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OpenERP Official Logo.jpg
Developer(s) OpenERP s.a.
Initial release Unknown
Discontinued 7.0-20140622-231040 / June 22, 2014; 8 years ago (2014-06-22)
Written in Python, XML, JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Enterprise resource planning software
License(s) GNU Affero General Public License v3.0

OpenERP was a web-based open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) application. The software was offered in a commercial Enterprise and Online Edition and a free Community Edition.

Product history

OpenERP began in May 2002 as TinyERP, a small project of Fabien Pinckaers' while he was still in university. The project grew to a large enough degree that by the time he completed his studies in 2005 he introduced a partner network and evangelized the open source nature of TinyERP.[1] On March 25, 2005, a SourceForge project was started for TinyERP[2], followed by the December 2006 introduction of an Ohloh-based project.[3]

A shift in direction arrived in July 2008, however, as planning began to change the name and the focus of the project. A LaunchPad project was started by Pinckaers on July 24, 2008[4], and by October 2008 the transition to OpenERP was complete.[2][1] Earlier that same year a fork project of TinyERP was started, funded by a federation of companies rather than a partner network. That fork project saw its first release on November 17, 2008 as Tryton.[5][6]

In February 2010 OpenERP acquired three million euros of venture capital from Sofinnova Partners to "be used to accelerate the company's development strategy, which includes strengthening the managerial team, increasing distribution of the new SaaS OpenERP offering ( and enhancing its internationalization."[7][8] In April 2011 OpenERP made the decision to no longer publicly offer upgrade scripts to its 6.x product, stating that entities wanting to upgrade would have to pay for a support contract through OpenERP. This caused at least one partner, Thymbra, to eventually discontinue their partnership with OpenERP and to adopt the Tryton platform for its product GNU Health.[9]

In early December 2012, OpenERP updated its front page to announce the eventual release of Version 7.0 of OpenERP, scheduled tentatively for December 20.

On May 15, 2014, Fabien Pinckaers announced OpenERP would be renamed to Odoo. Pinckaers cited the ever increasing number of application modules and the "level of integration out-of-the-box" of the product, which had drifted considerably from an enterprise resource planning platform.[10][11] The last stable release of OpenERP arrived as 7.0-20140622-231040 on June 22, 2014.[12]


The main features of OpenERP Community Edition included[13]:

  • accounting tools
  • point of sale management
  • project management
  • warehouse management
  • human resources management
  • purchase management
  • manufacturing tools
  • marketing tools
  • invoicing tools
  • application builder
  • payroll management
  • customer relationship management

Hardware/software requirements

All-in-one installations for Windows and Linux existed, or components were able to be installed separately. Refer to the installation manuals for more information.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

  • Screenshots of OpenERP can be found on the site.
  • Videos demoing OpenERP can be found here.
  • A demo of of OpenERP can be found on the site.

Training resources

Entities using OpenERP

Further reading

External links

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bauduin, Raphael (17 November 2008). "Fabien Pinckaers interview". Raphael Bauduin. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "TinyERP (Old Project, see OpenERP.COM)". SourceForge. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. "OpenERP - Commits : Individual Commit". Ohloh. 7 December 2006. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  4. "OpenERP Project Group". LaunchPad. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  5. "Tryton 1.0.0Release Announcement". Tryton. 17 November 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  6. "Tryton – A New Kid On The Open source ERP Block". Open Source ERP Guru. 23 November 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  7. "Sofinnova Partners Invests in OpenERP". Technology Marketing Corporation. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  8. Gros, Maryse (22 February 2010). "OpenERP lève 3 millions d'euros pour poursuivre son expansion". Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  9. Falcón, Luis (27 September 2011). "Why Thymbra is no longer an OpenERP partner". Thymbra. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  10. Pinckaers, Fabien (15 May 2014). "Odoo: The New OpenERP". OpenERP S.A. Retrieved 03 September 2014. 
  11. "OpenERP Becomes Odoo!". Open Source Guide. Smile. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 03 September 2014. 
  12. "Index of /7.0/nightly/exe/". OpenERP S.A. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 03 September 2014. 
  13. "OpenERP - Open Source Business Applications". OpenERP s.a. Retrieved 15 December 2012.