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What is OpenERP

What is OpenERP?

OpenERP is a comprehensive suite of business applications including Sales, CRM, Project management, Warehouse management, Manufacturing, Financial management, and Human Resources just to name a few. OpenERP offers a choice of over a thousand modules. OpenERP is available in the cloud or on-site and is most suited for small to mid-sized companies. With more than a thousand downloads/installations per day, OpenERP is one of the most used open source solution in the world. It has a dynamic community, is flexible, and can be adapted to your needs. It can be put in production rapidly thanks to its modularity and is easy to use.

Why choose OpenERP?


It is highly modular. You can start using OpenERP with a few modules and add more later as you need while keeping the benefits of an integrated solution.

Cost Effective

With no license fees, you can spend your budget on your implementation and customization, if needed. OpenERP guaranteed migration services for a fixed fee is unique in the industry.


It is not only an easy to use software, it also highly flexible. OpenERP can be easily tailored to fit your company’s specific business requirements.

No Lock-in

You can download the software (full version) free of charge, test it, and use it.


OpenERP offers a wealth of functionalities with over a 1000 modules that can be deployed to meet your business needs.

Discover OpenERP:

Sign up for our next online presentation about OpenERP. Thanks to this seminar given by one of our OpenERP experts you will discover how to navigate in OpenERP and how to go through a complete workflow of purchase, sales, project management, and accounting. At the end of the demo you will be able to ask questions to our consultant and evaluate if OpenERP fills out your needs.


OpenERP is intuitive and easy to use. There are hundreds of certified modules in multiple areas of management:

    • CRM

Some of the key features include: managing leads, e-mailing, customizing sales cycle, controlling statistics and forecasts, setting up marketing campaign, following up with quotations and sales orders.

    • Accounting and Finance

Helps maintain and record all financial activities in one place. Key features include: intuitive user interface, easy reconciliation of invoices and payments, easy integration of analytic accounting operations with timesheets, unlimited currency support, invoice control, and automation of follow-ups.

    • Point of Sale

The OpenERP touchscreen point of sale is fully Web-based, and allows you to manage your shop sales very easily. It can work in connected and disconnected mode, thereby allowing you to continue sales even if the internet connection is lost.

    • Project Management

Allows you to efficiently track and manage short-term and long-term project planning. Key features include collaboration with customers (chats, share pad, etc), scheduling tasks, synchronizing with e-mails, on-demand reports and analysis, and issues management.

    • Warehouse Management

The double-entry inventory management system invented by OpenERP allows you to easily manage complex tasks such as tracking stocks of suppliers/customers, full traceability, and accounting links.
OpenERP supports multi-warehouse management which allows you to easily manage your own internal locations, external locations, customers, suppliers, or manufacturing inventories.

    • Human Resources

Provides an easy and efficient way for managing human resources with modules for personnel information management, leave, time tracking, attendance‚ expenses, payroll, periodic evaluations, and recruitment.

    • Purchase Management

Allows you to easily create, track, and manage purchase-related activities such as purchase orders and information about suppliers. It also allows you to control product reception process and check supplier’s’ invoices.

    • Manufacturing

Allows you to plan and control supply chain through different applications in the Manufacturing module. In addition, you can personalize your master data, configure planning, manage your manufacturing, and work orders.

    • Marketing

The marketing campaign feature allows you to automate e-mail and qualify leads, and helps customers to contact the right department. This helps you save time and facilitates long-term communication with customers.

    • Invoicing

You can easily generate and pay invoices even without having any knowledge of accountancy. Helps you create and supervise all your supplier and customer’s’ invoices and credit notes in simple steps.

    • Application Builder

This feature allows you to easily customize many modules of OpenERP to fit your business needs.

    • Payroll

Helps you maintain data of all the employees in your organization, generate salary slips, manage contracts, and get customized reports.

Beyond all these functionalities, the OpenERP community offers more than a thousand complementary modules: Taxes, Integration with e-commerce sites, fleet management, and more. See here for a complete list.

This variety of features makes OpenERP suitable for a wide range of businesses, such as service companies, manufacturing companies, distribution companies, schools/universities, and R&D departments. See a partial list of references here.

Sodexis is an open source ERP and CRM Software provider located in Virginia and serves customers in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, North Carolina, and New York, as well as the rest of the US. We have extensive experience in configuring and customizing ERP solutions for small and mid-sized companies.

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