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FrePPLe logo.jpg
Original author(s) Johan De Taeye
Developer(s) frePPLe bvba
Initial release May 25, 2006 (2006-05-25) (0.1.0)[1]
Stable release

7.0.0  (November 18, 2022; 2 months ago (2022-11-18))

Preview release None [±]
Written in C++, Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multi-lingual
Type Production management software
License(s) GNU Affero General Public License

frePPLe is an open-source production planning framework. The software is available as a free fully-functional Community Edition and as fee-based commercial versions: Enterprise, OEM, and Cloud.

Product history

frePPLe was started by Belgian developer Johan De Taeye[2] in May 2006 as an open-source project on both SourceForge and Ohloh.[3][1] On March 4, 2007, a new website was set up to better distribute information about the software.[4] The Community Edition of the software has seen steady releases since then, including a license change from the GNU Lesser General Public License to the GNU Affero General Public License in 2012.[5]


The software comes in a Community Edition, described as "fully function without any limitations. Support is available from a mailing list. This edition is suitable for do-it-yourself projects, educational purposes, or a trial installation." The developer also offers an OEM edition "for companies that want to redistribute frePPle in a proprietary product," an Enterprise Edition "for companies wishing professional support" and "more advanced features," and a cloud-hosted version.[6]

The main features of frePPLe Community Edition include[6]:

  • fixed and variable operation times
  • order prioritization
  • minimum, maximum, and multiple batch sizes
  • alternate operations, resources, and materials
  • date effective material and capacity usage
  • availability calendars
  • assembly coordination
  • pegging from raw material to demand
  • resource matrices and conversion times
  • co-products
  • time-based and quantity-based safety stocks
  • procurement policy management
  • constrained and unconstrained planning mode
  • visual reporting
  • multi-lingual

Hardware/software requirements

Installation requirements for frePPLe will vary based upon the installation method you use. The Windows installer, for example, comes with a SQLite database, meaning additional software requirements don't exist. Compiling in Windows or Linux has additional requirements. Consult the installation guide for your version for more information.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

  • Numerous demonstration videos for frePPLe can be found on YouTube.
  • Screenshots for frePPLe can be scattered throughout the [user documentation.

Entities using frePPLe

Further reading

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "frePPLe - Commits : Individual Commit". Ohloh. 25 May 2006. Retrieved 03 January 2013. 
  2. "frePPLe - About Us". frePPLe bvba. Retrieved 03 January 2013. 
  3. "frePPLe". SourceForge. Retrieved 03 January 2013. 
  4. "frePPLe - a Free Production Planning Library". frePPLe bvba. Archived from the original on 09 May 2007. Retrieved 03 January 2013. 
  5. "frePPLe - News". frePPLe bvba. Retrieved 03 January 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "frePPle: Open Source Production Planning" (PDF). frePPLe bvba. Retrieved 03 February 2020.