Monday, September 17, 2007

Trends 2007: ERP 2.0

Companies like SAP and Oracle have lock on ERP systems for enterprises. Why is there not Open Source alternatives to these large and comprehensive packages?

3 comments:

Ned Lilly, OpenMFG said...

Hi Anthony,

There are! See www.xtuple.com - PostBooks is a free and open source entry-level ERP/accounting/CRM package, and OpenMFG is its commercial edition (available under a hybrid source code license).

Best,
Ned

Anonymous said...

As Ned mentioned, there are a few references to open source ERP.

http://www.openmfg.com/
http://www.compiere.com/
http://www.tinyerp.org/

This one is particularly interesting.
http://ofbiz.apache.org/

Peter

Scott said...

Large companies are ok with the use of open source software for infrastructure and plumbing (e.g. Apache), however I think they'll always be reluctant to use open source for applications that run the business. CIOs don't want to end up on the front page of the wall street journal for their choice of an open source ERP system messing up their company's financials.