Every few months, I (force myself to) write an update about opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM, to focus myself on where we’ve been and where we’re headed.
So here are some new things from the last few months. Technical (framework) changes include:
- Integrated hibernate search for indexing and searching data. We will be developing a user interface for search next.
- Replaced AspectJ with AspectWerkz as the library to support Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP)
- Upgraded to the new version of Jasper reports, so that it is now compatible with the new version of iReport (3.5.2) as well.
- Incorporate customer and sales analysis reports from opentaps analytics back into opentaps, accessible under opentaps CRM. In the future, opentaps analytics will work as a stand-alone application, or as a part of opentaps
Application changes include:
- New splash page.
- Converted invoices, orders, and quote PDF’s to Jasper reports. These documents can now also be e-mailed with our Ajax browser email.
- Financial reports have been migrated to Jasper reports as well. This means trial balances, income statements, balance sheets, etc. can now be exported to PDF and Excel.
- New screens for creating and managing quotes.
- New screens for creating purchase orders.
- New Google Web Toolkit (GWT) grid for entering both invoices and orders.
- Support for keyboard shortcuts. For example, you can now configure keystrokes to perform tasks in opentaps, such as “F2” to create a new order.
- Supports calculating encumbrances from outstanding purchase orders, so you can use it as a budgeting tool.
The first preview release for opentaps version 1.4 should be available shortly. To complete the development for this new version, we will be working on the following:
- Upgrade to the new version of funambol for Outlook and mobile devices integration
- Upgrade to the new version of the ofbiz framework
- User interface for search
- Finish incorporating opentaps analytics in opentaps
We will also be changing the license for this new version of opentaps from the Honest Public License (HPL) to the Free Software Foundation’s Affero GPL v3.
New Case Studies about Opentaps
We have posted several new case studies about opentaps, and you can read about them all at opentaps In Action
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