ERP Open Source

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ERP Open Source
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Carlos J. Costa, ISCTE
Manuela Aparício, ITML

Presented at the IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2006

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ERP Open Source

  1. 1. ERP OPEN SOURCE Carlos J. Costa Adetti/ISCTE, ISCTE Manuela Aparício Lusocrédito / ITML October 2006 Múrcia, Spain IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2006  
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Research Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Question 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what are the main needs of software systems in organizations? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Question 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>open source ERP: a competitive solution? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SWOT analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Question 3: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>current ERP Open Source solutions fulfils client’s needs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain
  3. 3. Context <ul><li>Increasing number of Open Source Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>ERP as strategic solutions in organizations </li></ul><ul><li>MsC Thesis </li></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain
  4. 4. Research Questions <ul><li>what are the main organization ’ s needs in terms of information technologies ? </li></ul><ul><li>open source ERP are competitive solution ( IT Consultant, Software Distributor, software producer or information systems clients‘ ) ? </li></ul><ul><li>current ERP Open Source solutions presented by the market fulfils client’s needs? </li></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain
  5. 5. W hat are the main needs of software systems in organizations? (1/3) <ul><li>In which areas entreprises started to use IT ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which areas are currently supported by IT ? </li></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain 60 SME
  6. 6. W hat are the main needs of software systems in organizations? (2/3) <ul><li>Tools and functionalities (related to IT) used when IT starded to be used in the entreprise </li></ul><ul><li>T ools and functionalities (related to IT) are being used today in the enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Result of content analysis: </li></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain
  7. 7. W hat are the main needs of software systems in organizations? (3/3) <ul><li>ERP functionalities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial area (e.g. Invoice) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All functional areas and specially clients management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web environment </li></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain
  8. 8. O pen source ERP: a competitive solution? (1/2) <ul><li>SWOT analysis </li></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain
  9. 9. O pen source ERP: a competitive solution? (2/2) <ul><li>SWOT analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clients – Open source is not free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SW producer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>new strategy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>may loose control over SW </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultant – competition may increase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SW distributor – better to change of business </li></ul></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain
  10. 10. C urrent ERP Open Source solutions fulfils client’s needs? (1/2) October 2006 Múrcia, Spain
  11. 11. C urrent ERP Open Source solutions fulfils client’s needs? (2/2) <ul><li>A great majority of those solutions are in early phase of development </li></ul><ul><li>According to the advertising material those systems are adequate to SME </li></ul><ul><li>Some ERP open source (e.g. Compiere) are used by several companies </li></ul><ul><li>We used WebERP </li></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain
  12. 12. Conclusions and Future Work (1/2) <ul><li>Actual systems seam to be adequate to the needs of the organizations, specially SME </li></ul><ul><li>Those ERP have Web interface and some use techno lo g ies like web-services having interfaces with other systems </li></ul><ul><li>Some ERP are in an early development phase </li></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain
  13. 13. Conclusions and Future Work (2/2) <ul><li>Additional work must be performed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Case study to analyse use of some tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of stakeholders analyse to have detailed information about impact of systems implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey study to analysis its use in actual organizations </li></ul></ul>October 2006 Múrcia, Spain

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