The Tryton project is an OpenERP (formerly tinyERP) fork, which means the whole thing is written in Python and runs on a Postgresql database server. One of OpenERP most notable strengths is it’s ease of extension. OpenERP has long offered an impressive list of add-on modules, usually written by 3rd party software developers, extending the systems’ core functionality with vertical solutions, making the solution more appealing to many. I am not sure if existing OpenERP modules work with Tryton, but the Tryton team should at least make sure it’s as easy to write modules to Tryton as it is to OpenERP.
Tryton supports core ERP functionality – accounting, sales,purchasing and inventory management. Manufacturing and Project Management are not yet supported. You can read their F.A.Q here, and a list of improvements vs. OpenERP here.
Similar to other open source ERP projects, the project offers support, implementation and customization services, as the Tryton software can be freely downloaded from here.
We wish the Tryton team good luck with their project. Their investment into the fork demonstrate the ever increasing demand for open source business solution.