Not only does ERP improve the efficiency of an organisation it also serves to help the firm's management make more informed decisions.
Businesses constantly face a moving target. With globalization, competition from emerging countries, and technological improvements, organisations need to change.
Traditional communication tools such as the facsimile have long been replaced by email. The internet has meant that information needs to be available at all hours of the day, not merely the working day.
A modern business system needs to adapt accordingly. ERP software helps firms to rise to this challenge.
ERP software is an integrated suite of applications which commonly cover areas such as distribution, accounting, inventory, invoicing, shipping, logistics and manufacturing.
Such software is not only beneficial for large multinational organisations, as small and medium size enterprises can gain significant improvements in their efficiency by deploying ERP software.
All of the software featured in this article is released under a freely distributable license. Some of the software applications have proprietary versions too, which add custom features and additional functionality.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 10 high quality free Linux ERP software.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to enhance their organisation's efficiency.
|Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software|
|Openbravo||Designed with broad business functionality|
|Compiere||ERP & CRM solution for small and medium-sized enterprises|
|Apache OFBiz||Enterprise software framework|
|ADempiere||Business solution offering ERP, CRM & SCM functionality|
|opentaps||Based on Apache OFBiz|
|Dolibarr||Compact ERP & CRM|
|OpenERP||A complete ERP and CRM modular system|
|ERP5||Mission critical software for industrial organisations and government agencies|
|webERP||Complete web based accounting & ERP system for SMEs|
|PostBooks||Full-featured, fully-integrated accounting, ERP, and CRM system|