Compiere

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Compiere
Developer(s) Consona Corporation
Stable release 3.3 / March 24, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-03-24)
Operating system Unix-like, Microsoft Windows
Type ERP, CRM
License GPL or Privative
Website www.compiere.com

Compiere (pronounced KOM-pyeh-reh, "to accomplish, complete, fulfill" in Italian) is an open source ERP and CRM business solution for the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) in distribution, retail, service and manufacturing. Compiere is distributed by Consona Corporation and through a Partner Network, a collection of trained and authorized business partners.

Compiere was founded in 1999 by Jorg Janke [1] and was a top 10 project in Sourceforge[2] from 2002 for 4 years [3] reaching one million downloads and 100 partners in 2006.

In 2006, Compiere, Inc. raised venture capital from New Enterprise Associates[4] with the goal of transforming the successful open source ERP project into a growing and sustainable commercial open source business. In 2007, the company added new executives, revamped engineering and support processes, and expanded its sales and service channels .[5] The Compiere product line expanded to include Professional, Enterprise and Cloud Editions while the company continued to maintain the open source foundation as Community Edition .[6]

Like many commercial ventures built around open source projects, there was a degree of contention between company management (who sought to monetize the investments in R&D, Services and Support) and voices from the Adempiere community (who desired that Compiere source code and business processes remained free and open). On June 16, 2010, Consona acquired Compiere, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed .[7]

The application and source code is provided on the basis of the GNU General Public License version 2; this comprises the Community Edition. Also available for a fee is a Professional Edition with more features, a commercial license, documentation and support contracts.

Functionality[edit]

Compiere encompasses ERP functionality, but in order to avoid the duplication of information and the need for synchronization, it's organized in a different way. Compiere modules are: Quote to Cash, Requisition-to-Pay, Customer relationship management, Partner Relations Management, Supply Chain Management, Performance Analysis, Warehouse, Double-entry bookkeeping, Work-flow-Management and Web Store. A manufacturing module is being developed within an independent project CMPCS (see external links section).

Architecture[edit]

Compiere is a Model Driven Architecture development, deployment and maintenance framework designed with the intention of following changes as business evolves. At any time, customers can change the information structure, adjusting to new information needs. Compiere provides multiple views of business information based on the detail of the actual transactions. This structure allows flexibility and integration of supplemental external information. And since information is presented as views (using Compiere's MVC architecture), they can be changed to meet the needs of the business. Compiere is entirely based on the concept of Active Data Dictionary (ADD). Compiere Data Dictionary contains definitions of a data entity (type, validation, etc.), how it is displayed (label on screens and reports, help, display sequence and position relative to other fields), and the display rules. It also contains security and access rules.

Compiere has been developed with Java EE.[citation needed]

Database independence[edit]

Compiere has been criticized for not being a pure open source product because of its dependence on Oracle database (including the free Oracle XE); this is changing now, since version 2.5.2 Compiere is database independent to some extent. The project has released a Database Kit for porting Compiere to multiple databases. PostgreSQL, MySQL and Sybase ports are in Beta status. Compiere can also be run under the Firebird database using the Fyracle extensions, without porting.

Taking advantage of the Database Kit to create a port for the Apache Derby database the ER/Box project provides an integrated all-Java, all open source Compiere distribution. In addition to the Apache Derby database port ER/Box is also capable of running on PostgreSQL.

Compiere also works with the open source alternative to Oracle database, EnterpriseDB. User documentation is still offered on a fee-based accessibility.

Translations[edit]

Language                Available Through
Arabic                  Community
Bulgarian               Community
Catalan                 Community
Croatian                Community
Chinese (simplified)    Community
Chinese (traditional)   Community
Danish                  Community
Dutch                   Web Store
Farsi                   Community
Finnish                 Community
French                  Web Store
German                  Web Store
Indonesia Bahasa        Community
Italian                 Web Store
Malay                   Community
Romanian                Community
Russian                 Community
Spanish                 Web Store
Thai                    Community
US English              Included
Vietnamese              Community

[citation needed]

Releases[edit]

