Brian Pond

Business Software Consulting

For 12 years, I worked on a proprietary ERP system.  In 2017, I began searching for a better way to provide my customers with quality business software.

And I found it.

Today, I support a new kind of ERP.  Something suitable for a company of the 21st century:

ERPNext

ERPNext is an open-source business management suite, intended for organizations around the globe.

Why did I choose ERPNext, over hundreds of other alternatives?

  • It's Open Source.  This introduces significant advantages:
    • Freedom to use. Freedom to modify. Freedom to contribute and distribute.
    • No software licenses. No software assurance fees. Not today. Not ever.
    • ERPNext benefits from ideas and effort of thousands of contributors worldwide.
  • It's a Web Application. Employees access ERPNext through their web browsers. Easy and effective.
  • Run in the cloud, or on premise. Your freedom to choose.
  • It's hosted on Linux. That means stability.
  • ERPNext leverages modern, well-known technologies. Your data analysts and programmers will feel comfortably at home:
    • Python
    • JavaScript + Node.js
    • HTML/CSS
    • MySQL (MariaDB)
ERPNext Desk
ERPNext's Desk web page.
Result: The most flexible and powerful ERP I've ever seen. Integrate with anything. Develop anything.



Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

I feel this terminology is quite strange. Those words don't sufficiently explain what ERP means.

ERP is a type of software specifically designed to help companies model, track, and perform business operations.  The software is often large and complex, consisting of many user interfaces, databases, reports, and business logic.

Here are some typical ERP modules:


  • Accounting and Finance
  • Purchasing and Sales
  • Inventory Management and Shipping
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Project Management

And there's often much more.

Some companies use ERP software for HR & Payroll.  As a hub for integrating with other apps or business partners. ERP is sometimes used as a Content Management System (CMS) or a knowledge base.

Whether your business is large or small, an ERP system can help you manage your operations and data.

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