opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Quarterly Update

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.

What’s New

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:

Looking Ahead

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

And Follow us on Twitter

Finally, we are now using twitter to post updates about opentaps, you can follow opentaps on twitter at or search for related discussion with #opentaps