1.4 is a big number. The recent opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Version 1.4
release marks a milestone of our effort to build free, openly available
enterprise software. This journey began over six years ago with the goal of
building full featured business software that could work for a variety of
companies in many different industries.
And now, I’m pleased to say, we’ve done it. Take a look at what
opentaps can do for you today, and I think you’ll agree that, broadly
speaking, we have a very extensive feature set. Take a look at the
community around opentaps, and you’ll see that we’ve been validated by
companies large and small around the world.
So what next?
These are my goals for the next leg of our journey:
Easier — I want opentaps to be easier to use, easier to set up and
configure, and easier to customize and build on top of. More advanced — I
believe that ... (more)
If you’ve worked with Apache OFBiz or opentaps 1.x, you’ve probably had
moments like this:
Q: What’s the difference between internal name and product name?
A: If your company wants to maintain an internal name for products that’s
different than the standard product name, then you can put it in
internalName. Otherwise you should keep them the same.
Welcome to software complexity.
When we design software, we’re making choices. Do we add features for
people who need them? Or keep them out to make things simpler for people
who don’t? As much as we’d like to keep things simple, we ... (more)
We’ve been working on an integration of the Magento e-commerce platform for
opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM, and some of our long-time users have also
talked about integrating opentaps with Spree. I took a quick look at both and
make some notes about them. Since we’re not developers of or service
providers for either one, and we plan to support integration with both in
opentaps, I hope you’ll consider this an unbiased if somewhat “bird’s
eye” comparison of Spree vs. Magento. Read more about Magento vs. Spree
Eric Qualman’s talk in Atlanta earlier this month got me thinking some
more. I started to play with words: “social media,” “social
network,” “networking”…what did it all mean? Interestingly enough,
after a while the words themselves revealed a pattern. Here are my notes on
hotel stationery which I’d like to share with you.
Let me show you with an all-too-LA example:
In the age of television,
media was how content was transmitted: cable, satellite content was the shows
networks like ABC, NBC, HBO, and ESPN bundled the content and broadcast them
over media to viewers, who used... (more)
Easier to Use and Better Looking
We’ve introduced a new keyword search feature for opentaps, based on
Hibernate search, Apache lucene, and Google Web Toolkit We’ve also enhanced
searching for invoices, payments, accounting transactions, and orders with
new fields you can search with We think the new look for opentaps
applications is a lot better and hope you agree. For Java developers, we’ve
added support for hibernate caching and Java wrappers for ofbiz services and
Java classes for constants to make your code easier to write and easier to
Try opentaps in the Amazon C... (more)