ERPNext

by Frappé Technologies

Who Uses ERPNext?

ERPNext works well for businesses for all sizes, right from SMBs to Enterprises with hundreds to thousands of employees.

What Is ERPNext?

ERPNext is an open-source ERP tool designed to help businesses across multiple verticals including manufacturing, distribution, retail, education, healthcare, agriculture, and non-profit sectors. The platform enables administrators to manage accounting, onboarding, payroll, production, sales, purchase, and CRM processes using a centralized dashboard. It also allows managers to plan projects, track tasks, create estimated timelines, store documents, and collaborate with team members in real-time.

ERPNext Details

Frappé Technologies

https://frappe.io

Founded 2008

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ERPNext pricing overview

ERPNext has a free version and offers a free trial. ERPNext paid version starts at US$25.00/month.


Starting Price

US$25.00/month

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

ERPNext deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Linux (Desktop)
  • Windows (On-Premise)
  • Linux (On-Premise)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Documentation
  • Videos

ERPNext Features

  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

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ERPNext Reviews

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.6
Customer Service 4.4
Features 4.5
Value for Money 4.8

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Tyag K.
Managing Director
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/11/2018

"ERP Next - open source on AWS"

Comments: Excellent for small businesses with limited resources. Probably good for medium sized businesses as well as there are several mid sized companies (< 10 million t/o) also using this as figured out through the forum. There is a very active forum and a very good team of active developers. Would recommend the product purely on its stable functionality, ease of use and comprehensiveness.

Pros: Very very low cost if you can implement and host it yourself. We have hosted it on AWS and for the price of just the AWS infrastructure you have a world class system at your beck and call. We have been using it for the last 2 years and run our small company (20 people) on this system for everything from purchase-to-pay, order-to-cash, accounting, payroll and HR, inventory etc. It is also available as SaaS for a very reasonable price/seat. The system is comprehensive and very thoughtfully designed and actively developed. It addresses country specific requirements for the most part (please check for your country).

Cons: The upgrades are a bit difficult for someone who is non technical. New feature requests usually are addressed but needs external funding/support as it is open system and developed by the community. Best way to use it after evaluating if viable for your business (by trying the 30 day trial on the cloud) is probably as SaaS.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/11/2018
Martin S.
CEO
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 28/07/2019

"The best choice for teams that have some technical knowledge in house"

Comments: The community is vibrant and fast. There are telegram messenger groups for live communication. There is a super active forum platform. And there is a structured and well maintained github project. If you want to be part of this community, it's easy to get rolling.

Pros: The extensibility and flexibility of ERPNext is unrivaled. Every field you create becomes instantly available as an API point in the powerful interface of the ERP software. All relevant core features of an ERP system are mature and help you learn to do it the right way as a company. The team is rigid and consequent in making sure, that this streamlined process of creating opportunities, quotations, sales orders and sales invoices is kept intact which is very healthy and keeps customizations sane.

Cons: ERPNext is not yet easy and straight forward to use. If you have no idea of ERP software and you have no technical skills at all this is not for you. I would love to see the team focus more on the UX of the interface and the ease of use for new and very occasional users. The software feels like it's really made for experts and daily users. That said, we have compared ERPNext with Salesforce and SAP and the open source solution really shines in comparison. But having all the ERP world suck at UX does not mean that this is an unsolvable problem. Also the documentation of ERPNext is not job or use case driven and very technical at times. We have started to try to help this. But it's easy to ask and not so easy to deliver. Work in progress ...

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 28/07/2019
Jorge C.
Director de Administración
Photography, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/05/2021

"En general bueno"

Comments: Mi experiencia fue muy buena, sin embargo se volvió muy tardado el capturar las facturas de egresos ya que tiene que sor todo a mano, o usando la herramienta de importación a través de un excel, pero resulta muy complejo.
Esta es una herramienta muy completa pero requiere de una implementación compleja y en general, para cosas específicas se requiere de personal de IT que tenga el conocimiento para personalizar la implementación.

Pros: Es un sistema muy completo. Cuenta con módulos para muchas disciplinas además de los generales, como ingresos, egresos, almacén, contabilidad, etc. Tiene funcionalidades especificas, para escuelas, empresas de servicios, ventas, etc.

Cons: Su principal contra es que no contempla la miscelanea fiscal mexicana. No tiene conección al SAT para hacer descarga de XMLs o incluso, no tiene la funcionalidad para importar XMLs. De igual forma, no puede timbrar CFDIs, etc.
En los foros he visto que se puede lograr esto a través desarrollos hechos a la medida para este fin. Sin embargo realizar un desarrollo de este tipo, es muy costoso para una empresa pequeña.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 02/05/2021
Verified Reviewer
System Analyst
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/07/2019

"Review"

Comments: Get your work organized in a cost effective way

Pros: This software has a search field which is so powerful in assisting the user to get to the setting he or she wants simply by typing it

Cons: New to the market so many companies don't trust it fully.

Vendor Response

by Frappe Technologies on 06/08/2019

Thank you for the honest review! As for the trust factor, we are slowly but surely getting there. Frappe Technology, as an OEM for ERPNext, is working with Enterprises to create high value and build a stronger brand which users can identify with.

As for the product itself, it is now close to 10 years old (Frappe just celebrated its 11th anniversary) and now has a visible presence in the market as a cost-effective ERP solution especially when compared to giants like SAP, Oracle, and Dynamics.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/07/2019
Varun R.
Design Engineer
Automotive, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/07/2020

"An affordable feature packed customisable ERP Solution."

Comments: Automate everything. Take it all online. Go paperless. I've been able to achieve these with relative ease.

Pros: #1: FOSS. The biggest reason I like FOSS is not because it's free. It's because the entire ecosystem becomes more efficient. College grads don't need to go through expensive training. Documentation is more complete and can be supplemented through forums where people are more responsive because they feel like they are a part of a community. It has most of the features that you require.

Cons: The fact that is has so many features built in takes a while to get used to. But I don't think that's a con. If there was anything that could use a little improvement, it's the Website module. Not super easy to use for a non-technical person.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/07/2020