Open Source ERP

Open Source ERP field is heating up. Compiere was the only one to have the mindshare and the customer base to try shaking the proprietary ERP world for SME. But now with Openbravo and OpenERP, we have 2 more potential shakers in the open source ERP field. Give them a try if you have a small/medium size business, open source ERP is ready for prime time.



ERP5 is a full featured high end Open Source ERP solution. It is used for mission critial ERP/CRM/MRP/SCM/PDM applications by industrial organisations and government agencies.

Compiere is the #1 Open Source ERP software application with fully integrated CRM software solutions. Compiere is a fully integrated business solution for small-to-medium enterprises worldwide. Compiere is based on business process rather then departmental boundaries.

GNU Enterprise is a meta-project which is part of the overall GNU Project. It is three linked things:

– 1. A set of tools, such as a data-aware user forms interface, a reporting system and an application server, which provide a development framework for enterprise information technology professionals to write or customise data-aware applications and deploy them effectively across large or small organisations. The GNUe platform boasts an open architecture and easy maintenance. It gives users a modular system and freedom from being stuck with a single-source vendor. GNUe supports multi-language interfaces and non-ASCII character sets.

-2. A set of packages written using the tools, to implement a full Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. From human resources, accounting, customer relationship management and project management to supply chain or e-commerce, GNUe can handle the needs of any business, large or small. GNUe supports multi-currency processing (including euro support).

– 3. A general community of support and resources for developers writing applications using the GNUe Tools (whether part of the ‘official’ GNUe Packages or not). It is designed to collect Enterprise software for the GNU system in a single location (much like the GNOME project collects Desktop software). GNUe is a Free Software project (released under the GNU General Public License) with a corps of volunteer developers around the world working on GNUe projects. This provides the added benefits of easy internationalization of applications. The project is working to provide a worldwide GNUe community, allowing everyone who is involved in the project access to other talented business information technology professionals.

CK-ERP is an open source ERP system. It comprises 19 modules: Admin, Contact Management,CRM, Customer Self Service,VRM, Ledger,Bank Reconciliation,Inventory,Service, AP,AR,PO,SO,Quotation, Point of Sales (Cashier),Point of Sales (Mgr), HR,Staff Self Service and Payroll.

OpenERP is an Open Source ERP.
It covers and integrates most enterprise needs and processes: Accounting, HR, Sales, CRMm, Purchase, Stock, Production, Services Management, Project Management, Marketing Campaign and management by affairs.

ADempiere is an industry strength solution that combines ERP, CRM and SCM support for business processes. As opposed to the so called “World Class” ERP solutions, ADempiere (originally based on Compiere®) was designed for the globalized world. While the current incumbent World Class ERP’s had to build layers on top of the core product in order to provide support for multiple languages, currencies, companies, etc., ADempiere had them embedded from the original design.

OpenMFG is an open source integrated enterprise application tailored specifically for small manufacturers.

OpenMFG is organized around 4 key modules:

– Manufacturing

– Supply Chain

– Materials Management

– Accounting

PostBooks is a full-featured, fully-integrated open source accounting, ERP, and CRM software, based on the award winning OpenMFG ERP Suite.

Built with the open source PostgreSQL database, and the open source Qt framework for C++, it provides the ultimate in power and flexibility for a range of businesses and industries. It includes the following modules:

* Accounting (general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, bank reconciliation, financial reporting)
* Sales (quotes, order entry, sales reporting, shipping)

opentaps Open Source ERP brings you the advanced features and scalability required for enterprise software with the flexibility and low cost of ownership that only open source can deliver.