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A taste of an Agile ERP project implementation

Have you been wondering how an Agile ERP project would run? Today we are going to explain our version of the Agile methodology and how it applies to an ERP implementation. This article forms part of my series on ERP implementation. You can check out an overview here. Before we get into it we should point out that the term Agile actually refers a set of principles not a specific methodology. There are a number of software delivery techniques that are considered "Agile". Agile methodologies focus on early and continuous delivery of valuable software. This…

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What to expect with a Waterfall ERP project

Today we are going to describe what is involved in a Waterfall ERP project. This article forms part of my series on ERP implementation. If you haven't read it already you should check the overview of ERP Implementations here. What is a "Waterfall" project? It's a traditional project management approach that is used in software projects. It is called "Waterfall" because each phase (which we will detail below) occurs one after the other like water flowing down a waterfall. The pros and cons of a Waterfall ERP project Pros Customer involvement required only at key…

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What’s involved in an ERP implementation?

So you have decided that you want to take your business to the next level and you are planning an ERP implementation? Not sure what is going to be involved? Here's our overview of the fun that you are about to get yourself into! Are you not even sure what an ERP is? Checkout our primer here. This article is the first part of a series that provides an overview of ERP implementations. ERP Implementation Size No two businesses are identical therefore no two ERP implementations are going to be the same. There will be…

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iDempiere System Review – Open Source ERP

This is our detailed review of the open source ERP software iDempiere. Not sure what any of that means? You can learn what ERP is here. Find out more about other Open Source ERPs here. Background The iDempiere project stared in late 2011 as a fork from ADempiere. Adempiere was itself a project that was created as a fork from another Open Source ERP Compiere. It is not backed by any one company and is supported by a wide and engaged community. iDempiere is a java based open source ERP software package. The first official…

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Odoo Review – Is Odoo the right Open Source ERP for you?

This is our detailed review of the open source ERP software Odoo. Not sure what any of that means? You can learn what ERP is here. Find out more about other Open Source ERPs here. Background Odoo is a Python based open source ERP software package. The first official release was in 2005 and is made by the Belgian based company Odoo SA. Odoo has undertaken a couple of name changes over the years starting out as TinyERP and being renamed to OpenERP in 2009 before the latest name change to Odoo happening in 2014.…

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ERPNext Review – Is It The Best Open Source ERP?

This is our detailed review of the open source ERP software called ERPNext. Not sure what any of that means? You can learn what ERP is here. Find out more about other Open Source ERPs here. On with the ERPNext Review... ERPnext is a python based open source ERP software package. The first official release was in 2008 and is made by an Indian based company called Frapee. ERPnext is a generic ERP platform, which means it is designed in a modular way that it can cater to many different businesses. There has been considerable…

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6 open source ERP systems to consider for your small business

As we have established in our recent article Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are not just for big business. Read here if you want to learn about the benefits for small business. Next we look into the open source ERP software options we think you may want to consider. Why open source ERP systems are a good option for small business As a small business it's essential to reduce costs as much as possible. One of the ways to achieve this is through the use of open source software. Don't know what open source software is? Learn…

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6 Benefits of using an ERP for small business

In our previous article we covered what an ERP system is as well as learning more about the history of the Enterprise Resource Planning software category. Traditionally most people have the assumption that ERP systems are only useful for large businesses. This couldn't be further from the truth. Many small enterprises can take advantage of the benefits from using an ERP to run their business. The benefits you can gain from using ERP in your small business So to help you understand the benefits for small businesses here is our list of 6 benefits of…

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What is ERP? Our primer on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

So what exactly is ERP? What does it stand for? Well if you read the title of this page you should already know that is stands for... Enterprise Resource Planning That's a bit of a mouthful, isn't it? So what does Enterprise Resource Planning even mean? At it's core an ERP system takes your business process and maps it into a single IT solution. This allows you to track all aspects of your business throughout the entire business life-cycle. Typical things that an ERP system would cover are: SalesAccountingManufacturingServicesInventorySupplier and Customer ManagementHuman ResourcesWarehouse management With…

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