Issue No. 03 - May/June (2006 vol. 23)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2006.78
Nicol? Serrano , University of Navarra
Jos? Mar? Sarriegi , University of Navarra
Information systems must successfully manage the wide-ranging information available in a company. <em>Enterprise resource planning</em> is the central element of any information systems architecture. But ERP systems are usually expensive, which has restricted small and medium-sized enterprises' access to them. The availability of open source software ERPs has changed this situation. More and more companies are studying the possibility of adopting OSS ERPs. This article describes their advantages and some ERPs' main characteristics.
ERP, enterprise resource planning, open source, management information systems
N. Serrano and J. M. Sarriegi, "Open Source Software ERPs: A New Alternative for an Old Need," in IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. , pp. 94-97, 2006.