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"Open Source ERP Projects and Opportunities for the Romanian Market" by Thomas Koch @ eLiberatica 2007
 

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This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2007....

This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2007.

http://www.eliberatica.ro/2007/

One of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe, eLiberatica brings community leaders from around the world to discuss about the hottest topics in FLOSS movement, demonstrating the advantages of adopting, using and developing Open Source and Free Software solutions.

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    "Open Source ERP Projects and Opportunities for the Romanian Market" by Thomas Koch @ eLiberatica 2007 "Open Source ERP Projects and Opportunities for the Romanian Market" by Thomas Koch @ eLiberatica 2007 Presentation Transcript

    • Open Source ERP Open Source ERPProjects and opportunities for RomaniaAuthor: Thomas Koch Date: 19.5.07 file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (1 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPThomas Koch q Graduated Music and Physics q Worked for a small ERP customizer (Windows only) q No IT expert, hobby Programmer since 1990 q Expert for Romania: r Youth & Social work since 1998 r Studied 3 semesters in Cluj r Married with a Romanian r Translated our ERP Suitehttp://www.koch.ro file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (2 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPStructure 1. Spotlights on ERP projects (small companies up to 100 employees) 2. Romanians and Open Source 3. What I gonna dofile:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (3 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPPost Microsoft q M$ is definitly dead. r Most current ERP software works only on Windows r Clients switching to Linux thinks also about new ERP r A client voting for Linux may want an OS ERP too. q Theres no good open source Groupware or ERP yetfile:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (4 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPCriteria for our next ERP q 100% Open Source r License: GPL / BSD / ... r Open Documentation r No entrance fee (partnership program...) q Unit Tests: r Scalability r Reliability r Interoperability q Code / Doc. Quality r Dont look on the features! q Browser-accessfile:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (5 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPExploring Open Source q Compiere (Java) q ERP5 (ZOPE on Python) q OfBiz (Java) q Openbravo (Java)file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (6 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPCompiere q Started 2000 by an Oracle consultant q Oracle only, Postgres may work q $6M Venture funding 2006 q Java q Still restricted access to doc. q Mostly used and developed in USA q No community, but Compiere Inc.file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (7 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPERP5 q Started 2002 as a contract work q Complicate, very few documentation, "hackish" q Developed by Nexedi and Nuxeo (fr), Nuxeo switched to Java q ERP5 doesnt run on Zope3 q Unit Testing only since September 06but: worthwhile to study the concepts! file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (8 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPERP5 Conceptshttp://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/ERP5_Handbook5 abstract classes: q Resource: e.g. a skill of an individual, a currency, a raw material, a product q Node: a node is a place which can receive amounts of resources and send amounts of resources q Movements: of an amount of resource between two nodes at a given time and for a given duration q Path: defines a way for a node to access a resource q Item: describes a physical instance of a resource. file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (9 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPOfBizOnly two showstoppers: q No Unit Testing at all q Javagood points: q Large amount of docus, even screencasts q Large community q 100% open file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (10 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPOpenbravo q started as 5M$ investment 01/2006 q One company, spain q MPL Licence, not GPL compatible q spanish only manual q Forked from Compiere 2.4 q No/spanish code documentationfile:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (11 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPOpenbravo IIFrom the forum: "We are familiar with Doxygen and JavaDoc. We considered producing aJavaDoc documentation a few months back but we think that it adds little value to ourdevelopers."=> source code is a mess. file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (12 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPRomanians and Open Sourcefile:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (13 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPOutsourcing companies q Show your talent with OS contributions! q Sell solutions directly to end users! q Specialize: Software is your tool as a consultant, not your product. q Stay up to date! Most innovation happens in OS today. q Youre free to show your sympathy for Linux without loosing your client base!file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (14 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPDecentralize q B, CJ, TM, BV are expansive q Learn distributed working from OS: r Revision Control r Communication r Issue tracking r Documentationfile:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (15 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPIndividuals q Show your talent with OS contributions! q Job offers are posted on the projects lists! q Make your diploma thesis an open source contribution!file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (16 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPRomanian mentalityPlease, dont be offended!No rule without exception.Exceptia confirma regula. file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (17 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPSa moare capra vecinuluiRomanians dont q cooperate, because they dont q trust. So theyve not learned to build q associations and to cooperate as q democrats. file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (18 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPGive freedom to students! q Many Open Source people are students q If Romanian Students cant participate in open source projects, there wont be a chance for OS in Romania. q Romanian Students are under hard pressure q No democratic participation in schools q Not encouraged to learn independentfile:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (19 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPFree Software?Romanians are not used to pay for software licenses.=> Selling services instead of licenses should be the right thing for Romania. file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (20 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPLook out for womenThere are women in maths and physics in Romania!Get them in IT and in Open Source before theyre locked out!On irc.rlug.ro: 199x "pula" from April, 27th till May, 16th file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (21 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPWhat I gonna do q Many service companies in Germany ask for r Groupware r Project Management r Accounting for projectsNo suitable OS project so far. file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (22 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPeZ Components q Highest quality standard ever met in PHP or even free software development! q PHP5EnterpriseEdition q developed by eZ Systemsfile:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (23 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPeZ Components Highlights q Authentication q Database q Graph q Mail q PersistentObject q SignalSlot q Template q Translation q WorkflowNext Release: WebServices (SOAP/REST) file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (24 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPDetails: PHP5 q Is not PHP4 anymore! q All Object Orientation Features like Java q Combined with PHPs flexibility q All dev-tools available (Test, Debug, Manage) q Large Userbase q Easy to learn even for accountants!file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (25 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPLeave traditional thinking * * * * * * * * *file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (26 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPNo traditional solutions *-*-* *-*-* | | /| * * * * * * | | / | *-*-* *-*-*file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (27 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM
    • Open Source ERPThink open --*-*-* | /| * * * |X | *-*-* / | /file:///C|/_personale_de_aranjat/initiative/a_program/a_prezentari/others/eliberatica%20thomas/os_erp.html (28 of 28)09/06/2007 12:55:05 PM