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Original author(s) Jorg Janke
Developer(s) ADempiere Deutschland e.V. and
the ADempiere Foundation
Initial release October 13, 2006 (2006-10-13)[1]
Stable release  (December 19, 2023; 3 months ago (2023-12-19))

Preview release none [±]
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multilingual
Type Enterprise resource planning software
License(s) GNU General Public License v2

ADempiere or ADempiere ERP is a free open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) application.

Product history

ADempiere began as Compiere, another open-source ERP solution. However, a disagreement arose between Compiere's developer community and its corporate sponsor concerning the greater emphasis on the open source nature of the project rather than the community nature of the project.[2] This disagreement ultimately led to the creation of ADempiere as a fork of Compiere.[3] The ADempiere project was officially started at SourceForge on September 9, 2006.[4]

On June 24, 2010, project admin Redhuan "red1" D. Oon stepped down from his role with the project[5], eventually moving on (in May 2011) to the forked GlobalQSS 361/iDempiere project with developer Carlos Ruiz.[6][7][8] Despite this, the ADempiere project was listed a few days later as one of the top two most active projects on SourceForge.[9]

On September 1, 2011, version 3.7.0 was released[10]. News concerning an updated release didn't arrive until 2013[11], however, and it took two more years before version 3.8.0 was released on March 3, 2015.[12] The update added new CRM and warehouse management functionality and integrated the human resources, manufacturing, and warehouse management modules, among other changes.

On March 10, 2016, GlobalQSS general manager and iDepmiere lead Carlos Ruiz — who still controlled the domain as a "trustee" — and former ADempiere project admin Redhuan Oon strengthened its control of the .com domain and pointed their own IP address to it rather than honoring ADempiere Deutschland's request to update the IP address.[13][14] (The IP address switch was necessary as ADempiere Deutschland stated its hosting company was moving its data center.[13]) Oon and Ruiz cited several reasons for not updating the IP address, including their forceful removal as admins from the project as well as ADempiere Deutschland's abandonment of election proceedings and alleged censorship on other forums.[14][13] ADempiere Deutschland responded by calling the "lack of cooperation on the part of an individual company ... a disappointing blow to the community."[13] In mid-April 2016, ADempiere Deutschland posted an additional, more formal response to their forums[15]:

The Board finds that the recent activity by the owners and users of the site provide “Evidence of Registration and Use in Bad Faith” as defined by the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy in that it is intended to create confusion between the projects and direct adempiere participants to the idempiere project. In addition, the recent attacks on the domain to insert meta data to create links back to the idempiere domain show a malicious intent.

Oon and Ruiz went on to update the domain with a new message and added a restored version of the ADempiere wiki "preserved for reference only."[16]


The main features of ADempiere include[17]:

  • account processing in multiple currencies
  • audit trail
  • performance analysis
  • reporting
  • bill of materials
  • inventory tracking
  • production management
  • project management
  • customer relationship management tools
  • business process modelling
  • extensibility

Hardware/software requirements

The installers include all necessary software components needed for a successful install of ADempiere. However, if you need to install it manually, you'll need the Java JDK and a supported database among other things.

For more details, choose the type of manual install you wish to make from the installation guide.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

  • Screenshots of ADempiere can be found here.
  • Demo of ADempiere is available via Adaxa. Username and password: GardenAdmin

Entities using ADempiere

Further reading

External links


  1. "Release 310". ADempiere e.V. 16 December 2006. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. Acharya, Rajesh H (15 December 2006). "From Compiere to ADempiere!". ITVIDYA. Archived from the original on 02 January 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. Oon, Redhuan D. (1 September 2006). "Debate - Has Compiere Become Closed? Do We Fork? How?". Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  4. "ADempiere ERP Business Suite". SourceForge. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  5. Oon, Redhuan D. (24 June 2010). "My Meeting With Heng Sin". SourceForge. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  6. Ruiz, C. (5 May 2011). "Branch GlobalQSS 361". ADempiere. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 02 May 2016. 
  7. "Future of iDempiere". 10 January 2012. Retrieved 02 May 2016. 
  8. Boecking, C. (2 February 2014). "Compare ADempiere and iDempiere (ADempiere vs. iDempiere) Part 2". CHUBOE, LLC. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 02 May 2016. 
  9. Kanaracus, Chris (1 July 2010). "Open source ERP 'most active' SourceForge project". PC World. Retrieved 02 May 2016. 
  10. "Home / ADempiere Official Release / Adempiere 3.7.0-LTS". SourceForge. Retrieved 05 May 2015. 
  11. "News & Updates". ADempiere. Retrieved 05 May 2015. 
  12. "ADempiere Project announces new major release “Matilda”". ADempiere. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 05 May 2015. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Ruiz, C. (12 March 2016). "ADempiere Wiki is No Longer Available". Archived from the original on 11 April 2016. Retrieved 02 May 2016. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 Oon, R.D.; Ruiz, C. (10 March 2016). "Announcement - March 10, 2016". GlobalQSS. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 02 May 2016. 
  15. ADempiere Foundation (April 2016). "ADev Response to Domain Name Hijack". ADempiere Deutschland. Archived from the original on 02 May 2016. Retrieved 02 May 2016. 
  16. Oon, R.D.; Ruiz, C. (21 April 2016). "ADempiere ERP". GlobalQSS. Archived from the original on 03 May 2016. Retrieved 03 May 2016. 
  17. "Product". ADempiere e.V. Retrieved 02 May 2016.