Source Code Advocates

Including Source Code with Your Accounting Software


At Software Generation we have always been advocates for including source code when you purchase a system.   Most system do not include source code.   SBT Pro, Accpac Pro and Sage Pro included source code.   Sage X3 includes most of the code and Sage has a policy of making the restricted source code available if you have a reasonable business reason to need it.

Let us explain why source code is important.

The source code is the set of instructions that a computer program follows. It is written in a specific programming language by programmers or developers. The source code is the foundation of any software application or website. Having the source code for applications can have many benefits, such as:


Therefore, having the source code for applications can be important for software quality, security, and innovation.

  1. Benefits of open source code – OSS Watch
  2. What is source code? How it works and why you should own yours.
  3. What is Software Source Code and Why Should I Care About It?