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    Posted January 14, 2014 by
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    Open Source ERP Solution for Australia Based Businesses

    Australian based open source ERP implementation specialists Adaxa have released their AdaxaAppliance.

    The AdaxaAppliance is the world's first turn key business management solution built on best-of-breed Open Source Technologies, incorporated into an easy to use hardware appliance. Designed for the smaller business this appliance come loaded with the core Adaxa Suite, ready to plug into your network. Just follow the setup wizards and you are up and running. The system can be used as is or configured and customised to your specific requirements.

    ERP&CRM System:

    Wikipedia says “Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integrate internal and external management information across an entire organization, embracing finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service, customer relationship management, etc. ERP systems automate this activity with an integrated software application. Their purpose is to facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries of the organization and manage the connections to outside stakeholders”. Accounting systems such as MYOB and Quickbooks address a limited subset of these needs which is why so much company information is in spreadsheets.

    The Adempiere ERP&CRM used in the Adaxa Appliance is a system that is similar in purpose to Microsoft Axapta, SAP Business One, Pronto etc. It also includes CRM functionality which directly utilizes the same ERP data to avoid duplication and errors. Adempiere provides access via a normal desktop application, AJAX browser interface and Mobile Phone interface. The Adaxa provided version is modified for Australian usage (eg file transfers to Australian Banks, GST set up and reporting, EDIFACT integration with business such as Bunnings)

    Point of Sale:

    AdaxaPOS is a multi-location Point of Sale extension developed by Adaxa that is fully integrated into Adempiere ERP.

    The POS software is installed locally on PC based POS hardware and is designed to be fast and easy to use. Of course it supports a multitude of barcode readers and customer displays, and provides multiple receipt print options and easily configured receipt layouts.

    But the real benefits of the system compared to other proprietary systems is the inter site communications. The technology is based on a secure asynchronous data communication model that provides all the benefits of central data management and reporting but without the risk of loss of operation of POS at remote locations due to loss of internet connectivity, or the loss of data. If internet connection is lost at a remoter location all data is stored locally and when internet connectivity is restored the stored transaction data is synchronized back to the central ERP system automatically.

    Because of the real time transactions between the remote POS systems and the central Adempiere ERP you always have up to the minute data on all remote store locations

    Reporting and Presentation System:

    Ireport: iReport is the free, open source report designer for JasperReports. Create very sophisticated layouts containing charts,images, subreports, crosstabs and much more. Access your data through JDBC, TableModels, JavaBeans, XML,Hibernate, CSV, and custom sources. Then publish your reports as PDF, RTF, XML, XLS, CSV, HTML, XHTML, text,DOCX, or OpenOffice.

    Jasper Report:

    JasperReports is the world's most popular open source reporting engine. It is entirely written in Java and it is able to use data coming from any kind of data source and produce pixel-perfect documents that can be viewed, printed or exported in a variety of document formats including HTML, PDF, Excel, OpenOffice and Word.

    – provides the ability to define and design reports and documents in a manner similar to Crystal Reports. These reports can be called directly from within the ERP and CRM system. http://jasperforge.org/projects/jasperreports

    Company Intranet:

    Turn Your Intranet into an Enterprise Collaboration Platform. By allowing users to find and connect with otheremployees, discuss projects in team workspaces, and easily view updates to resources and connections in activity streams, an intranet can become very useful. eXo Platform 3.5 enables the next generation of Social Intranets: modular services for document and web content management, enterprise social networks, forums, email, chat, calendar andmore, all offered within the trusted security of an enterprise portal.

    System Administration:

    Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Linux. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit configuration files and lets you manage a system using a graphical user interface displayed in a browser window.

    Also included:

    All source code for ERP and Intranet system preinstalled in a Mercurial software repository and the Eclipse Integrated

    Development Environment preconfigured to communicate with the Mercurial repository.

    Optional Items:

    Business Intelligence

    SpagoBI is the only 100% open source, complete and flexible BI suite. A complete, robust, secure, scalable, industrygrade OS BI suite with 17 analytical areas, 21 engines, unique solutions, not only the usual reporting and charting tools. It provides Geo, QbE, Dossier, KPIs, Interactive Dashboards, Real-time BI.

    Egility Integrated E-Commerce Suite

    OpenLDAP and SSO (providing a single username and password)

    Email redirection and capture in searchable document management system

    Asterisk Telephone Integration.

    For more information: http:www.adaxa.com
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