If you go to Sourceforge.net, a website that provides an open source project development platform,and browse to the ERP category, you will find no less than 402 results! That’s quite an amazing number, but if you try to dig in a little bit around that category,you will notice that many projects are actually only CRM (Customer Relationship Management),SCM (Supply Chain Management), accounting or HR applications. They do not fully support the functionality required from a real ERP solutions.
So how would you define an ERP system? My post An Introduction to ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning is a good starting point. If you are interested in implementing ERP in your organization, or are a consultant who is looking into open source ERP solutions,you must make sure the solutions you are considering does support all required businesses processes.