A comprehensive accounting software package for business

Stansoft is a financial accounting solution that is designed for efficiency and functionality to operate your business.

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A financial management solution specifically designed for businesses operating on the Linux platform

With its advanced features in accounting, invoicing, inventory management, and payroll, Stansoft offers a seamless and efficient way to handle your company’s financial operations. Stansoft includes U.S. Payroll and is UK HMRC-recognised for PAYE payroll and MTD VAT.

Double-Entry Bookkeeping

This standard means that there must be at least two account entries, a debit and credit, for every transaction. The basic accounting equation of Assets = Liabilities + Owner’s Equity is used to keep the ledger in balance.

Accounts Payable

View and pay vendor invoices, and reconcile payments against bank statements.

Accounts Receivable

View customer balance and record payments on account. Create recurring customer invoices. Generate account statements, which can be printed or emailed.

General Ledger

Manage the chart of accounts, view the journals, and make entries to the general ledger.

Tax Control

Versatile tax system for calculating sales tax and other taxes based on money or quantity of the sale or purchase. Stansoft is recognised by HMRC for MTD VAT.


U.S. & UK PAYE RTI. Stansoft is recognised by HMRC for real time submissions.


Create customer invoices, picking slips, quotes, and credit notes. All documents can be printed, exported, or emailed.


Track product inventory levels, manage pricing, and receive inventory of purchased products. The inventory management supports traceability by using lot tracking to group items, including an expiration date on perishable goods.

Fuel Modules

Fuel Retail Sales, Fuel Management, and Fuel Dispatch are fully integrated modules for petroleum marketers and convenience store operators. Interfaces with Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale (POS). Supports UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN/UCC-13 barcode scanning.

Pros: I like the no-nonsense command-line interface. PAYE and connection to HMRC is an incredible feature to have. Cons: There's a lot of features. I only need it as a UK business, it would be cool if I could set it to a mode that would hide all the features and sections that wouldn't apply to me. Overall: If you're familiar with the command line or Linux terminals, and you need a payroll or accounting software -- give it a shot! The manual is super detailed and whenever I ran into an issue or there was something I wasn't sure about, I was able to get an answer from the developer. Can recommend!
D V S.
D V S.
Pros: Stansoft is an excellent accounting software that addresses the needs of small businesses. It has lot of functionality but as a user based in UK, I've only used only VAT MTD and HMRC PAYE modules. Cons: Text based UI Overall: As a small business owner based in UK, I found Stansoft is a feature rich accounting software that just works!
Suds M.
Suds M.
Pros: Runs in a Unix terminal. The features aren't hidden or obscured behind menu after menu. Reports are plain, easy to print or export into usable data. The support we have received for any issue/lack of knowledge has always been fantastic. Cons: I have yet to find anything I don't like about it. Overall: We use the product for payroll and MTD vat returns and couldn't be happier. The support staff are proactive in their updates, they know how to move around unix systems, and the software itself does everything I need it to do. No superfluous bells or whistles that get in the way.
A Stansoft User
A Stansoft User
Pros: HMRC approved for Vat and Paye submissions. Cons: Nothing to dislike if I am honest. Overall: A very good accounts program for Linux. Simple, does the job and more!
Paul C.
Paul C.