Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari launches open source accounting software to help SMEs

The software- Kalculate Business Desktop is built on the Linux platform that complies with the Government's new open source policy

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has launched a totally indigenous software that will assist business users to do their Accounting-Inventory-Sales-Purchase in an affordable way.

Speaking at a function organized to launch the software, Gadkari mooted for information technology and bio-technology for India’s future and said Narendra Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, along with Made in India, would make the country ”Number one” in the world.   He stressed the need to lessen dependence on imports and encourage exports and convert knowledge into wealth.

The software- Kalculate Business Desktop (KBD)- which will be a boon for the SME industry, is built on the Linux platform that complies with the Government’s new Open-Source policy.    Being bundled with Open LX Linux Operating System, the user gets Operating System, Office Suite (with full compatibility to all other data formats, Internet Suite of applications, Graphics and Multimedia applications, Utilities, Tools and a lot more.

The software helps business users to get benefits of Secure (Virus-free), Friendly (Graphical User Interface), Affordable software by combining the power of Openlx Linux with Kalculate Business Accounting software.

KBD gives the user a standard-based Accounting-Inventory-Sales-Purchase in India by the Indian company that comes bundled with Operating System, Office and Internet Suite, Graphics and Multimedia tools, Utilities and a lot more that normal business users will find a boonfor legalising their desktops with affordable software.

Focused at SMEs that cannot afford high cost of software and is forced to take pirate copies, KBD is a solution that helps SMEs to legalize their software use without having to pay heavy penalties or high cost software.
Further, KBD being virus-free, gives a worry-free, secure environment to the industry that usually suffers frequent data-loss due to virus and Trojans. The total cost of business software for the company will come down to Rs 9,999 by using KBD.

The United News of India Chairman said the news agency would, from now on,   start using Linux software which was ”100 per cent swadeshi and would help bankers, accountants and all such professionals. Describing Mr Gadkari as a ‘Man with Midas touch’, he said he hoped that the software launched by the Minister would be a great help in the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Prime Minister.

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