@Dilshad, I appreciate your points. Yes, I am well aware not only of SAP but of other ERP systems and the many things they can do. That of course includes human resource planning, shipping and receiving, and other spheres of influence, depending on which modules you buy. But the key is to understand what they are: Enterprise Resource Planning tools. Some will, in fact, write the checks, verify inventory, and enforce a wide range of oversight functions on employees to avoid mistakes. In most, though, “accounting” is just one module among several.
Note Manager’s home page tag line: “…free accounting software for small business.” If a company needs the capabilities of an integrated ERP system, by all means it should use one. Likely, it will pay handsomely for it. @lubos and NGSoftware are providing a much simpler, but still highly useful and valuable, tool for those who do not through a creative “freemium” business model. Part of the model includes crowdsourcing of ideas for improvement, support among members through this forum, and an extraordinary level of responsiveness on bugs, etc. So welcome to our community!