Proposal “infra-applica-201608“ (Closed)Back

Title:Applications (Work Apps & Accounting)
Owner:babygiraffe
One-time payment: 444 DASH (74290 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 444 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2016-08-05 / 2016-09-20 (added on 2016-07-26)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 660 Yes / 6 No / 0 Abstain
External information: www.dashwhale.org/p/infra-applica-201608

Proposal description

This is a cross-post from Dash Forum

For the July payment cycle, we submitted a proposal for Google Applications that was approved for $300. You can see the original proposal here for all of the details on the request (I will not rehash them here): https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/proposal-google-apps-for-work-subscriptions.9222/

Community members suggested that we might be able to gain savings by purchasing an annual subscription through a reseller, so we investigated the option. We have a quote from a firm in Canada that offers a discount. In addition, by prefunding the full year, we can avoid a monthly proposal, which is obviously a lot of work. The quote includes 32 Google Apps accounts for $4,896 CAD. This equates to ~$3,717 USD for 12 months.

In addition, we have been researching accounting packages to allow the core team to keep much more accurate track of budgets, expenses, backup documentation, and enable reporting of an "income statement" and balance sheet quarterly (starting with the current quarter). This will provide much more transparency to the community on our financial position broken out by budget, and enable us to have fully auditable books with copies of invoices and/or contracts directly attached to each transaction.

After trialing more than a dozen potential solutions, I can tell you there is no accounting package that easily accommodates fiat, Bitcoin, and user-defined currencies in a single package (we will be using all three types). However, Quickbooks does contain the option for manual support of Bitcoin, and allows users to "confiscate" other currencies by overriding exchange rates. It is the most feasible package I have found for our needs. Additionally, Quickbooks has demonstrated a much greater willingness to work with us to enhance the product to support our needs.

The trial period is coming to an end, and we'd like to request a single-user annual license for $290 to enable formal accounting / record keeping for all core team managed funding. This is a substantial discount vs. the $324 a month-to-month payment would cost.

Requested funding is as follows for the August 5th budget cycle:
  • 407.53 Dash for annual Google Apps subscription for 32 users ($4,896 CAD @ 1.3173 CAD / USD @ $9.120 per Dash based on July 26th average rate at https://bitinfocharts.com/comparison/price-dash.html)
  • 31.80 Dash for annual Quickbooks license ($290 USD)
  • 5.00 Dash reimbursement for the proposal cost
Total: 444.33 Dash

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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1 point,11 months ago
Cross post:

I want to say that this proposal just warms my heart and gets it pumping out of control. I didn't know you all have been researching accounting software that will clearly account for all the funds being spent. I mean, it's something I would have loved to nag you all about, but felt it might be too soon and was giving you all leeway on it. But you're all already on top of it! What, excuse my French, a Fucking Awesome Team you've put together. You seem to want to be as open and clear as humanly possible with the project as us serious Dash enthusiasts (those that aren't just invested for profit but are here for the revolution Dash represents)

Knowing you're committed to being this organized and clear and documented makes me feel so at ease with the future of Dash. I know that when the time comes, we'll also take the steps I feel will eventually be needed in hiring a law firm and lobbyists and whatever we need to keep government off our toes, and win!

Oh, and I'm voting YES!
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