Top 5 JAVA ERP SoftwareBy Partho, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
ERP(Enterprise Resource Planning ) requires the developers to develop applications quickly. This is so because, typically ERP implementation not only involves several applications, but also need the applications to be extended or reengineered to incorporate the systems of partner companies. This calls for a tool that could facilitate Rapid application development (RAD) and simplify the modification of ERP application. The tool should be integration-friendly; interface with and extend distributed systems; and offer a robust and flexible platform for interface development. Java perfectly matches up with the standards. Java is platform independent, object-oriented and flexible and modular enough to encourage design structure.
This lead us to the Java ERP software, following our stint with top 10 ERP software. Although high on performance and efficiency, most of the mainstream ERP solution require a considerable expenditure. These ERP solutions might not be a feasible choice for small and mid sized business tied to budget constraints.These SMEs have a viable alternative in low cost Open Source ERP software. After an exhaustive groundwork we fetched the top 5 Java ERP.
It is an Open Source ERP software application with integrated CRM solutions. It’s an fully integrated business solution for Small Medium Enterprises involved in distribution, retail, service and manufacturing. This free Java-based ERP/CRM system that offers ready made solutions. This is a comprehensive solution that automates your financial, distribution and service functions and assists in improving the efficiency and customer service. It allows the customer full independence to customize the application quickly. The modules in Compiere include Quote to Cash, Requisition-to-Pay, Customer relationship management, Partner Relations Management, Supply Chain Management, Performance Analysis, Warehouse, Double-entry Book-keeping, Work-flow-Management and Web Store.
Apache Open For Business Project is an Open Source automation software that is a leading project of Apache. Apache Ofbiz uses a number of open source technologies and standards that include Java, J2EE, XML, SOAP, etc. This automation software comprises a competent suite of enterprise application that integrates and automates several business processes of an enterprise. Apache OFBiz provides a set of useful functionalities that include advanced e-commerce, catalog management, promotion & pricing management, order management (sales & purchase), customer management, warehouse management, fulfillment (auto stock moves, batched pick, pack & ship), accounting(invoice, payment & billing accounts, fixed assets, manufacturing management etc.
This is another open source ERP solutions that has been designed to help the SMEs to improve their performance. Openbravo has been developed in a web based environment that streamlines the business process. It offers extensive functionalities that include procurement and warehouse management, project and service management, production management, and financial management. The functional areas of the ERP solution covers all the aspects of integrated management system. Additionally, it can seamlessly integrate with other areas like helping clients with their CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and BI (Business Intelligence).
It is a web based ERP and CRM software for small to medium sized businesses. This is a complete open source platform for an enterprise. It’s sophisticated features and modern architecture. The functions provided by Opentaps include Point-of-Sales, inventory, warehouse, eCommerce, order, customer management and general ledger. In addition, the ERP software offers built-in business intelligence tools and mobility connectivity that includes Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook and mobile phones.
It is an opensource (LGPL ) ERP Framework written in Java and based on technologies like J2EE 1.4, JDO 2.0 and Eclipse RCP 3.2. This free open source ERP software contains modules for out-of-the-box utilization in small and medium-sized enterprises. It provides extended solutions for user management, points of sale, online trade with business partners, various distribution channels forming a distribution network, store management etc. JFire is highly customizable. It allows extension of both client and server, it requires minimal effort to customize the software application for specific sectors or companies. It’s reporting module based on BIRT(Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) allows full-fledged editing and rendering of reports, statistics and similar documents.
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