Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Mark J

Updated · Jan 05, 2011

With a large following from impartial sites like and Open Source ERP Guru, for many years Open Source ERP has been quietly maturing. As noted in this report on SiliconIndia, The world of ERP has been dominated for years by the likes of SAP (NYSE: SAP), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), PeopleSoft and Baan. While not all available Open Source ERPs are mature, many are and it is those that deserve a serious consideration. While the systems offer deep in functionality they can be difficult to implement and expensive to support.

“Functionality: If you are one of the thousands of companies world-wide that distributes or manufactures products and services then there are stable and mature Open Source ERP products that meet your functionality needs. Generally speaking you will see all of the Open Source ERP provide the core Order to Cash, Supply Chain and Financial functionality in an integrated manner. Some, like Compiere, provide robust multi-national and organizational hierarchy structures that can support most organization’s business requirements. However, it is important to mention that most products available do not dive deep into the pool of functionality such as true capacity planning for manufacturers.”

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