“In the ERP market as an open source software provider, we were challenged to change users’ conventional thinking that open source software doesn’t have support from a professional organization,” shares Clark. Back in 2000, OpenPro released their first version of OpenPro ERP. The software was built on open source LAMP technology that includes Linux Apache PHP and MySQL database. “Our ERP solution can run on any type of system hardware and all operating systems like Linux, Windows, and IBM iSeries OS400,” illustrates Clark. OpenPro’s complete ERP software solution includes modules for finance, supply chain distribution, manufacturing, warehouse management, e-commerce, document imaging, and workflow management. Further, with the open database design, OpenPro runs on all SQL database engines. “Depending on the customer’s needs, our system can work with several databases like Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle, and Postgres,” conveys Clark.
Based on business rules, OpenPro ERP can be customized as per customer requirements. The company continues to develop all their products and services to resolve customer issues. For instance, OpenPro’s paperless workflow can help enterprises automate, track and document their user task management. Recently, OpenPro launched version 8 of their ERP software that works on IBM Power 8 systems with TurboLinux. “This advanced version includes Business Intelligence, with over 600 graphical layouts to improve business decision making using big data statistics and analytics, a new menu system, built-in communications module, business workflow, and document imaging features,” shares Clark.
Our ERP solution can run on any type of system hardware and all operating systems like Linux, Windows, and IBM iSeries OS400
OpenPro expands its product base by working with other open source and commercial products in the market. “We have interfaces to connect with e-commerce company osCommerce, CRM product provider SugarCRM, and also Salesforce,” says Clark. “OpenPro can be integrated with content managers like Drupal and Wordpress,” he adds. The company is further planning to provide its service in 9 different languages. “We are broadening our geographical reach to several countries including China where we are working on building a cloud based application for the government,” Clark concludes.