ERPNext - Truly Open Source ERP

Core Modules and functionalities in ERPNext

Core Modules and Systems

Like any ERP software, the Core Modules of ERPNext are fully ready for directly using for your Business. As compared to customized software packages or standard Accounting packages such as Tally, these modules & systems are dealt with in a greater depth thus providing the real differentiation over customized solutions or other non-integrated software packages

List of Modules

  • Accounting,CRM,Sales,Purchase,Inventory,Asset Management
  • Production Planning,Ware House Management,Project Management
  • HRMS, Payroll Management

    General Features

  • It is a Free & Open Source generic ERP software
  • No User Licences Required
  • Can be used by manufacturers, distributors and services companies
  • Customizations like UDF's, Workflows, permissions are user definable
  • Extensive Indepth Functionality - Suitable for Out of Box Implementation
  • Truly OpenSource
  • Strong Community support

Material Requirement Planning (MRP)

This module or wizard can be used to automate the entire procurement ordering or the production ordering system based on the inputs from :
a. Sales Forecasting
b. Sales Orders
c. Existing Stocks
d. Purchase orders in the pipeline

It uses item parameters such as the make or buy, lead days, preferred vendors etc.

Opportunity Management

This module can be used to keep a track of all the activities before the receipt of orders.

Service Module

This module can be used to manage the service based activities as well as maintain the post sales activities for products such as AMC, repairs & maintenance both in terms of spares and schedules etc.

Activities Management

This module can be used to manage the various activities that related to transactions , masters or ever standalone such as meetings, follow ups, phone calls, reminders etc. These activities could be tied to transactions such as purchase orders, sales invoices or masters such as BP or Item master. The activities have to be assigned to a user for a specific date and time and would thus pop up automatically on the for action and response by the user.

Advanced Modules and functionalities in ErpNext

Advanced Modules and systems

Like any ERP software, the USP's of ErpNext are the advanced modules and systems which are beyond typical customized software packages or standard Accounting packages such as Tally. These modules & systems provide the real differentiation over customized solutions or other non-integrated software packages < /b>
  • Advanced Modules : Website, E-commerce, Point of Sale, Warehouse, Project Management and Services
  • Domain specific modules : Schools, Healthcare, Agriculture, and Non-Profit Organisations

    Advanced Features

  • Can be deployed on cloud as well as your own servers
  • It is built on MariaDB database system
  • It is using Frappe, a Python based server-side framework

Opportunity Management

This module can be used to keep a track of all the activities before the receipt of orders.

Material Requirement Planning (MRP)

This module or wizard can be used to automate the entire procurement ordering or the production ordering system based on the inputs from :
a. Sales Forecasting
b. Sales Orders
c. Existing Stocks
d. Purchase orders in the pipeline

It uses item parameters such as the make or buy, lead days, preferred vendors etc.

Service Module

This module can be used to manage the service based activities as well as maintain the post sales activities for products such as AMC, repairs & maintenance both in terms of spares and schedules etc.

Website & E-Commerce Portal Management

This module can be used to manage the various activities that related to transactions , masters or ever standalone such as meetings, follow ups, phone calls, reminders etc. These activities could be tied to transactions such as purchase orders, sales invoices or masters such as BP or Item master. The activities have to be assigned to a user for a specific date and time and would thus pop up automatically on the for action and response by the user.

Are you ready for ERPNext ?




Business Challenges

  • Are your Business procedures holding you back from growing as fast as you want to?
  • Is your top management free enough to focus on its core business areas?
  • Is your decision making entirely based on facts, data & analysis?
  • Are you constantly in touch with the true health of your business ?
  • If the answer to any of the above is unfavorable - it's time for you to upgrade to a standard ERP system !!!


Advantages of ERPNext


  • International Best Practices Incorporated
  • Extremely low cost of ownership
  • Cloud as well as On Premise based Implementtion
  • Functional Stability(Free From Bugs & Glitches)
  • Continual Functional & Technological Upgradations
  • Relatively Quicker Implementation Cycle
  • Vendor Independence

    ErpNext vs Customized ERP


    • Software Designed As per the customisation and needs of business process.
    • Customization of ERP software becomes necessary in every part of the technology and because of this technology development most of the organizations tend to customize their software as per their requirement.
    • Customization is the process of fitting the chosen ERP software to the needs of a specific organization.
    • Whenever the processes represented in the ERP software differ significantly from the processes used by the firm one has two options. First is to build the organizational process into the ERP software through customization. The second one is to change the practice followed by the firm to suit the process native to the ERP software.
    Comparison Aspect ErpNext Customized ERP
    Bugs / Reliability
  • International Proven software so almost bug free.
  • Reliability almost 100%.
  • Created as per the needs of customer so too many bugs.
  • Reliability very poor
  • Accuracy
  • Data Accuracy almost 100%.
  • Data accuracy very poor
  • Technology Upgradation
  • Free with all updates, New module upgradation (free)
  • Fully Chargeable for every changes developed.
  • Vendor dependency
  • They can change the vendor at any point of time without damaging in software.
  • They have to depend on vendor for any types of solutions.
  • International Best Practises
  • Software designed keeping in mind the best and Standard practises to carry out business activity in the best possible manner.
  • No Software customized as per business process for particular business.
  • ErpNext vs Tally

    Tally Accounting is a software used for accounting purposes. It is provided by Tally Solutions and is a standard business accounting software. It is very popular for accounting in India. It typically covers the day to day basic accounting & book keeping needs of any small organisation.
    • To fulfill legal requirements
    • To pay taxes and meet other statutory requirements
    • To keep the business running by managing receivables & payables, cash, bank.

    ErpNext Tally
    Target Clients
  • Small & Medium Enterprises (Traders, Manufacturers & Service Industry) (25 Cr to 1000 Cr Turnover)
  • Shops, Retail Outlets & Small Traders (< 25 Cr Turnover)
  • Main Business Areas Covered
  • Almost all aspects of any large organisation
  • Accounting & Book Keeping
  • Technology Upgradation
  • Free with all updates, New module upgradation (free)
  • Differentially Chargeable for every Version update
  • Costing
  • Slightly on the higher side but extremely high Value for Money ratio
  • Lower One time cost - but poor options for upgrade path.
  • Advanced Modules Comparison : ERPNext V/s Tally


    ErpNext Tally
    Material Requirement Planning
  • Extensive Coverage
  • Non Existent
  • Cost Valuation
  • Advanced - transaction level with predefined or dynamic apportionment
  • Very Basic & impractical
  • Budget Control
  • Detailed with Blocking, Warning & Comparative Reporting
  • Only for comparison
  • Approvals
  • Extremely Smart & Dynamic
  • Non Existent
  • CRM
  • Exhaustive & Integrated
  • Non Existent
  • Service Module
  • Detailed & Suited even for large service business house
  • Non Existent
  • ERPNext Comparison with SAP S/4 Hana

    • Is your business volume (turnover) is really large (greater than 1000 Cr) ?
    • Do you want your business processes to be really rigid ?
    • Is your ERP budget greater than 1 crore (minimum) ?
    • Are you already using a standard ERP for SME's like SAP B1 and is it falling short of your requirement ?
    • If the answer to any of the above is YES - then SAP ECC6 or S/4HANA is your right choice !!!