Be a part of a fully open source ecosystem. Also look up the official ERPNext Partner Program for details.
ERPNext is an Open Source ERP application that helps Small to Medium Sized business manage their organizations efficiently. It covers financial accounting, inventory management, manufacturing, human resource management and much more. It is a web based application, easy and user friendly.
The ERPNext Project is now backed by the ERPNext Foundation, a not-for-profit that works towards building and maintaining ERPNext.
Before you sell anything to anyone, you must be completely convinced that it is the right tool for you to promote. After all, it is your reputation at stake. Before you sell any ERPNext service, we recommend that you evaluate ERPNext very minutely yourself and the best way to do it is self-implementation. Start using ERPNext for billing, customer support, CRM, quoting your customers. Even if you don't wish to use it in production, use it as a test. Once, and if, you are convinced of the application, you should demo it to your customers. Nothing sells better than confidence, so its best to be confident before you sell.
Disclosure: We use ERPNext extensively in our own organization too!
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To implement ERPNext, you must have a general understanding of financial accounting, inventory management and how organizations manage their information. Skills in spreadsheet tools like Excel will be handy for data import. If you are good in HTML / CSS, you can also create a website from within ERPNext.
If you also want to offer customization services on ERPNext, you should have some expertise on:
No. This is an open source application and it does not require you to pay us anything. You can charge the customer as you prefer for implementation, training, customization and support.
If your customer wants production support on their servers, you can do it yourself.
With ERPNext compared to other ERPs, the cost of license is zero, so there is more money on the table to ensure a successful ERP implementations. These savings can be effectively used to tailor the ERPNext system to the user's requirements and / or to enhance the ERPNext product itself by adding features that could be sponsored. There is always the usual revenue model for:
For listing yourself on the community portal, you must become a member of the ERPNext foundation. You can list yourself as a Service Provider, and provide details about services you offer on ERPNext.
By becoming a member, you will not only support the ongoing development and enhancement of ERPNext that is so critical to your business but also get a say in what features get built next.
ERPNext is built as a community product with the help of hundreds on end users and developers. If you face a problem with ERPNext or have a suggetion for a feature, you should plan on having the feature contributed back to ERPNext. Unlike other "open core" projects, ERPNext does not encourage 3rd party apps, which ultimately lead to a bad user experience and usually leave the end-user hostage to a service provider and in many cases saddled with a bad solution.
If you want to propose an enhancement, you must first send a proposal. Once it is okayed by any maintainer, you can start development according to the contribution guidelines and send a pull request to the core product. Read the contribution guidelines for more details
ERPNext is our brand and identity. All work we do will be under the brand name of ERPNext and Frappe. If you want to disguise this as your work, you are free to do it, but don't expect any help from us. If you are using our help documentation, you must attribute us publicly because the documentation is licensed as Creative Commons BY-NC-SA