3 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2008 7:28 PM by Ronald van Kuijk

    JBoss jBPM has the fundationation for an ERP?

    Robert Bui Newbie

      Hello all,
      I am interested to know your view on using JBoss jBPM has the fundation for an ERP system, consisting on:
      Service Management
      -> Taking booking
      -> Dispatch service call to technician
      Query/Fault Management
      Account Management/Invoicing (AR)
      Account Payable
      General Ledger

      For about 2000 users - assuming all the hardware are available.

      I am thinking of doing the above with JBoss jBPM. However, my concern would be:
      * Is it possible (I am still reading up on jBPM)
      * If possible, should I?


      I am unable to find anyone has done it in the past other than this post:
      http://www.jboss.com/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&t=69453

        • 1. Re: JBoss jBPM has the fundationation for an ERP?
          Ronald van Kuijk Master

          it has the foundation, but to say it is the major part of an ERP system, no. Combining seam and jbpm to make a full fledged ERP system would be interesting and possible. Depends on how much work you'd like to put into it. I know it is not based on seam/jbpm, but compiere is a very nice opensource ERP/CRM system.

          • 2. Re: JBoss jBPM as the fundationation for an ERP?
            Robert Bui Newbie

            I did have a quick look at Compiere and its fork, Adempiere. Without much knowledge of either of the two, I am not sure these two will serve the needs/wants yet. I will look into these two in more detail.
            However, I am thinking of getting away from the "monotithic" ERP system and get into more web services "oriented" architecture. I am also hoping to base the system on JBoss and BPM. Hence this investigation.

            I am going to setup a team of 5 full-time developers to develop the new ERP system for our company over a 1.5-2years period. Maybe I am too ambituous.

            • 3. Re: JBoss jBPM has the fundationation for an ERP?
              Ronald van Kuijk Master

              wow, if you have 5 full-time developers for 1.5-2 years, I'm jealous. Certainly if it is for an internal ERP project.

              But I always thought compiere/adempiere was not monolithic. Afaik, they have webservices access to their system as well. Adding/changing compiere (if it does not fit your needs) is probably less work than completely building a new system