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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.

Who Uses ERPNext?

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

ERPNext Software - The workspace enables highest productivity with shortcuts, reports, and dashboards right at your fingertips. Don't waste time navigating the system or remember silly codes.
ERPNext Software - Use Kanban view to track your projects, sales pipeline, support ticket and more. P.S. You can now switch to the cool new dark mode!
ERPNext Software - Tracking tasks doesn't have to be that difficult with a colorful Gantt tool at your disposal.
ERPNext Software - Configure your dashboard to view the graphs, numbers and progress you prefer in one glance.
ERPNext Software - Need to email documents on the go? You can generate PDFs from ERPNext for all documents like invoices, quotations, purchase orders in a jiffy. The system also gives you the ability to customize these formats as per your requirements.

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Reviews of ERPNext

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Hardik
Hardik
Automation Specialist in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Furniture, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Best Open Source ERP that is better than even paid ERPs

5.0 3 years ago

Pros:

the look and feel of ERPNext is very appealing. it is inline with the present best practices, followed in UI/UX.

Cons:

The software can integrate with some of the open source PLM Tool like Oddo, and open Source MES and IOT tools. this can create a complete opensorce ecosystem for business

Varun
Director in India
Automotive, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

An experience using ERPNext in a hardware product startup in the E-Mobility Space

5.0 last year

Pros:

The fact that the software is well integrated with a wide variety of modules. Other ERP systems would end up with us having a multitude of different softwares each handling their own niche, and all tied together by just Single Sign On. Here, I am able to provide everyone in the company with a login to the ERP system and have access to not just ERP features, but also Project Management, a Wiki and a Learning Managment System.

Cons:

The HR and Payroll Module can improve quite a bit. The way incentive payments are handled require external programming to design an automated performance based pay. Leaves are also not mutable if a mistake was made during the Leave Policy Assignment which was realised only half-way through the year. This also doesn't allow for a leave policy for a person to be changed in the middle of the leave policy period. This is quite important considering the constant switching of employees between Work From Home, Hybrid and Remote, each of which will have a different leave policy within the company.

Conn
President in Canada
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Easy to use, and highly customizable, but plauged by bugs.

2.0 last year

Comments: The product has great potential! I wish the frappe org would focus more on all the technical debt, rather than new features. Unfortunately, they generally get paid for new features by customers, not for fixing bad code.

Pros:

I love the ability to customize forms, while it could be easier, it sure is nice to make changes without code.

Cons:

Bugs. Unfortunately, open source means that some code is not high quality. Another factor is the poor management of Git pull requests. I've created several bug fixes that languished until deactivated by automated robot after a month or two with little response from product owners. Many of these bugs are quite serious, particularly around the payroll module. Many, less serious and obvious issues, exist over major versions without resolution.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

One of the best

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

Agile, scalable, robust, economical, customizable,

Cons:

HR & Payroll requires some flexibilty ands development

Martin
CEO in Germany
Computer Software, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

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5.0 5 years ago

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 ...

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