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March 2, 2009


As part of my job at Catalyst I've been part of a process of evaluating Open Source ERP systems. The first one up is OpenERP and I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised. Having come from a long term SAP background, I'm appreciating the thought that has gone into usability, and intuitiveness of the user experience. Also - big bonus - it's NOT written in Java, but Python!

Having just finished the Order to Cash cycle, and then followed it through on the Financial reporting. and cost account side, I'm finding that there is nothing missing that I would have expected to find from SAP - I'm excited, as I feel that OpenSource may have finally reached prime time in the ERP world.

Next up will be Compiere, which will have to go a long way to win me over I think.

Note: on reflection, I should add that this is in the context of SMB.

Posted by PiersHarding at March 2, 2009 8:06 PM