Finance::Quote is a Perl module which can fetch on-line stock quotes, including those from American, European, Canadian and Australian markets. Information from a number of investment houses is also available. Features include currency lookups and conversions, automatic failover support, and loadable user modules.
Finance-QuoteHist provides Finance::QuoteHist, a Perl module that provides easy fetching of historical stock quotes from a variety of sources on the Web. The bundle includes the underlying site-specific modules. Reliability is enhanced through the use of symbolic extraction provided by HTML::TableExtract along with automatic failover to alternate sites.
Finance::CompanyNames is a Perl module for finding names of companies in arbitrary English text. The module can locate names and their variants, using statistical language processing methods. It is possible to automatically locate instances of "XYZ Corp" as well as "XYZ Corp.", "XYZ Corporation", and even "XYZ". This module fulfills a common need for programmers in the financial and investment communities.
Wiaflos Accounting is an attempt to create a multi-platform server-client based accounting system. The goal is to have a central accounting engine which can either run on a dedicated server or on the same PC as the client interface. A SOAP API allows for the easy writing of GUI or Web interfaces or for tying into in-house systems. It is intended to be useful for everyone from single-person organizations to multinational corporate entities.