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Compiere ERP Products

Sep 21, 2015

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  • Modern, Adaptable, Affordable

Enterprise Edition

Compiere Enterprise is a modern, highly adaptable, enterprise-class business solution - that can be deployed on-premise or on the Cloud - for a fraction of the cost of traditional ERP systems. Improve agility and dramatically lower cost of ownership with Compiere.

Highly Adaptable, Enterprise-Class Applications ...

Compiere ERP delivers a broad and rich set of integrated business functionality on a global-ready platform. Manage any number of organizations, warehouses, languages, currencies, and accounting rules. Utilize role-based Management Dashboards with drill-down capability to effectively monitor and analyze your operations. Pre-built charts and graphs are provided and are easily expanded to meet your specific needs. And, Compiere Enterprise is built to scale - supporting multiple servers, large transaction volumes, hundreds of users and business complexity required by demanding businesses of all sizes.

Compiere ERP's revolutionary design enables applications to be easily customized and extended "without programming" - a first in the ERP industry. Applications are defined as objects in an Active Data Dictionary. Changes are easily made using a modern "drag and drop" Visual Dictionary Editor. Your IT staff will easily embrace the techniques required to extend Compiere ERP.

Compiere ERP's innovative design reduces the cost and effort associated with upgrading business applications. Compiere ERP's Automated Upgrade Technology enables seamless migration to new software versions while preserving all Dictionary-based customizations, saving significant time and cost compared to traditional systems.

Built an a Modern, Web-Based Platform

Compiere ERP offers a highly interactive, web-based user experience while providing secure access from any web browser. Integration with other applications is easy using Compiere ERP's service oriented architecture (SOA) and web services. Leveraging open source technology helps reduce IT infrastructure costs. And, access to application source code reduces vendor dependence and project risk.

On-Premise or on the Cloud

Compiere ERP gives you the choice to deploy your applications in your own data center or on the Amazon Cloud. Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud provides a professionally managed computing infrastructure over the internet that is private, secure and scalable on demand.

... At Fraction of the Cost

Compiere ERP disrupts the traditional cost structure of acquiring, deploying, and maintaining ERP systems. Compiere ERP is available without up-front license fees, and can dramatically lower annual operating costs - saving up to 80% in total cost of ownership. You gain cost savings and flexibility - without vendor lock-in.

With Compiere ERP, you are in control but not alone. Your customized solution is backed by Aptean and the Compiere Partner Network who offer a range of services to ensure your success.

Capabilities

Compiere ERP is an integrated open source ERP and CRM business solution built on a powerful Model-driven Application Platform that gives you the capabilities to run YOUR business, YOUR way. Use Compiere ERP business solutions software to automate all of your financial, distribution, sales and service processes... quickly, affordably and easily.

Broad Capabilities and Deep Integration

Compiere ERP business solution capabilities span Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Order Management

The Order Management process covers the business processes required for the creation of a quotation for a prospect or customer, sales order management, invoicing and the receipt of cash. The functionality is tightly integrated with Materials Management and Customer Relationship Management.

Compiere ERP is preconfigured to handle a number of sales order scenarios. System administrators can add new sales order types or change the rules associated with existing orders to match specific requirements.

Quotations

Compiere ERP provides for the creation and printing of customer quotations based on general or customer specific price lists. Quotations can be made "binding," in which case they reserve inventory. Quotations may also be modified at any time and can be automatically converted to a Sales Order without additional data entry.

Sales Orders

A Sales Order is the "fulfillment control document" that is the foundation for generating sales order, shipment and invoicing documentation. In addition, Vendor Purchase Orders may be created automatically for the items specified on a sales order and directly shipped to the customer if appropriate.

Different types of sales orders cause different business process behavior in Compiere ERP. For example, a "Prepaid Order" will not allow shipments until payment occurs. A "Point of Sale" order assumes the customer is at the counter with the goods in hand and generates all transactions including stock decrement, invoicing, and payment through the entry of a single document. A "Standard Order" by comparison, will check availability before accepting the order then queue the order for fulfillment by the warehouse and then generate an invoice in the next invoice run or otherwise in accordance with the invoice rules for that customer.

