ERP/Invoice Software Analysis

Before the software analysis, I want to write a text about this market … there are many solutions, but I think they all focus on their clients and it may be difficult to choose one for a group like us, because each application is very subjective. … It depends on whether you prefer a code or a design …

On the other hand, I analyze 3 ERP and 2 only for invoices ….

If we think with KISS maybe it is better software just for invoices but for coherence and to unite feelings and environments, maybe it is better to use ERP if we are using it for something else …

For now I try not to put my opinion here and later in the editing. We can talk about that …

Please check basic characteristics…

https://board.net/p/invoice-accurate

  • Contacts (Customers and providers)
  • Products
  • Different templates
  • Different numbers of series
  • Duplicate Invoices

I want to remove 4 Freedoms because I don't put any Not Free software to compare, and without public control version

- Pros: - Cont:

  • LAST UPDATE: [ Check the last update to know the project its alive and well developed. ]
  • PLUGINS/MODULES: [ Check if has module structure what allow improve in good way. ]
  • DECENTRALIZED: [ Check if can be federate. ]
  • DISTRIBUTED: [ Check if p2p software. ]
  • CONSUMPTION: [ Comparative in energy Consumption. ]
  • KISS: [ Keep It Simple Stupid - One tool for one purpose, in this case good module because we want join different software inside ]
  • DOCUMENTATION: [ If there good documentation with public access ]
  • CONTROL VERSION: [ Check if have a control system with almost 3 versions develop-testing-production ]
  • USABILITY: [We need to test for real value, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usability_testing for that if we have time we should do it but otherwise we need to trust on people to test before.]

ERPNext is a free and open-source integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software developed by Frappé Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and is built on MariaDB database system using a Python based server-side framework.

ERPNext is an alternative to NetSuite and QAD, and similar in function to Odoo (formerly OpenERP), Tryton and Openbravo.

Start project on 2008 is a matured software

- Complete linux machine - python - MariaDB - NodeJS - Redis

- Pros:

  1. A lot of languages
  2. Easy to manage
  3. Mobile version
  4. Free Software community very implicated

- Cont:

  1. Complete ERP

We can use only for invoices disabling other modules or we can try to use like a ERP, having CRM, Project Manager and Invoices…


Odoo is a suite of web based open source business apps

The main Odoo Apps include an Open Source CRM, Website Builder, eCommerce, Warehouse Management, Project Management, Billing & Accounting, Point of Sale, Human Resources, Marketing, Manufacturing, Purchase Management, …

Odoo Apps can be used as stand-alone applications, but they also integrate seamlessly so you get a full-featured Open Source ERP when you install several Apps.

Started to develop on 2005 and now is very matured software and with a good community developers

- Linux Machine x64 - python - PostgreSQL

- Pros:

  1. Thinking on large enterprises
  2. Very modulable software
  3. Good messaging style

- Cont:

  1. Mobile version better from V9
  2. Some of module are not free
  3. Very difficult to update one version to next
  • Contacts (Customers and providers): YES
  • Products: YES
  • Different templates: YES
  • Different numbers of series: YES
  • Duplicate Invoices: YES
  • LAST UPDATE: YES (v8-9-10-11 in continue update)
  • PLUGINS/MODULES: YES
  • DECENTRALIZED: NO
  • DISTRIBUTED: NO
  • CONSUMPTION: High consumption of resources
  • KISS: NO mix and good moduled but not one tool one purpose
  • DOCUMENTATION: YES
  • CONTROL VERSION: YES
  • USABILITY: YES

http://erp.softwareinsider.com/l/246/Odoo [9.1/10] Project Management 100

https://reviews.financesonline.com/p/odoo/ 96% user satisfaction 9.0 score

We can use like a completly enviroment… databases, projects, shops, kanban and accounting… and maybe focus on develop our style.


Aplicación de tres capas licenciado en GPL-3, escrito en lenguage Python y usa PostgreSQL como base de datos.

Es el núcleo base de complejas soluciones empresariales que es modular, escalable y seguro. Ofrece todas las funcionalidades necesarias de una plataforma de aplicaciones completa: persistencia de datos, extensa modularidad, administración de usuarios, flujos de trabajo y motores de reportes, servicios web e internacionalización. Se constituye por tanto en una plataforma de aplicación completa que puede emplearse para cualquier propósito relevante.

Fork from tyniERP then recall, Odoo is a matured project

- Complete linux machine - python - PosgreSQL

- Pros:

  1. Can use different clients… gtk or website
  2. Robust API
  3. GUI without business logic
  4. Completly Open Source Project

- Cont:

  • Contacts (Customers and providers): YES
  • Products: YES
  • Different templates: YES
  • Different numbers of series: YES
  • Duplicate Invoices: YES
  • LAST UPDATE: YES (v4.6 in continue update)
  • PLUGINS/MODULES: YES
  • DECENTRALIZED: NO
  • DISTRIBUTED: NO
  • CONSUMPTION:
  • KISS: NO
  • CONTROL VERSION: YES (https://hg.tryton.org/)
  • USABILITY: YES
    Although Tryton's modularity make it customizable for almost any business need, it comes with batteries included for trade, manufacturing and project management companies.

    https://www.capterra.com/p/146240/Tryton/

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https://www.predictiveanalyticstoday.com/tryton/

Is a complete ERP, we can use like a completly enviroment… databases, projects, shops, kanban and accounting…


InvoicePlane is a self-hosted open source application for managing your quotes, invoices, clients and payments.

Project from 2013 now is enough mature

  1. php

- mysql - apache

- Pros:

  1. Simple and easy
  2. KISS
  3. good in mobile

- Cont:

  1. Only 2 roles, admin and guest

We can use only for invoices… so cool DEMO: https://demo.invoiceplane.com/index.php/dashboard


- Complete linux machine - php - MariaDB - python - ngix

- Pros:

  1. KISS
  2. Multicurrency
  3. Easy to use
  4. Customer support
  5. You can see the final result while you edit.

- Cont:

  • Contacts (Customers and providers): YES
  • Products: YES
  • Different templates: YES
  • Different numbers of series: YES
  • Duplicate Invoices: YES
  • LAST UPDATE: YES (V.3.9.2 25-NOV-17)
  • PLUGINS/MODULES: YES
  • DECENTRALIZED: NO
  • DISTRIBUTED: NO
  • CONSUMPTION: ?¿
  • KISS: YES
  • DOCUMENTATION: YES (http://docs.invoiceninja.com/)
  • USABILITY: YES
[5/5] Fantastic, what a great product!

https://www.capterra.com/p/145215/Invoice-Ninja/

Its only for invoices… perfect KISS and beautiful.

Demo: https://app.invoiceninja.com/invoices/create