ERPNext - cost-effective ERP solution
ERPNext is a free and open-source integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software developed by Frappé Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and is built on MariaDB database system using a Python based server-side framework.
There are a few packaged versions on Docker Hub already, so it should be just a matter of reading a dockerfile and massaging it into the standard Cloudron packaging format. :thinking:
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They have a official Docker Build but it seems not to be suitable for production as they quote:
These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. Unfortunately, this container is not curently suited for a production environment (but we're working towards that goal!).
I would love to have ERPNext on Cloudron since EspoCRM just covers a couple use cases and Monica lacks crucial features like sync with CardDAV + it's development stagnates (mobile app, features they've been working on for ages).
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@jdaviescoates My new thread was locked for being a dupe so here's another vote for ERPNext.
@dcher I had looked into ERPNext 2-3 years ago. That project has come a long way! Looks so polished.
Some handy stuff on the parent/sister site too: https://frappe.io/
Demo link too, which for some odd reason isn't obvious how to get to with their on-site nav:
@girish The feature set is crazy for something that can run on a $20/mo VPS. I manage a commercial/industrial services business out of California and have replaced our proprietary accounting, dispatching, CRM and project management software with ERPNext. All of that cost around $1,000/mo
Here's a list of modules available:
- Asset management
- Customer relationship management (CRM)
- Human resource management (HRM)
- Point of sale (POS)
- Project management
- Sales management
- Warehouse management system
- Student Information system
- Hospital Information system
- Agriculture Management
- Nonprofit Organization
marcusquinn last edited by marcusquinn
@dcher Having reviewed this software and data-structure many times, I concur - it's a solid framework.
The UI isn't as feature-rich as Odoo and it lacks the community plug-ins - but it has a RAD environment for customising any of the data-structures. The demo doesn't give you access to that but it is very well thought out.
To be fair, most users wouldn't have any issues on a €6/month Hetzner instance. Maybe push to €12/month with Cloudron and a bunch of other apps.
Same question here - anything that we can do to help with this?
I've changed my mind on this: I'm able to do everything that ERPNext or Odoo does with EspoCRM.
Espo is both faster and, as I've found from 20 years in business, better that the data revolves around the Contacts & Calendars.
ERP systems tend to revolve around the accounts, which is fine. But creating accounting systems with CRM is easier than creating good CRM with accounting systems.
I'll share what I've done with it all at some point because I understand accounting system design isn't everyone's understanding, but I'm moving as much as possible to less apps is better for user management, time-efficiency and less integration needs when the database is common. Hence, picking one and just using the others for inspiration.
ERPNext & Odoo are great - they just have limitations and annoyance that EspoCRM doesn't.
Calendars, Emails, Portals, Role-Based Permissions are all the killer features for me. Get those right and the rest is easier.