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Original author(s) Phil Daintree; Tim Schofield
Developer(s) webERP development team
Initial release January 11, 2003 (2003-01-11) (0.1.1)[1]
Stable release

4.15.1  (June 23, 2019; 16 months ago (2019-06-23))

Preview release none [±]
Written in PHP, JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multi-lingual
Type Enterprise resource planning software
License(s) GNU General Public License v2.0

webERP is a free web-based open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) application with accounting functionality. A forked project using the same name also exists. See the "External links" section for how to differentiate between the two.

Product history

webERP has its roots in the limited liability company Logic Works, ran by developer Phil Daintree. The software was based on an old Microsoft Access implementation but was rewritten to utilize MySQL tables in 2000.[2] webERP was officially open sourced on January 7, 2003 on SourceForge[3], and the first release arrived in the form of version 0.1.1 a few days later.[1] Numerous updates were made throughout the year. Citing a quick maturation of the code base and ease of marketing, the versioning changed with the release made on October 27, 2003: from 0.2.4 to 2.5.[1] By June 2009 openERP was averaging more than 100 downloads a day and had been downloaded in total over 250,000 times from SourceForge.[4] That same year the Young i Professionals, an international group of IBM i enthusiasts, added webERP to its tech sandbox so users around the world could demo the application.[5]

Roughly between 2010 and 2011 an internal disagreement between key developers Phil Daintree and Tim Schofield grew, resulting in Schofield ceasing significant contributions to the webERP project and creating a fork of the project using an identical name.[6][7]


The main features of webERP include[8]:

  • reporting
  • UTF-8 compliant
  • customizable interface
  • role-based security
  • audit trail
  • currency-based pricing
  • sales quotes and invoicing
  • taxation tools
  • accounts receivable management
  • inventory management
  • purchasing tools
  • accounts payable management
  • banking and general ledger management
  • contract costing

Hardware/software requirements

Installation requirements are not clearly listed on the website and are unknown. Requirements may be listed in the INSTALL.txt file included in a download of the software.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Training resources

Entities using webERP

Further reading

External links

Original webERP links

Forked webERP links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "webERP Change Log". SourceForge. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. Daintree, Phil. "webERP Development Roots". Logic Works. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  3. "webERP Accounting & Business Management". SourceForge. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  4. Gedda, Rodney (25 June 2009). "Open source webERP takes on the big guns". Techworld Australia. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  5. Burger, Dan (26 May 2009). "Ready for an Attitude Adjustment? Visit YiPs Sandbox and Try webERP". IT Jungle. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  6. Schofield, Tim (07 December 2011). "PhilDaintreeDispute". Tim Schofield. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  7. Daintree, Phil (01 December 2012). "Dispute with Tim Schofield and the birth of webERP forks at sourceforge/p/weberp and KawaMoja". Logic Works. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  8. "webERP Features". Retrieved 17 December 2012.