april 2024

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Updates from Frappe Labs

New UI, tools and a brand new product goes live!

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Community updates

Check out Frappe highlights from the Middle East.

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Reader's Corner

Dive into some interesting stories from the people at Frappe.

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A new spring in the step

The start of a new financial year (in some parts of the world, like India) – a time for fresh beginnings, renewed ambitions, and of course, setting those lofty goals for the year ahead.

First things first, let's talk about the elephant in the room – pay hikes! Frappe recently wrapped up another successful season of "Pick Your Own Pay," culminating in an impressive average raise of 13%. As a result, the company now boasts an average pay of Rs. 20.8 LPA.

Pay scale graph at Frappe

Building Frappe, ERPNext and FOSS United

Now, for those intrigued by Frappe's journey and ethos, we recommend tuning into a podcast featuring Rushabh Mehta, the founder of Frappe Tech.

In conversation with Shruti Pandey, Rushabh delves into the evolution of ERPNext, Frappe's support for FOSS, and the genesis of the learner's collective in Hindi.

ERPNext: recognized and trusted

ERPNext is now listed as an open-source ERP on the DGA portal (Digital Government Authority, KSA), further solidifying its position as a trusted solution for digital transformation initiatives.

Frappe Framework

The Framework team is always on the move, developing more features and enhancements. Of particular interest: We've made webforms embeddable, and now you can keep tabs on your system's health with a handy new report.

Frappe HR

The latest updates to the Frappe HR app are designed to streamline your workflow and empower your team with new tools and reports! Introducing the new Shift Assignment Tool - you can assign shifts and process shift requests in bulk, saving you time and hassle. It's all about simplifying scheduling and keeping your team organized.

Next up, we have the Leave Ledger Report to keep your leave transactions transparent. Easily track the impact of leave allocations, applications, and encashments all in one place.

Leave Ledger Report

Ever found yourself in a pickle when it comes to company assets? Fear not! With our Full and Final Statement feature, you can now recover the cost of allocated assets like laptops and uniforms, allowing employees to own them outright.

And let's not forget about our color-coded Attendance calendar, your go-to tool for keeping track of holidays and important dates. With this feature, staying organized and ensuring smooth operations all year round has never been easier.

Color-coded Attendance tool

Frappe Learning

The beta release of the new Frappe Learning (formerly LMS) version is up and running, sporting a fresh new UI! Click here to explore the updates and learn how to access them.

Frappe CRM

We've rolled out some cool new features to enhance your CRM experience.

First up, we're introducing custom actions in the listview. Now, you can tailor your CRM to fit your unique needs by performing custom actions right from the listview. It's all about flexibility and efficiency, giving you more control over how you manage your data.

But that's not all! We've also implemented translations to eliminate language barriers. You can now seamlessly switch languages in your user settings and enjoy your CRM portal in your preferred language. Whether it's English, Spanish, or any other language, the choice is yours. Talk about making communication a breeze!

And last but certainly not least, get ready to take your communication game to the next level with WhatsApp integration. With this new feature, you can connect with your contacts effortlessly and keep the conversation flowing. It's all about staying connected and streamlining your workflow.

And the cherry on top? Frappe CRM officially went live on April 1st! It's time to dive in and experience the magic firsthand.

Frappe Builder

If you're eager to witness the magic of Frappe Builder firsthand, don't miss out on catching Frappe Builder in action as they create the website shown in the screenshot below, live. 


Attention developers! Dive into our latest Frappe Course videos focusing on Full-stack App Development with Frappe Framework! Recorded live at the Frappe Bootcamp in Dubai, this course offers hands-on learning.

Get ready to craft custom Frappe apps from the ground up with Hussain!

We'll kick things off by tackling a real-world challenge – building a luxury car rental management app for our friend, Irfan. Along the way, you'll hone your skills with engaging assignments and quizzes.

And for all the accountants out there, join Dipen Gala in our ERPNext course. Together, we'll unravel the mysteries of advanced accounting features and concepts.

Let's breeze through learning ERPNext!

Community updates

The Riyadh meet-up was a spontaneous success, with a turnout that exceeded our expectations. We actively engaged the community, inviting them to share their expectations and future plans. Discussions centered around organizing a Frappe Local or Frappeverse event in the UAE, along with plans for hackathons, training sessions, and the creation of Arabic landing pages. The increasing interest in ERPNext in the UAE is evident, and we're committed to amplifying these efforts in collaboration with the community.

Riyadh meet-up

This month, we onboarded 7 new partners to the Frappe ecosystem: Velocity Informatics, Techfinite Systems Private Limited, Riverstone, Flex Softs Information Technology Co., Brilworks Technology Pvt Ltd, AlignMinds Technologies Pvt. Ltd and 5point Solutions Private Limited.

Additionally, we have started regular community and partner webinars every month to provide regular insights into the ecosystem and Frappe products. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming webinars and events!

That’s a wrap for this month's update! Hope you enjoyed learning of the latest updates as much as we loved bringing them to you.

Remember, don't let the heat slow you down; stay cool with Frappe (pun intended).

Team frappe