Compiere ERP supports the following Sales Order Situations:

  • Standard Order — This is used when shipping products by availability. Users can generate the invoice immediately or after the shipment.

  • POS Order — This is used in 'over the counter' sales situations with anonymous customers. The order generates the shipment and invoice. The payment is received via Cash, Check, Credit Card, etc.

  • Credit Order — This is used for known (on account) customers, with or without a credit line. The order generates the shipment, invoice, and optionally receives the payment.

  • Warehouse Order — This is used when creating summary invoices. Users can select the shipments manually or create the invoice based on invoicing rules (e.g. weekly, on the 1st and 15th of a month, etc.).

  • Prepay Order — This is used in Web Store Transactions. Users can send the shipment and generate the final invoice after receipt of the money.

Shipments

Based upon the details captured on the Sales Order, one or more shipments can be generated immediately or automatically when inventory subsequently becomes available. Compiere ERP automatically back orders unavailable items. Compiere ERP can be configured to allow shipments to be effected from the shipment documentation or alternatively provide for a more disciplined warehouse approach by requiring explicit confirmation of picking and/or shipment prior to the generation of invoice documentation. Confirmations can be used to manage movements of inventory from, say, a receiving area to 'put away' areas from which it then becomes available for further processing.

Customer Returns

Compiere ERP can automate your customer return processes, including generation of Return Materials Authorization (RMA). RMAs are linked to the original Sales Order and Shipment. Begin by specifying a return policy the requirements for accepting returns. Compiere ERP supports both default return policies, and exceptions that are linked to specific Products, Business Partners or other criteria. Grant override privileges to certain people in your organization to enable even greater flexibility in processing returns. Return transactions and Credit Memos are generated automatically or manually depending on the RMA Document Type. Generate final return documentation automatically or manually as the returned goods arrive in your warehouse. As in the case of shipments, confirmations can be used to manage movements of inventory from the receiving area to ‘put away’ areas.

Customer Invoices

Generate invoices according to general business rules or based on specific arrangements in place with the customer. Generate invoices:

  • Immediately after each shipment.

  • When the order is completely shipped.

  • Based on a predefined invoice schedule specific to the customer.

  • For example, an invoice schedule could be established to arrange for the creation of a summary invoice including all shipments to the customer over the previous day, week, or month.

Receipts

When entering a Sales Order or Invoice; the payment rules allow flexibility in the automatic generation of receipts:

  • For cash transactions, a Cashbook entry is automatically generated.

  • For credit card, check, and direct debit transactions; a payment is created against the appropriate bank account.

Compiere ERP currently supports merchant payment processors via VeriSign and PayFloPro.

Open Items are settled by entering Payments (i.e. receiving a check or creating a direct debit), creating a Cash Book entry (i.e. open invoice paid by petty cash later), or during the process of reconciling Bank Statements (i.e. bank transfers).

Compiere ERP can use the Automatic Clearing House facilities of a specified bank to directly debit a business partner's bank account. The invoice is marked as paid and the transfer is maintained in the system as an unreconciled payment.

Global-Ready

Compiere ERP is ready for the global economy. A key part of Compiere ERP's Model-driven Application Platform is the ability to customize your ERP system and accounting features to the realities of your global business, including support for one or many of:

  • Organizations

  • Currencies

  • Accounting Standards

  • Languages

  • Tax Laws

Because of this global-ready design, your customized Compiere ERP business solution is easier to maintain and to extend. Equally important, implementing global features at the platform level rather than at the application level results in greater stability and reliability for your application.

You'll experience the benefits of global-ready design immediately through lower implementation costs. Over time and as your business grows in many different directions, the global-ready capabilities enables significantly more functionality along with reduced maintenance costs.

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