Compiere ERP + CRM Released Versions
Version Release Date Description
1.0.0 Beta 1999 Preview version
2.0.0 Beta 2000 Initial version of Compiere ERP + CRM
2.3.1 Beta 2001-10-10 Compiere ERP + CRM Business Solution for Linux And Windows[8][9]
2.4.0 Beta 2001-11-12 Compiere ERP + CRM Business Solution for Linux And Windows[8][9]
2.4.2 2002-03-05 Major release, for Linux And Windows[8][9]
2.4.2b 2002-03-14 Minor release, for Linux And Windows[8][9]
2.4.2d 2002-06-17 Minor release, for Linux And Windows[8][9]
2.4.3b 2002-11-18 Maintenance release, non-specific OS[10]
2.4.3c 2002-12-12 Maintenance release, non-specific OS[10]
R2.4.4 2003-02-24 Maintenance, non-specific platform release[10]
R2.4.4a 2003-03-21 Maintenance, non-specific platform release[10]
R2.4.4b 2003-04-30 Maintenance, non-specific platform release[10]
R2.4.4c 2003-05-15 Maintenance, non-specific platform release[10]
R2.5.0d 2003-10-10 Maintenance, non-specific platform release[10]
R2.5.0d 2003-12-03 Maintenance, non-specific platform release[10]
R2.5.0e 2004-01-31 Maintenance release for non-specific OS, Platform Specific releases were discontinued from now[11]
R2.5.1 2004-02-18 Major release[10]
R2.5.1a 2004-05-03 Maintenance release[10]
R2.5.1b 2004-05-09 Maintenance release[10]
R2.5.1e 2004-08-28 Maintenance release[10]
R2.5.1f 2004-09-10 Maintenance release[10]
R2.5.1g 2004-11-09 Maintenance release[10]
R2.5.2 2005-02-14 Major release[10]
R2.5.2a 2005-02-27 Maintenance release[10]
R2.5.2b 2005-03-19 Maintenance release[10]
R2.5.2c 2005-05-09 Maintenance release[10]
R2.5.2d 2005-06-02 Maintenance release[10]
R2.5.3a 2005-10-29 Maintenance release[10]
R2.5.3b 2006-02-25 Maintenance release[10]
R2.6.0a 2006-11-04 Maintenance release[10]
R2.6.0c 2007-02-11 Maintenance release[10]
R2.6.1 2007-05-14 Major release[10]
R3.0.0 2007-12-04 Major release[10]
R3.1.0 2008-08-06 Major release[12]
R3.2.0 2010-01-19 Major release for Community[13]
R3.3.0 2010-06-01 Major release[14]

See also[edit]

spin-offs[edit]

  • Adempiere: Disagreement between a component of the Compiere user community and Compiere, Inc. resulted in the creation of this spin-off Open Source project. The primary point of dispute was a belief by members of the user community that Compiere, Inc. had ignored the contributions and concerns of community members. Their claim[15] was that the continuing direction of the product was driven mainly by Compiere, Inc.'s venture capital partners and not the user community at-large.
  • Openbravo ERP
  • iDempiere is a spin-off of ADempiere. It modularized the code through the OSGi framework so it allows a plugin architecture. Today it is the ERP project driven by the most widespread, active and open community (not backed by a single company).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jorg Janke
  2. ^ Sourceforge
  3. ^ "Sourceforge statistics for Compiere". 
  4. ^ "Press Release". Compiere. 20 June 2006. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Press Release". Compiere. 13 March 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Press Release". Compiere. 7 October 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Press Release". Consona. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c d e http://sourceforge.net/projects/compiere/files/Compiere-linux_unix/ Compiere ERP + CRM Business Solution - Browse -Compiere-linux_unix at SourceForge.net
  9. ^ a b c d e http://sourceforge.net/projects/compiere/files/Compiere-win/ Compiere ERP + CRM Business Solution - Browse -Compiere-win at SourceForge.net
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y http://sourceforge.net/projects/compiere/files/Compiere/ Compiere ERP + CRM Business Solution - Browse -Compiere at SourceForge.net
  11. ^ http://sourceforge.net/projects/compiere/files/Compiere-win/OS_Specific_Discontinued/ Compiere ERP + CRM Business Solution - Browse -Compiere-win-OS_Specific_Discontinued at SourceForge.net
  12. ^ http://wiki.compiere.com/display/Community/Compiere+3.1+Now+Available Compiere 3.1 Now Available - Compiere Community - Compiere Wiki
  13. ^ http://wiki.compiere.com/display/Community/Compiere+3.2+Release+for+Community Compiere 3.2 Release for Community - Compiere Community - Compiere Wiki
  14. ^ http://www.scribd.com/doc/38931753/Compiere-Release-Notes-3-3 Compiere Release Notes 3.3
  15. ^ "Debate - Has Compiere Become Closed? Do We Fork? How?". red1.org. 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2007-04-11. 

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