12 Free and Open Source ERP Business Software Solutions

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is most crucial for a business and they really help business to streamline multisite environment with unified processes across locations. There are so many proprietary and commercial ERP solutions available like, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle e-Business etc. But, very few know that there is a plethora of Free or Low Cost Open Source solutions that are extremely competent as well as with proper customer support just like the proprietary ones.  Here is a list of 12 such Open Source ERP/CRM solutions that are either cross platform or browser/web based so that the solutions run on any platforms. All of them have Free versions available without support and some of them offer paid support as optional. A survey at Compiere suggests that up to 60% of the ERP setup and maintenance cost can be avoided with its commercial versions.

ERP Solutions




Compiere is a Comprehensive, Adaptable and Low Cost ERP (Java based) solution. Over 1.35 million downloads indicate the proven ERP package. Compiere has support for Cloud Infrastructure, Integration with Salesforce and much more. Automate all your business services functions, improve efficiency and customer satisfaction, easy quick customizations, high quality but with low cost ERP suit that will give other competitors a run.

There is a Free community version without support as well as Commercial editions that give you complete support and guarantee, training resources etc.



PostBooks is a full-featured, fully-integrated accounting, ERP, and CRM system, based on the award winning xTuple ERP Suite. Built with the open source PostgreSQL database, and the open source Qt framework for C++, it provides the ultimate in power and flexibility for a range of businesses and industries. Again, Free as well as Commercial editions are available and here is where to start knowing more about PostBooks.



Opentaps is a full-featured ERP and CRM suite which incorporates several open source projects, including Apache Geronimo, Tomcat, and OFBiz for the data model and transaction framework; Pentaho and JasperReports for business intelligence; Funambol for mobile device and Outlook integration; and the Opentaps applications which provide user-driven applications for CRM, accounting and finance, warehouse and manufacturing, and purchasing and supply chain management. Interestingly, it has Asterisk PBX integration which is described here.

Opentaps is used by a number of companies ranging from small business to Fortune500 companies.



A Java based ERP-System which started as a fork of Compiere, supports a lot of features. A full fledged ERP, CRM and Supply chain management, Point of Sale suit.



webERP is a complete web based accounting/ERP system that requires only a web-browser and pdf reader to use. It has a wide range of features suitable for many businesses particularly distributed businesses in wholesale and distribution. It is developed as an open-source application and is available as a free download to use. The feature set is continually expanding as new businesses and developers adopt it.
There have been in excess of 128,000 downloads to date



BlueERP is a double entry accounting application for small and medium business. Written in PHP, it is delivered through a LAMP environment to provide web access to your accounts.



Dolibarr is an ERP/CRM for small and medium companies but also independent or foundations. Dolibarr success is probably due to the 3 simple rules applied on project since the beginning: Easy to install, Easy to use, Easy to develop. Supports lot of features like Supply chain management, proposal management, order management, payment management and much more.



A full featured high end open source ERP designed for better business process, collaboration and leaner management.



jFire is a new, powerful and free ERP, CRM, eBusiness and SCM /SRM solution for business enterprises. JFire is entirely free/open-source software, uses the latest Java technologies (EJB 3, JDO 2, Eclipse RCP 3.3) and is designed to be highly customizable. It is a complete and extensible solution that fulfills all your business needs like user management, online trade with business partners, points of sale, various distribution channels forming a distribution network, store management etc.



OpenERP is open source ERP suit that supports Enterprise modules, Logistics, Accounting and Finance, HRM, CRM, Project Management, Business Process and more. It is complete package with commercial version available.

Apache OFBiz


The Apache Open For Business Project is an open source enterprise automation software project licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0. As per OFBiz, Open Source enterprise automation means: Open Source ERP, Open Source CRM, Open Source E-Business / E-Commerce, Open Source SCM, Open Source MRP, Open Source CMMS/EAM, and so on.



OpenBravo is a web based ERP solution originally was based on Compeiere which is also Open Source. It supports standard ERP features like production information, inventory, customer information, order tracking, and workflow information.

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