Review of ERPNEXT

February, 2015

Rating: 3.5/5

ERPNext is a comprehensive and affordable ERP solution containing modules that allow small and medium businesses to manage planning, budgeting, inventory and supply chain management, accounting and human resources. ERPNext is open source software written in Python, JavaScript and MySQL.

ERPNext was launched in 2010 after five years of development, and is owned by Web Notes Technologies. Web Notes strives to provide an affordable, integrated business solution for small to mid-size businesses.

Some of ERPNEXT’s key features include:

  • Completely web-based
  • Managing sales and sales teams
  • Purchasing, inventory
  • Invoicing, payments
  • Tasks, payroll with email, SMS

Ease of use

ERPNext is an interesting ERP web app because it takes the complexity out of ERP and is much more affordable than most of its competitors. The problem facing many companies nowadays is that a proper ERP system is very expensive and difficult to implement.

This is where ERPNext is very different from most ERPs. Unlike many ERP systems, ERPNext is open-source and is designed for small to medium-sized businesses. It is based on wnframework, which was built primarily for the system itself but also features plenty of customization options.

Customer Service

In addition to phone and email support, ERPNext offers a collection of tutorials in their Knowledge Base as well as helpful instruction with Guides featuring several helpful articles to get you started and keep your system running smooth.

Add-Ons and Integration

ERPNext can be easily integrated with several other tools like Magento Shopping Cart, Quickbooks and Tally, also with marketplaces including Amazon and Ebay.

The company claims that even more extensions and applications are on the way to further build on.

Problems and Complaints

I didn’t really come across too many problems with ERPNext. Although, I’m sure some will think that its simplicity is infact a problem with the system. But you need to keep in mind that some people prefer a simple and easy to use system compared to one with all the bells and whistles.

A more complex system is great, if you have the ability and knowledge to operate it, and also if you prefer more options. I’m not saying that ERPNext is good or that it is lacking due to its simplicity, I’m only saying that the system isn’t complex, nor does it claim to be and that some people may prefer they type of system as opposed to another.

ERPNext, for the most part does what it was designed to do. Provide a bare-bones, easy to understand ERP at an affordable price.

In Conclusion

ERPNext is a no-frills powerful system that proves that enterprise-resource planning (ERP) systems don’t have to be really complicated and expensive to do what you need them to do.

ERPNext gives you the tools you need when you need them at a cost most businesses can afford.

The Sales Pitch

Built for small and medium sized businesses across the world.

Manufacturing Ideal for discrete manufacturing (Make to Order, Engineer to Order). Manage material planning, shipping, sales and accounting, customer support and more.

Retail Multi-store retail business can track inventory, sales, billing, warranties, returns and much more across all their stores.

Distribution Keep track of inventory, sales, serial numbers, batches across locations and warehouses. Manage billing, expenses and purchasing.

Services Consultancies and service providers (software companies) can manage billing, accounting, projects, support online.


Selling: Lead, Opportunity, Quotation, Rates Taxes Terms and Conditions, Sales Order, Discounts

Buying: Purchase Request, Supplier Quotation, Purchase Order

Managing Inventory: Purchase Receipt, Rejections, Quality Inspections, UOM Conversions, Currency Conversions, Delivery Note, Stock Entry, Sub-Contracting, Serial Numbers

Accounting: Sales Invoice, Purchase Invoice, Outstanding Amounts, Matching Payments to Invoices, Journal Vouchers, Payments, Accounting Entries, Handling Returns, Reports

Manufacturing: Types of Production Planning, Bill of Materials (BOM), Production Planning Tool, Production Order

Managing Projects: Project, Tasks, Time Sheets

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Tech Information
Service Name
Parent Company
Web Notes
No. of Staff maintaining this service (estimated)
Tiny (10-24 people)
Online, Email, Community
Head Office
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See also: ERP Software , PSA