OpenERP is a free ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, released under the AGPL license.
The huge amount of available add-ons makes it the perfect tool for the business management for those companies that need a complete, modular and flexible solution.
On http://apps.openerp.com it is possible to find an archive of additional modules (more thant 1000 additional components, including official and community-developed add-ons) to be used to extend OpenERP with features which cover many business sectors. From accounting to marketing, from warehouse management to business intelligence, from development tools to CRM.
Each item on the OpenERP main menu represents a first-level section (Sales, Accounting, Projects for instance).
As per homepage of these sections, it is possibile to define some dashboards, the classic widget we usually find inside the ERP, used to collect and display statistics, deadlines or important data.
Dashboard are just one of the tools OpenERP provides to the users to get them in contact with business data.
In facts, notifications, requests, reports, logs and much more, are useful for keeping under control any sort of event business workflows are involved with.
Collaboration is strongly present inside OpenERP.
Activities, documents and deadlines can be displayed over calendars.
The possibility to filter deadlines and meetings per user, department, priority and much more, gives OpenERP the chance to become a good alternative to the most spread groupware software like Microsoft Outlook.
Besides, OpenERP 6.0 integrates the CalDav protocol support. With CalDav is possible to synchronize calendars and todos with almost all the groupware client like Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird.
CalDav can also keep up-to-date our mobile devices like Apple iPhone, Android and Blackberry.