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webERP is an open-source web-based ERP system. The current version 3.08 was released 7th November 2007

This web-site is a "wiki" where all those who wish to contribute their experiences and knowledge of webERP can do so. If you have questions please use the mailing lists.

We warmly welcome people interested in getting involved in the project and we've made up some guidelines to ease the pain. This link also outlines the goals/mission of the project.


What Is webERP?


webERP is a complete web based accounting/ERP system that requires only a web-browser and pdf reader to use. It has a wide range of features suitable for many businesses particularly distributed businesses in wholesale and distribution. It is developed as an open-source application and is available as a free download to use. The feature set is continually expanding as new businesses and developers adopt it.
There have been in excess of 80,000 downloads to date.

The growth of webERP adoption has been entirely through word of mouth testimony - there has never been a marketing or advertising push to "sell" webERP. Of course there are no funds nor commercial incentive to do so for free software. Instead this growth is built on reputation and solid practical functionality that works as tried and tested by an increasing number of businesses.

Reliability - A Function of Software Design and Quality


An accounting system, more than any other system, needs to be reliable. The webERP code has been extensively peer reviewed but more importantly extensively tested in the field. The result is rock solid stability and a program that does exactly as it is supposed to.
All development is reviewed and the project is led by UK qualified Chartered Accountants both with experience in senior management roles in business. The emphasis is on features that work and that businesses really need.

To produce a solid application it is necessary to build upon solid foundations. webERP is developed using the PHP (PHP Hypertext Pre-Processor) web development language. Again PHP is an open-source development environment and the rigour applied to its development and review of its code is the reason why it has become one of the most popular and respected web-development platforms. Performance of well written PHP applications in a web-environment are arguably without peer. webERP is no exception.

It can be easily configured on any operating system and the computer processing requirements are surprisingly light. With web-hosting so competitively priced, 3rd party hosting external to the business effectively minimises any internal IT costs of maintaining the server.

Improve Your Business's Profitability


For those old enough to remember, it was a long time before accounting software evolved from DOS based systems to take advantage of modern graphical capabilities. Similarly, it has taken some time for accounting software to graduate from X tier client-server technology that replaced the old DOS systems and fully realise the benefits of a truly web-based business application. Whilst many systems now have the option of a web "front end", they remain, essentially, client server applications. Due to the intensive processing required for client server applications the infrastructure for many businesses requirements might include: This infrastructure is a serious burden for many businesses. It could be so much easier and business could be so much more profitable. webERP neatly side-steps all of that, leveraging the simple beauty of html to render graphical screens anywhere in the world with minimal overhead and combined with the integrity of centralised database processing of the data.

Secure access to real-time company records any-time, almost anywhere provides significant tangible advantages to a business. Answers when you need them, where ever you may be, inventory, pricing, credit history, profitability, sales analysis. This is all possible right now from any internet connected device with webERP.

Platform Agnostic for both Server and Client Access


webERP is flexible in its platform and configuration.
It can be configured on virtually any web-server, operating system or computer. It is also flexible because it is easy to develop functionality to meet precisely the requirements of your business. webERP developers are keen to work with your business to develop solutions you need.
It makes no difference to webERP's operation where it is accessed from. Be it a desktop, lap-top, PDA or internet cafe. In labour markets where it is increasingly difficult to retain good staff this flexibility in where work is performed can be a key advantage to employers.
It has translations to many different languages - each user can see the screens in their own language and in their own graphical theme.

Why webERP?


webERP is an Open Source project. As such there are no fees associated with using the system! What is more, there is competition between service providers to provide the best and most cost effective support. Service providers are more readily available because the availability of the source code enables those with PHP knowledge (the web-programming language used by webERP) to be able to identify exactly what processing is performed by the system. In proprietary systems this information is often not available even to licensed support providers - they need to communicate back to the software vendor for a response. With the information available to support people, the quality of the support is likely also to be better.

webERP has a wide variety of features suitable for managing businesses of many differing forms. From the face of a simple menu structure, complex business processes are easily accessible - such as multiple inventory locations, multiple currencies, lot and serial number tracking of inventory - see Features

All the features in webERP are integrated with each other. Inputs are required just once. Everywhere the change is propagated across the system.



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