Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is business process management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate many back office functions related to technology, services and human resources.
ERP software typically integrates all facets of an operation — including Accounting, product planning, development, manufacturing, sales, Human Resource and marketing — in a single database, application and user interface.
ERP software is considered to be a type of enterprise application, that is software designed to be used by larger businesses and often requires dedicated teams to customize and analyze the data and to handle upgrades and deployment. In contrast, Small business ERP applications are lightweight business management software solutions, often customized for a specific business industry or vertical.
Apache OFBiz, which stands for “Open for Business”, is an open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It provides a suite of enterprise applications that can integrate and automating many of the business processes of an enterprise
OFBiz has demonstrated its robustness and dependability as an enterprise-wide ERP solution by building on a common architecture using common data, logic and process components. The loosely coupled nature of the applications makes these components easy to understand, extensible and customizable
An Apache top level project for 10 years, OFBiz packs several unique features that sets it apart from its competitors:
- Product and Catalog management
- Promotion & Pricing management
- Order Management (Sales & Purchase)
- Human Resource (HRM)
- Customer Management (CRM)
- Warehouse Management
- Supply Chain Fulfilment (Auto Stock Moves, Batched Pick, Pack & Ship)
- Accounting (Invoice, Payment & Billing accounts, Fixed Assets)
- Manufacturing MRP Management
- ecommerce Management Front end and Backend