Choosing Open Source ERP Systems: What Reasons Are There For Doing So?

TitleChoosing Open Source ERP Systems: What Reasons Are There For Doing So?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJohansson, B, Sudzina, F
Secondary TitleOSS2009: Open Source Ecosystems: Diverse Communities Interacting (IFIP 2.13)
Pagination143 - 155
Date Published2009///
ISSN Number978-3-642-02031-5

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems attract a high attention and open source software does it as well. The question is then if, and if so, when do open source ERP systems take off. The paper describes the status of open source ERP systems. Based on literature review of ERP system selection criteria based on Web of Science articles, it discusses reported reasons for choosing open source or proprietary ERP systems. Last but not least, the article presents some conclusions that could act as input for future research. The paper aims at building up a foundation for the basic question: What are the reasons for an organization to adopt open source ERP systems.

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