Core Values of Frappe
Values and culture define what a company really is. Values tell what is important, and culture reinforces that important things get done. Values cannot exist without a culture that enforces them, and neither can culture exist without a set of values an organization believes in.
Our most important value is excellence, the aspiration to do things that are outstanding. For this we believe in understanding our work deeply, finding innovative solutions, iterating till we find the perfect balance and delight, and rigorous training for all our team members. For us growth is an outcome of excellence, not the other way around.
Transparency and Freedom
Most of our source code is free for anyone to use, study, modify and redistribute, and our flagship product, ERPNext comes in just one free version. For our customers, our pricing and services are transparent on the website. Transparency leads to accountability and accountability leads to honesty.
We believe that we can accomplish more as a team than individuals. Great talent can create sparks of sustained brilliance, but it is never complete. Teamwork means understanding the people you interact with to achieve the team goal, spending time with them and learning to take subtle hints and clues from them, and ensuring you share the same culture.
Just because there is a popular way to do things, we believe it is not always the best. Since our earliest days, we have written our own web framework, with distinct concepts that make us highly productive. We believe that this is our superpower.
Long Term over Short Term
We want our products and services to be used and appreciated for a very long time. This means sacrificing some short term gains and wait for the longer returns. We prioritize process over outcome and systems over targets. Thinking long term also leads us to asset creation along with delivery.