Open Source tools to Manage our Business
Nowadays, every time it is more essential to manage our company and have the right tool or tools is essential, but in turn, when we come across this, we find that the
Tools that are too expensive for our company and this is where the Open Source tools come into play in my experience Dolibarr is an excellent ERP / CRM with
Which can control various aspects of our company and the other tool for e-commerce Prestashop with which you can control your business and without disbursing an exorbitant amount of money
Main characteristics of Dolibarr
Free Open Source Program (Gnu / Gpl license).
100% based on WEB.
Very user friendly and easy to use.
Various graphic themes.
The code is simple and highly customizable (PHP).
Works with MySQL 3.1 or higher and PostgreSQL.
Works with PHP 4.3 or higher.
Also here are some of the reasons why user Dolibarr
Dolibarr is one of the few ERP & CRM, that its installation is similar to that of a well-known CMS Joomla or WordPress. In a very short time, we can have our Dolibarr installed, and ready to be configured.
Simplicity of use
A very important feature and disseminated by users of Dolibarr, is its simplicity at the time of use, this makes our learning curve faster and more effective. In addition we can activate and configure the modules necessary to work day by day with them. Dolibarr has a very intuitive interface.
Simplicity of update:
One of the important issues that users and implementers have to take into account, is the update of the system to be up to date with later versions of the system, necessary for the resolution of possible bugs (errors) found and the improvement and incorporation of new functionalities .
The simpler the process, the more grateful both parties will be (user and implant). This is the case of dolibarr, where its update, consists of a reinstallation.
Easy adaptation to the client’s needs
Dolibarr is not the perfect system and may have some functionality deficiencies, or existing ones we want to modify them to our needs. We are
sure, that this same thing happens to all existing programs, in any of the possible areas (programs that are not management). Dolibarr, is implemented
with programming languages PHP, MYSQL, and has its own API, which greatly facilitates the extension of developments tailored to a client, or the development of external modules.
100% web-based system
Being a WEB-based system, the only thing necessary to be able to work with it is to have an internet connection. We can access from anywhere with our
computer, laptop, tablet, mobile device, etc … It will be like taking the office with you anywhere, maximum availability and productivity.
In this way, we can take advantage of any time of habitual inactivity, such as, long waits of commercials to its clients in a room, trips, etc …
Open Source solution
The fact that dolibarr is an Open Source solution, is only a competitive advantage compared to other solutions that are not, due to having its code closed.
With Open Source applications, any user who has programming knowledge can solve, evolve, or adapt our system, without any kind of technical or legal problem.
No dependence on a provider
Due to the previous characteristics of the Open Souce, it does not allow not to depend on a service provider. At any time, we can go to any programmer, implantor, consultant that we have more confidence, and continue using the tool.
Thanks to the existence of a community in continuous growth, we can have new features, collaborations, support support by forum, etc …, and also participate in the suggestions and ideas, reaching a much broader project, focused by the community, and constantly improved.
Despite being a WEB system, thanks to its architecture and internal methodology, dolibarr can boast of being quick, when executing all kinds of queries and actions.
Maximum availability of work:
Because with dolibarr everything is much simpler, the availability of work is going to be maximum, since any problem can be solved easily, and the times to perform maintenance and updates will be much smaller, intervening the minimum in the work of the users
We include some extra reasons, and we will be adding many more reasons periodically.
Dolibarr launches two versions per year, so it guarantees continuous improvements to the project. It also offers a series of tools for the solution of bugs (errors) and depending on the type of error, dolibarr will launch a patch for its solution.