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Issue No.05 - September/October (2008 vol.10)
pp: 39-45
Rog?rio Atem de Carvalho , Federal Center for Technological Education
Rafael Manh?es Monnerat , Nexedi SA, France
ABSTRACT
Implementing an enterprise system involves capturing all information necessary to make business processes work in an integrated fashion, and reflecting this integration in source code. Enterprise resource planning implementations should also exploit reuse of existing system elements. ERP tools typically work on top of a framework, using prefabricated modules to create customized variants of the system. Among the free and open source ERP systems, only ERP5 offers a comprehensive set of tools tailored to its framework that, together with other off-the-shelf tools, provide support for creating new modules and entire new systems.
INDEX TERMS
Enterprise resource planning, ERP, development tools, free software, open source software, project management
CITATION
Rog?rio Atem de Carvalho, Rafael Manh?es Monnerat, "Development Support Tools for Enterprise Resource Planning", IT Professional, vol.10, no. 5, pp. 39-45, September/October 2008, doi:10.1109/MITP.2008.100
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