|Original author(s)||Jorg Janke|
|Initial release||9 September 2006|
3.9.0 / 1 August 2017
|Written in||Java 1.8|
|Operating system||Linux, OS X, Unix, Windows|
|Platform||Apache Tomcat, JBoss|
|Available in||several languages|
|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.
The project name comes from an Italian word, which is means "satisfy" but with additional context of "Complete, Reaching, practice, Perform Tasks, or Releasing, also, give honor, respect", here which it was considered most appropriate to what the project aims to achieve.
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
- Cost Engine for different Cost types
- Two different Productions (light and complex) which include Order batch and Material Requirements Planning (or Manufacturing Resource Planning).
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 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.
- iDempiere It modularized the code through the OSGi framework so it allows a plugin architecture.
- metasfresh - originally based on ADempiere, developed in Germany.
- Google Translation of ADempiere
- ADempiere follow GNU General Public License (GPL)
- From Compiere to ADempiere! Archived June 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- "From Flames To Fork, Comes Freedom • View topic - Debate - Has Compiere Become Closed? Do We Fork? How?". www.red1.org. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
- Open source ERP 'most active' SourceForge project
- Adempiere Community - Who we are? Archived April 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- ADempiere PMC Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine.
- ADempiere Technology Archived 2010-06-18 at the Wayback Machine.
-  Archived 2010-07-07 at the Wayback Machine. ADempiere Data Dictionary Feature
- ADempiere RAD Architecture Archived 2010-06-11 at the Wayback Machine.