NolaPro is a web-based accounting application running under MySQL and PHP, and released as proprietary freeware. First released in 2003, NolaPro is a low-cost alternative to programs like Quickbooks and NetSuite, suited to small, medium and larger businesses.
A major milestone release of its 6.0 version will be released in 2016 featuring a new, polished web interface and over 5,000 improvements from the previous version. This new release was awarded 5 of 5 star rating from the CNet Editors at Download.com, where it typically ranks in the top 10 out of over 1300 business applications.
Unlike most commercial business software, NolaPro allows procurement of its source code for companies to develop their own ERP systems or to integrate into their in-house applications
NolaPro is cross-platform, installs locally on Microsoft Windows and Linux, and is accessible from most operating systems including Mac OS, Unix, and SunOS. NolaPro uses a MySQL backend and is accessed via a web browser.
This software suite includes the following modules:Accounts Payable / Vendor Database
Billing (Accounts Receivable)
Custom Link Menu
Internal Message System
Optional modules include:Business-to-Business (B2B Web Portal)
Employee Time Tracking (Timeclock)
Order Entry (Fulfillment & Service) / Customer Database
Open-Source Shopping Cart (modified OSCommerce) for e-commerce transactions.
NolaPro is also available as an on-demand hosted service (cloud/SaaS model) directly from the author, and offers a free license for partners, CPAs and consultants who wish to host and resell it as a client service.
Multi-currency is available for NolaPro, making it one of the few small applications which will fluidly support monetary exchange rates. An API is also available (beta) for developers who wish to integrate NolaPro with their in-house or 3rd party applications.
NolaPro has been translated into numerous languages by the NolaPro community, including Spanish, Chinese, Afrikaans and Vietnamese. In support of this, the author has approved 28 public language translation sites to accept contributions and includes over 200 official NolaPro partners worldwide.
NolaPro is featured on all Lenovo devices with Windows 8 in the Lenovo store.
In May 2005, NolaPro was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine by its inclusion in Entrepreneur's 2005 Complete Guide to Software.