Open Source ERP : Immediate Help would be highly appreciated

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Open Source ERP
Could anybody give me insights about Open Source ERP, benefits over specific modules other than the cost implications/ Also, are there any risks involved? Does there exist any framework for the implementation process?

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Regarding insights about Open Source ERP, there are very good articles, see below three of them:

  1. Infoworld: Open source is picking up momentum in the ERP market because of its flexibility and relatively low cost.
  2. What’s the most exciting technology of the next few years for the enterprise?
  3. ComputerWeekly: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suppliers – Essential Guide

Some Companies selling Open Source ERP Solutions are:

  2. Openbravo is the leading fully functional integrated web-based open source ERP
  3. Opentaps Open Source ERP CRM Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relations Management Manufacturing Software.
  4. Compiere open source ERP solution with CRM capabilities.

Since it can be hosted on manufacturer servers, it removes your botherations of installation, maintenance, uptime, upkeep etc. against a fixed cost and SLA

Security, Safety of your crucial business data is getting exposed but that can be taken care by a contract and penalties clause in SLA

Regarding a fixed framework for implementation – the process is simple but demands highly dedicated and sincere efforts – the process is Understand business, find gaps (gap analysis), fill gaps, User acceptance, training, implementation. This process I have listed broadly and in an unstructured manner that can further be broken down to micro level and defined milestones.

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  • mohitPromptCloud
    Hi Vibha,

    I have tried setting up ERPnext ERP system for our organisation. It's hosted on our own SSL servers so security is not much of a concern. The pros are that it can help in doing anything that other CRM systems enable such as recording and mailing leads or job applicants; even useful for HR processes such as leave applications.
    The only drawback I feel is that it's not as robust as Salesforce and also the analytics part is a bit weak. Also, you need some good technical people to set it up and customize to suit your requirements. All the best.

    - Mohit
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