ERPNext Review (Pricing, Modules, Pros & Cons)

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ERPNext software solution

ERPNext is a popular open-source ERP system that has been around for a few years now. It is used by many businesses, both small and large.

This blog post will look at pricing, modules, pros and cons of using ERPNext and some alternatives to consider.

New version: ERPNext 13.0

Release date: As per 2022

What is ERPNext?

ERPNext is one of the best open-source ERP software you have ever seen. It is free and open-source software that you can manage your business.

It is designed as an ERP system, a software suite that integrates and manages all business areas.

It is available on the web, mobile devices, and desktop applications. It has a robust set of features that businesses of all sizes find helpful.

The programming languages used for developing it are Python and JavaScript. Source code is licensed under GNU, General Public License version 3.

Other Information

  • It is available in 70 languages. Some of them are Arabic, German, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)
  • It offers a 30% discount for the education sector.

ERPNext Pricing

It offers three types of pricing (as of writing this article, for more updates, refer to its official website)

Open source:This is on-premise and self-hosted. So it is fully free and all modules are available.
Managed HostingStarts at $25 per user per month and a 14-day free trial is available. It provides security updates and server monitoring along with all modules.
Cloud HostingIts cloud hosting costs $50 per user per month, with 25 GB of storage and 15,000 emails per month.

ERPNext Implementation

It is designed to implement the software by itself without any help quickly. Still, it provides videos and other supplements to help the customer implement.

Companies with paid login or cloud hosting will get one-to-one support configuring the system.

Supports and Services

It provides email, chat, and screen-sharing support for self-hosted customers.

For cloud-hosted customers, it provides support via email, bug fixing support, one to one support sessions with the support team.

Customers can also ask questions on ERPNext’s open-source community forum.

ERPNext Modules

ERPNext Modules

Some Screenshots of Modules

ERPNext open source software modules menu

Projects Gantt Chart

ERPNext Projects Gantt Chart

HR Employee List

ERPNext HR Employee List
ERPNext HR settings

Project Task List

ERPNext Project Task List
  • Financial accounting: This module allows the user to have consolidated financials, transactions within the company, and bank statement uploading abilities.
Account Receivable of ERPNext
General Ledger of ERPNext
  • CRM: This module provides payroll, leave management, and employee lifecycle.
  • Inventory: This module is for managing the stock and warehouse management. 
Stock images of ERPNext
  • Sales : Manages the sales activities like quotations ,sales orders and customers interactions
Sales feature of ERPNext
  • Purchasing:
  • Projects:
Project of ERPNext
  • Manufacturing:
ERPNext Manufacturing
BOM of ERPNext
  • Education:
ERPNext Education Settings
  • Healthcare:
ERPNext Healthcare Settings
  • E-commerce:
E-commerce of ERPNext
  • Website:
Website of ERPNext

ERPNext pros and cons

Pros

Top advantages for your enterprise include,

  • It has a practical and easy-to-use interface
  • It is freely available. No license charges
  • You can implement this software by yourself
  • With its comprehensive features, it saves your time and money
  • Its reporting system is straightforward and simple
  • It provides a flexible, centralized platform for your business

Cons

  • This ERP software is not suitable for large industries
  • It is new to the market, so companies did not have much trust in it
  • For customized version upgrade issues are there
  • Documentation is not so good

What industries does it support?

Industries supported by ERPNext

It supports the following industries by providing specific modules for them. Those industries are

  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Distribution
  • logistics
  • Financial services
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Non-profit

ERPNext Alternatives

Customers of ERPNext

Some of the companies using it are

  • Union Global
  • Office one
  • Neolync
  • eso electronic
  • V3 Technologies
  • ElasticRun

Conclusion

ERPNext is a viable alternative for businesses looking for an affordable, modular and reliable ERP system. It has been tried and tested over the years and has a growing community of users who can provide support if needed.

However, it has some downsides that you should consider before deciding.

When deciding which system is right for your business, you should consider the size of your business, your budget, the complexity of your business, and the amount of support you require.

You can find more open-source ERP software similar to ERPNext.

References:

  1. Download source code from GitHub
  2. Official website
  3. Official documentation and demo videos