The current economic situation gives difficult time for businesses, but some industries continue to do well and pose significant opportunities. In the area of Information Technology also, some technologies which helps industries to drive efficiencies and profitability like Unified Communications, Virtualization and Business Intelligence will provide competitiveness to organizations in current economic environment. These technologies help to make better and quicker fact based decisions, enables all types of decision making in the organization, Operational, Tactical or Strategic, deployed fast and scales with your requirement and enables decision making at all levels of the organization, Personal, Team or Organization wide.
Looking at these scenarios open source softwares are betting big, Open ERP has launched its fifth stable version 5.0.0. Open source software not only provides management functions but also a much needed competitiveness to an organization.This new version comes with a full review of the web site giving access to more then 1500 pages of documentations on business management and a reorganisation of the community sources build upon the Open Object framework.
Thanks to its huge community open source software solutions are updated frequently and have inputs from experts from different fields. e.g. Open ERP V5 is characterized by the appearance of many functionalities. Like dynamic graphs and dashboards, ergonomic calendar views, dynamic Gantt graphs for planning, workflows editors, a fully integrated documentation, a dynamic process view-used for the end-user training,an integrated document management system. a Business Intelligence (BI) using a OLAP database. an integrated BPM (management of process). a web portal for clients and suppliers. improvement of translations (1 translation file by language and module). a touchscreen point of sale. a full Ajax webmail.a shared calendar. We should expect exponential growth and shining out comes for Open ERP in coming future.