Thursday, April 15, 2010

Open Source ERP Implementation

As an open source xTuple ERP Development Partner, I'm starting to see more acceptance for an open source ERP solution. xTuple is a robust ERP, with 100% of the functionality an inventory centric manufacturing or distribution would need. And more times than not all the requirements of other types of enterprises. Because of the open source approach - changes, modifications and extensions can be easily implemented and maintained.

One of the biggest challenges the open source ERP providers have is that users think that open source means "free" and "I can implement and support it myself". Yes, there is a free version of xTuple. And yes, there's an active community, good documentation and training videos for implementation and support. But this is Enterprise software, so its complex and challenging to implement - just like the proprietary versions.