Implementations of Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP software is increasing day by day almost by Big and small-midsized businesses. The reason is simple that ERP solutions integrate all your business processes in single software which provides you with information that can increase efficiency and effectiveness of working.
Previously ERP software was implemented only by big organization. Due to high budgets ERP solutions were ignored by SME and small businesses, but with the introduction of Open source ERP software in the market. ERP implementations have seen the growth in recent years especially by small industries.
Open source ERP software is available freely on the internet and with the help of professionals it can be implemented with the modules and applications require for the departments. Here we list the importance of Open source ERP software for Small businesses.
One of the first reasons for SME’s to implement Open source ERP software is the cost effectiveness as compare to other paid software. Small business cannot afford licensing fees of paid software and henceforth Open source ERP software is available freely over the internet
Open source ERP software are license free which means you don’t need to pay for per user licensing which is not the case of with any closed source ERP software. Small and medium sized organization can easily opt for end number of users without worrying about extra cost for its licensing
With open source ERP implementations the source code of the software is with the client on their server which allows them to customize the tool as per their requirement Customization can be done during the implementation or after few years when the business process changes.
Open source ERP software can be easily implemented within few months as there are strong communities which help with many modules and can be installed in few clicks.
With ERP software you can manage all your entire departments such as Sales, CRM, HR, Accounting, Warehouse and even specialized sectors such as Trading business, Manufacturing, Service industry and so on. Open source communities are backed by powerful developers who build the code and allow it to download freely. Apart from that using different software for your enterprise cannot be cost effective and can create silos.
FOSS – Free and Open source ERP software are available freely over the internet, therefore it allows you to even check each & every functionality of the modules before actually implementing it.
Do remember that Open source is not free at all; it’s just cost effective as compare to other proprietary software available in the market which creates the advantage for SME’s… Therefore our suggestion is to first check the community backup before initiating the selection. Although Open source ERP software features are quite strong in meeting business process and customizations.