This page will help you to determine if ERP5 is the right solution for you. It
will introduce ERP5 along with assessment criteria as well as highlighting
key factors that can make an ERP5 implementation a success or failure.
ERP5 is an open-source ERP written in Python. It is part of the software stack
developed and maintained by Nexedi that also includes Wendelin for Big Data & Machine Learning and
SlapOS for cloud
deployment and orchestration.
Whereas most ERPs are business field specific ERP5 uses a single model,
called Unified Business Model,
to describe all of its components. Because of its generic nature ERP5 has over
the years been implemented across multiple industries
around the world ranging from banking, government, automotive, tolling, trade to
manufacturing and aerospace. Solutions are often characterized by a high
level of customization, security requirements, need for 3rd party software
integration and scalability.
ERP5 can be used for ERP, CRM, CMS, DMS, e-commerce, e-business, finance,
data analytics, Web publication, API publication, online office suite, appstore,
and more. ERP5 cannot be used as a reporting tool (it can interface
with PALO and others) or as a
GIS system (it can interface with openstreetmap).
The following criteria can help you assess whether ERP5 is a suitable solution for you:
The following factors will make ERP5 more likely to be successfully implemented:
An ERP5 implementation is usually prone to failure if any of the following
factors is relevant:
For more information about ERP systems in general the
ERP5 MOOC is a good reference. The origins of the
Unified Business Model and the
reduction to a the 5 class model are explained in this
IEEE research paper. Further readings to consider: