Gartner Research

Open Source in ERP, 2008

Published: 27 March 2008

ID: G00156331

Analyst(s): Jeff Woods


Open source in ERP is weak and Gartner expects few changes, except in pockets of the market. Users must selectively engage open-source software ERP only if they have particular requirements to complement existing ones with niche functionality or a project that needs a custom ERP.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Situation Now
  • Future and Transition
    • Creeping Incrementalism Through Commoditized Emulation Services
    • Infrastructure Vendor or System Integrator Giveaway
    • "Greenfield" OSS ERP
    • Long-Tail OSS Functionality Displaces ERP
  • Relevance to Technology Users
  • Recommendations for Users

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