Best Free/Libre & Open Source ERP Software Systems for Small businesses

ERP Software Systems which stands for Enterprise Resource Planning Software Systems, have long been considered as one of the most discussed Information Systems IS topics. ERP Software Systems for Small Businesses in our case, are also called ERP Software Solutions consists of a modular Enterprise wide Software System that integrates all information data flows across all one enterprise’s departments and units, via a unique and centralized Database.

FLOSS ERP Software Systems are ERP Software Systems whose license abide by the four freedoms advanced by the Free Software Foundation:

A program is free software if the program’s users have the four essential freedoms:

  • The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
  • The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others (freedom 3). By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

A program is free software if it gives users adequately all of these freedoms. Otherwise, it is nonfree. While we can distinguish various non-free distribution schemes in terms of how far they fall short of being free, we consider them all equally unethical.

Top 7 best Free/Libre and Open Source ERP Software Systems for Small Businesses:

FLOSS ERP Software Systems are highly considered by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises SMEs or Small Businesses in general. A reason to provide you with a list of the most recent and best Free/Libre & Open Source ERP Software Systems that you can find out there on the Internet:

  1. Odoo
  2. iDempiere
  3. xTuple
  4. ERPNext
  5. OpenBravo
  6. OpenTaps
  7. Dolibarr

Those FLOSS ERP Software Systems are brought to you from the InfoWorld’s Best of Open Source Awards for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. Those are the winners of the Bossie Awards category titled “The best open source applications”. The Bossie Awards is a well renowned competition that celebrates more than 130 excellent Free/Libre and/or Open Source Software projects in nearly every corner of computing.

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