|Original author(s)||Jorg Janke|
|Initial release||9 September 2006|
|Stable release||3.7.0-LTS / 1 September 2011|
|Operating system||Linux, OS X, Unix, Windows|
|Type||ERP, CRM, SCM|
The ADempiere project was created in September 2006. Disagreement between the open-source developer community that formed around the Compiere open-source ERP  software and the project's corporate sponsor ultimately led to the creation of Adempiere as a fork of Compiere. Within weeks of the fork, ADempiere reached the top five of the SourceForge.net rankings, and has remained one of the top-ranked open-source projects for a long time. This activity provides a measure of both the size of its developer community and also its impact on the open source ERP software market. In 2011 the core developers began to spin-off the project iDempiere (beginning as a technology test) with OSGi and other improvements. After a dispute some people stayed with the old project while most of the active community works today on iDempiere.
Goals of this project
The goal of the Adempiere project is the creation of a community-developed and supported open source business solution. The Adempiere community follows the open-source model of the Bazaar described in Eric Raymond's article The Cathedral and the Bazaar.
The following business areas are addressed by the Adempiere application:
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Supply Chain Management (SCM)
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Financial Performance Analysis
- Integrated Point of sale (POS) solution
- Integrated Web store
- Material Requirements Planning (or Manufacturing Resource Planning, in beta for Release 3.5), contributed by the Libero project.
All community members are entitled to their say in the project discussion forums. For practical purposes, the project is governed by a council of contributors. A leader is nominated from this council to act as overall project manager. The role of the Adempiere Council is to:
- Support decisions of the leader.
- Accept contributions.
- Define the roadmap.
- Review and approve specifications.
- Vote for new functionalities.
- Approve changes to core.
Adempiere is developed with Java EE technology, specifically utilizing the JBoss application server. Currently database support is restricted to Oracle and PostgreSQL. A MySQL port of the database is currently underway.
Adempiere inherited the Data Dictionary from the Compiere project. This architecture extends the Data Dictionary concept into the application; thus the application's entities, their validation rules and screen layout can be controlled from within the application itself. In practice, this means that customization of the application can be done without new coding. A Workflow Management Coalition and Object Management Group standards based workflow engine is utilized to provide Business Process Management. These features allow for the rapid customization of the application to a business's needs.
- Google Translation of ADempiere
- ADempiere follow GNU General Public License (GPL)
- From Compiere to ADempiere!
- Debate - Has Compiere Become Closed? Do We Fork? How?(Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:48 pm)Red1
- Open source ERP 'most active' SourceForge project
- Adempiere Community - Who we are?
- Features of ADempiere
- ADempiere PMC
- ADempiere Technology
-  ADempiere Data Dictionary Feature
- ADempiere RAD Architecture
- Official Community website
- Official Product website
- ADempiere Test/Demo OnLine
- OSEB - Brazilian Adempiere port
- Adempiere on SourceForge.net
- Adempiere at Ohloh
- Polish ADempiere Community (in Polish)