|Original author(s)||Fabien Pinckaers|
|Developer(s)||OpenERP S.A. (previously Tiny sprl)|
|Stable release||7.0 / December 22, 2012|
|Preview release||current trunk version / daily|
|Operating system||Linux, Windows, Unix, Mac OS X|
|Type||ERP, CRM, Accounting|
OpenERP was an open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suite actively programmed, supported, and organized by OpenERP s.a.. However it has subsequently rebranded as Odoo, and still conforms to standard expectations of ERP systems, while providing additional modules beyond the coverage of traditional ERP systems.
OpenERP was similar to many open source projects where customized programming, support, and other services are also provided by an active global community and partner network. OpenERP was an alternative to SAP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics, Netsuite, Adempiere, Compiere, OFBiz, Openbravo, OpenConcerto, Dolibarr and other enterprise resource planning software. However the founder, Fabien Pinckaers, has said: "OpenERP is not an ERP, but a suite of business apps: ... We are comparable to SAP, but we are not actually a traditional ERP system".
OpenERP is licensed under the terms of the AGPL license.
OpenERP includes the following modules and features:
- Sales Management
- Purchase Management
- Customer Relationship Management
- Project Management
- Warehouse Management
- Accounting & Finance
- Content Management
- Asset Management
- Human Resource Management
- Fleet Management
- Event Management
- Social Network
- Point of Sale
- Knowledge and Document Management
- Expense Management
- Time Tracking
- Employee Appraisals
- Manufacturing Resource Planning
- Employee Directory
- Address Book
- Recruitment Process
- Payroll Management
- OpenERP for Paper Industry
- OpenERP for Packaging Industry
- OpenERP for Hologram Industry
- OpenERP School Management System
- OpenERP Health & Hospital Management System
- OpenERP Best ERP .
OpenERP uses a Service Oriented Architecture as a software architecture design pattern.
Web Application Architecture
Source code and contributions
OpenERP source code is hosted on the Launchpad project hosting web application, using the GNU Bazaar distributed revision control system sponsored by Canonical. The documentation is also managed using this service but is also published on a separate website.
OpenERP s.a. provides a web site referencing the officially supported modules as well as contribution modules. Contribution modules can be referenced for free as long as they respect some submission rules. As of November 2012, the number of OpenERP apps reached more than 2500.
The technical functionalities of the OpenObject Framework OpenERP is based on:
- Adaptable workflows
- Adaptable Interface
- Personalised reports
- Translation of the interfaces, changes and data
- XML-RPC Interface
- Server Action (additional actions configurable by the end user)
- Convenient sending of Mail or SMS
- Creation/editing in another object (DB table) with the displayed data
- Execution of Python code
- Execution of additional server side actions
- Execution of additional client side actions
- Chain execution of multiples actions
|Program name||Version||Launch date||Significant changes|
|6.0||January 2011||First AGPL release|
|7.0||December 22 2012|
|Odoo||8.0||announced July 7 2014|
|9.0||planned June 2015|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to OpenERP.|
- Collaborative development platform, Launchpad.
- OCA (Odoo Community Association).
- blog, OpenERP.
- presentations and videos, OpenERP[dead link].
- TERP, text-mode OpenERP client, Google Code.
- Koo, a Qt based OpenERP client, NaN·tic.
- oerppy, a Python XML-RPC OpenERP client, Launchpad.
- Apps library, OpenERP.
- Pinckaers, F; Gardiner, G (2009), OpenERP for Retail and Industrial Management (1st ed.), Open Object Press.
- Aeroo Reports, a WYSIWYG HTML/Openoffice reports, Alistek.
- JERA Framework, Joomla! CMS integration, Alistek.
- New OpenERP Forum.
- OpenERP Books: http://www.openerp.com/catalog/157