"SocrateOpen after two years" by Remus Cazacu @ eLiberatica 2008


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This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2008.


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.

The eLiberatica organizational committee together with our speakers and guests, have graciously allowed media representatives and all attendees to photograph, videotape and otherwise record their sessions, on the condition that the photos, videos and recordings are licensed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 License.

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"SocrateOpen after two years" by Remus Cazacu @ eLiberatica 2008

  1. 1. Changing the Economics ofBusiness Software by MakingERP Easier Prepared for:
  2. 2. Open Source is Changing the World Open Source is "the most significant all- encompassing and long-term trend that the software industry has seen since the early 1980s" and will "fundamentally change the value proposition of packaged software for customers." -- Anthony C. Picardi SVP, Global Software and Services IDCSource: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS203119062 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  3. 3. Agenda Taking your business forward with open source ERP SocrateOpen/Compiere advantages for your business Customer success with SocrateOpen/ Compiere Evaluating SocrateOpen/Compiere for your specific needs3 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  4. 4. What is the current Situation? Outgrown your current environment? Globalizing your business? A new company looking for a solution? Frustrated with the cost of your current system? Struggling with multiple business application silos?4 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  5. 5. The ERP Opportunity ERP benefits well proven in large companies Top CIO Business Priorities ● Improve operational efficiencies • Business process improvement ● Enable global market expansion • Controlling enterprise-wide operating costs ● Improve customer service to drive • Attract, retain and grow revenue customer relationships • Improve effectiveness of ● Leverage information for better enterprise workforce decisions • Revenue growth Source: Gartner EXP (February 2007) ● Adapt to business growth & change http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=501189 • Mid-market and emerging market companies need the same benefits5 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  6. 6. Problems with Traditional ERP Complex ● Bloated with features you’ll never use ● Complicated and time consuming to implement Inflexible ● Force you to modify your business to match the software ● Difficult to change once implemented ● Many local solutions won’t scale globally Expensive ● Costly licenses, IT infrastructure, maintenance and upgrades Proprietary, Locked-in ● Don’t control your own destiny Traditional ERP is out of reach of SMBs and emerging markets.6 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  7. 7. Compiere’s Fresh Approach Easier path to ERP benefits… › Easier to evaluate and acquire › Easier to implement and use › Easier to extend and maintain Adapts to the way you do business › Setup and re-configure the system without programming › Quickly adapt to business change – change anything, anytime Available at fraction of the cost of any competing solution › Leverage the disruptive economics of open source › No up-front software license fees Backed by the reliability of a commercial corporation › Experienced leadership › Consistent processes for product innovation, quality and support › Resources for flexible licensing, sponsored development and more7 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  8. 8. Compiere’s Disruptive Economics OracleLarge SAP EBSenterprise mySAP ERP PeopleSoft JDE E1 Inf or LawsoMid- SAP nmarket All-In-One Microsoft Agresso SAP Dynamics Epicor ByDesign Compiere SAP Exa Business ct Sage NetSuiteSmall One GroupBusiness $high thousands/user $hundreds/user $low Source: Compiere derivative work based on Forrester Research “Next-Generation ERP Strategies,” Sept. 2007.8 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  9. 9. Compiere Advantages Leader in Open Source ERP Integrated ERP and CRM functionality Unique model-driven application platform Modern Web architecture and UI Global-ready features Choice and value9 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  10. 10. Compiere Leadership World’s first open source ERP solution Most successful World’s first full model-based ERP open source ERP platform With over 1.3 million software project downloads Compiere is: › #1 Enterprise Application (2718 listed projects) › #1 ERP Solution (491 listed projects) World class team Leading commercial Providing professional-quality support open source ERP Shift from client server to web technology company Shift primary revenue source to subscription-based services Reinvigorated VAR and open source community Disruptive force in ERP marketplace Leader in Next- Transforming ERP economics generation Driving innovation business solutions10 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  11. 11. Integrated ERP & CRM Functionality11 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  12. 12. Model-driven Application Platform ● Business logic stored in applications dictionary not hard-coded into programs ● Customize business logic and user interaction without programming ● Customizations remain in place, even through software upgrades12 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  13. 13. Customization without Programming Easy & manageable customizations through the Applications Dictionary include: Add new windows Add fields Change field names Dynamically hide fields Per user default Change values window layout Set security at the row/field level13 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  14. 14. No Final Decisions Change: › Accounting elements ● Dimensions ● Hierarchies ● Costing methods…at any time14 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  15. 15. Modern Web Architecture and UI • First mid-market ERP with a modern RIA Web architecture Great user experience ● Rich functionality ● Optimized usability ● Highly responsive ● Personalized interface Standards-based design ● Service Oriented Architecture ● AJAX features through open source Google Web Toolkit15 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  16. 16. Global-ready Features Fully internationalized › Localizations isolated from code › Partners deliver Add german screen shot translated and localized Compiere solutions in over 16 languages, including Romanian Out-of-the-box support for multiple: › Business units › Accounting standards › Tax laws › Currencies16 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  17. 17. SocrateOpen – The difference 100% Compiere + Localization Extensions › Manufacturing › Costing › Accounting › CRM › CMS › 3rd partied integration (EDI etc.) Local and regional support17 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  18. 18. Compiere Editions: Choice and Value Core ERP functionality and stability Model-driven Application Platform Platform-independent client-server architecture Community GPL v2 open source license All the capabilities of Community Edition, plus… Quality support with bug fixes & service packs Automated migration to latest versions Standard All the capabilities of Standard Edition, plus… Advanced rich internet web architecture Additional enterprise-level functionality Enterprise Premium support services EULA with indemnification protection All for a fraction of the cost of traditional ERP solutions18 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  19. 19. Compiere Advantages The Leader in Open Source Business Solutions Integrated ERP and CRM functionality Unique model-driven application platform Modern Web architecture and UI Global-ready features Choice and value19 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  20. 20. Customer Success with Compiere The Compiere Product and Partner Ecosystem20 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  21. 21. Global User Base21 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  22. 22. Compiere for your Business Easier path to ERP benefits • Adapts to the way you do business Available at fraction of the cost of any competing solution Backed by the reliability of a commercial corporation22 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  23. 23. Evaluating Compiere & SocrateOpen Information Training › Web site: › Instructor-led classes www.compiere.com › On-demand eLearning www.socrateopen.org Partner Network › White paper Services › Product demos › Needs analysis › Online introduction › Pilot and production webcasts deployments › Documentation › Industry- and region- Software specific solutions › Community Edition Peer Support binary software › Compiere Community › Community Edition Forum at sourceforge.net source code › SocrateOpen discussion groups (Google)23 05/27/08 eLiberatica May 2008
  24. 24. Thank you www.bitsoftware.ro www.socrateopen.org