ADempiere is a business suite that has modules for ERP, CRM, MFG, SCM and POS. ADempiere was created on sourceforge as an open source project in September 2006. It's created actually on the platform of Compiere™ (developed by ComPiere Inc.), the crack being initiated by the different views between the developers of Compiere and the community that formed around that project (the community considered that the ComPiere Inc company was emphasizing too much the fact that the project is open source rather showing the community nature of the project. ADempiere in Italian means "to fulfill", but so does Compiere mean only that ADempiere is more like "accomplish"

The split of ADempiere from Compiere was possible because the Compiere application is licensed under the Compiere Public License, which is based on the Mozilla Public License. ADempiere is currently at version 3.1.0, and offers five main business processes:

  • Purchasing Cycle
  • Supply Change Management (SCM)
  • Sales Cycle
  • Performance Measurement
  • Customer Relationship Management

On each of these business processes there are different ERP and CRM features, some of them being the ones mentioned below:

  • ASP (Saas or On-Demand) friendly
  • Landed Cost Enhancement
  • Libero
  • Posterita (full web Point-of-Sale system)
  • Return Material Authorization (RMA) functionality
  • Royalty Contracts
  • Script Callout, Model Validator, Process
  • Serial number tracking
  • Sponsored Development Cash Payments, CashFlow, Distribution Resource Planning, Drop Ship, Global Tax Management, Inventory Conversion Enhancements, Libero HR and Payroll, Libero Project Management, Product Configuration, Replication, Swing Libero POS and Call Center, Swing POS, WebService, Scan Inventory, Year End Close
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • US Import and Export

ADempiere works on the following operating systems: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP and Windows Server 2003, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Apple Mac OS X, Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes, Solaris.

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ADempiere CRM Software

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