabs but it would be nice to be able to have all the information on one report separated by columns.

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  15. Create a unified tool for working with investments

    Right now, buying or selling stocks or shares of a mutual fund is a terribly complex thing to do, requiring a split transaction. Furthermore, doing this with a 401k is even more difficult, if, say, I wanted to reallocate my investments.

    I wish there were a tool to enter the necessary information (what I'm selling and for how much, and how I want to use the funds) and it would then create the transaction for me.

    Even more than this, it is difficult to deal with a 401k that is only partially vested. I wish this were more easy to…

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  16. allow multiple select in generic importer

    It would be great if you could highlight multiple transactions when importing an OFX file, and assign the same account (and action) to them all at the same time. This functionality currently exists in the QIF importer, but not in the generic importer.

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  17. Better automatic online banking setup for OFX download

    Most individuals don't have the time to manually enter their banking information. I had no success in connecting to a major bank (bank of america), despite reading all the help files I could find.

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  19. personalize the toolbar

    Currently, I am using the online banking menu items "Actions -> Online Banking
    -> Get Transactions" a lot. I would like to add buttons for those actions to
    the toolbar.

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  20. Lazy report/chart generation during startup

    When one does not close report/chart tabs before exit, next start up all reports/charts are regenerated during the startup. It dramatically slows down startup.

    I suggest to implement lazy report/chart generation. Meaning the report/chart is calculated when it needs to be displayed, so during startup only if it is selected tab or later when user switch to the tab with report/chart.

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