Why Attend the ERPNext Conference 2016
The third annual ERPNext Conference is here. Reasons why you cannot miss it.
The ERPNext Conference is an annual event where the ERPNext community of users and developers meet and share their experiences of how they use ERPNext and what they expect from the project in the future.
ERPNext today is used by more than 3000 companies across the globe and is one of the few fully open source ERP projects remaining (there are no closed modules). Many blogs already list ERPNext as one of the top open source ERPs in the world. The case for ERPNext is simple: It is easy to install, easy to use, easy to maintain and actively maintained by an enthusiastic community.
By attending the ERPNext conference you will learn how organizations ranging from new age startups like Nestaway and Servify to age old institutions like the Royal Government of Bhutan and Believer’s Church have deeply embedded ERPNext in their processes. You will get first hand insights on how to leverage an open source resource in your organization and be a part of a forward thinking community.
Who should attend
- If you run any organization, you need an ERP to scale it. Running an organization is a complex job. Most likely you use multiple applications to manage your operations (accounting, sales, purchasing, payroll, help desk) with a whole lot of spreadsheets in middle. With ERPNext you can do all of this in one application with deep integration with all your processes.
- If you are an IT service provider, there are lots of opportunities around ERPNext to help companies implement, migrate, customize and develop on top of ERPNext.
- If you are a software product or services company, ERPNext can act as a powerful back-end platform, data source and admin interface for your company.
ERPNext’s core strength is the ability to customize, add your own forms and fields, scripts and formats. You can make simple REST API calls to add and get data from ERPNext to your other applications and easily configure alerts and make web forms.
What’s more, all this is free, as in Wikipedia free and there is no catch.
To make sure that this remains for a long time, we will be launching the ERPNext Open Source Software Foundation (approved!) at the conference. This will be a not-for-profit company (Section-8) that will be fully dedicated to the cause of developing, promoting and driving ERPNext as an open source project. Our for-profit entity will run the cloud hosting and other services and the project will be driven by the foundation.
Technology is omnipresent. Today the difference between old and new economy has vanished. No one even uses those words anymore. The way technology is built and used has also changed. More people are collaborating on GitHub and other similar platforms than ever before. Even Microsoft agrees.
Your organization needs a strong technology backbone and it does not make sense to start from scratch or pay for something that is expensive and inflexible.
Join us for the ERPNext Conference on October 14–15 in Mumbai and see how you can transform your organization for the new age if you are willing to be open.
Rushabh is a software developer and founder of ERPNext. He usually writes about the startup experience, open source and the technologies he is working on.