Linux and open source are removing the big money and big bother from implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Here's our guide to the new batch of IT manager- and user-friendlier ERP suites. Compiere co-founder Jorg Janke discusses some benefits of going with open source ERP, and columnist Bernard Golden offers advice for implementing a sound ERP strategy. Then, our library of links will take you to more information about open source ERP, as well as term definitions and expert advice.
Open source gaining traction in ERP market
Linux is slowly but surely gaining acceptance as an underlying platform for ERP.
The top 20 ERP implementation tips
IT experts explain what every company should know before implementing enterprise resource planning software.
SAP lures top level managers from rivals
Ramping up the software battle in the ERP market, SAP announced that it has hired senior level executives from Oracle Corp. and other rivals in recent months.
SMBs no longer shut out of ERP
New open source enterprise resource planning products can put ERP to work in SMBs. Oracle's getting in on the action, too.
ERP for SMBs: Open source, proprietary or hosted
Open source expert Bernard Golden spells out the ABCs of ERP for SMBs.
Creating your open source ERP strategy
IT expert Bernard Golden details the five essential steps to implementing an effective open source ERP strategy.
Golden's Rules: Open source ERP directions and predictions
Columnist Bernard Golden believes that the growing use of open source ERP is proof of an industry-wide shift away from traditional software vendors.
Bakery samples ERP flavors
When updating its stale IT system, Tasty Baking Co. weighed Oracle against SAP.
Compiere's Jorg Janke: Be the master of your ERP fate
The co-creator of open source Compiere explains the benefits of -- and obstacles to -- open source ERP adoption.
Ready to use: Open source ERP
Enterprise apps previously unknown to the open source world are now popping up all over the place. In this Q&A, two of our site experts sound off about recently introduced open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software options.
Inside Compiere's open source ERP
Open source ERP is slowly but surely beginning to catch on, and Compiere is at the forefront of the movement. We talked to the product's co-creator to find out more.
ARTICLES, CASE STUDIES, WHITE PAPERS AND MORE
- Enterprise resource planning (ERP) definition and links
- SMB definition and links
- Sendmail definition and links
- Case study: Grocer's ERP selection hinges on milk
- Expert advice: Is there a way around paying large consulting fees to migrate to ERP on Linux?
- Expert advice: How is open source ERP software faring in the enterprise?
- Column: Get ERP right -- the first time
This was first published in June 2005