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Functionality
Core ERP & CRM Functionality
Cross-platform Java Client check
PDF Report Writer
Web-based Architecture and UI check
Business View Reporting Layer check
Enterprise-level Data Security Support check
Available on Amazon Cloud check
Multi-server Support   check
Management Dashboards check
Visual Dictionary Editor   check
Web Services Support check
Compiere Manufacturing dollar
Compiere Warehouse Management   dollar
Support
Community Support Forums
Compiere Community Wiki
Issue Tracking
Documentation
Access to Compiere Support
Unlimited Support Requests
Premium Service Levels
Phone Support
Service Packs + latest fixes
Software Upgrades
Access to Automated Upgrade Tools
License Type
Open Source License (GPL)  
Commercial License
Database Choices
Postgres Plus Advanced Server
Oracle XE
Oracle Standard Editions
Oracle Enterprise Edition

Functionality

Core ERP & CRM Functionality

Includes core ERP & CRM capabilities for Financial Management, Purchasing, Materials Management, Order Management, Project Accounting, Sales, Service, eCommerce, and Performance Management and Reporting.

Cross-platform Java Client

Access your Compiere applications and data using the Compiere Client-server architecture. Client software is compatible with desktop operating systems that support Java JDK 1.6.

PDF Report Writer

A server-based PDF report writing library that enables you to save Compiere reports in .PDF format for electronic distribution. A demo version is included in the Compiere Community Edition.

Web-based Architecture and UI

The Compiere Web architecture delivers functionality, usability, responsiveness and personalization capabilities that are rarely found in browser based enterprise applications. Available in Compiere Enterprise Edition.

Business View Reporting Layer

The Business View Layer enables reporting access to pre-defined or customer specified views of ERP data through Compiere's rich application-level security controls. Available in Compiere Enterprise Edition.

Enterprise-level Data Security Support

Assign data level security at the record or field level. Supported in Compiere Enterprise Edition.

Available on Amazon Cloud

With Compiere on the Cloud, enterprises of all sizes can leverage the comprehensive, low cost and adaptable Compiere ERP solution with the convenience of Amazon's on-demand computing services.

Multi-server Support

Compiere Enterprise is built to scale - supporting multiple servers, large transaction volumes, hundreds of users and business complexity required by demanding businesses of all sizes.

Management Dashboards

Role-based dashboards allow you to drill-down to monitor and analyze your operations more effectively.

Visual Dictionary Editor

Compiere's revolutionary design enables applications to be easily customized and extended without programming - a first in the ERP industry. Applications are defined as objects in an Active Data Dictionary. Changes are easily made using a modern "drag and drop" Visual Dictionary Editor.

Web Services Support

Integration with other applications is easy using Compiere's service oriented architecture (SOA) and web services.

Compiere Manufacturing

Automate manufacturing processes with seamless integration with purchasing, materials management and order management. Available in Compiere Enterprise Edition.

Compiere Warehouse Management

Compiere Warehouse Management includes comprehensive, integrated functionality that automates inbound, warehousing and outbound operations, resulting in improved productivity, space utilization and customer satisfaction.

Support

Community Support Forums

Community Support Forums are where we invite users to interact with each other on Compiere topics ranging from product features to integration with other mission-critical applications. This is an excellent channel to seek help from other Compiere users, provide feedback, and find answers to questions.

Compiere Community Wiki

The Compiere Community Wiki features Compiere User Documentation.

Issue Tracking

Log new issues and research known issues through the Compiere Issue Tracking System.

Documentation

An annual subscription to Compiere User Documentation and updates is included with all Compiere Support Subscriptions. The documentation includes detailed descriptions of the functions and features in Compiere.

Access to Compiere Support

Customers with a Compiere Support Subscription have access to trained personnel for resolving Support Requests. The Enterprise Edition includes an unlimited number of support requests.

Unlimited Support Requests

The Enterprise Edition includes an unlimited number of support requests.

Premium Service Levels

Compiere strives to provide timely responses to all customer service requests. Support requests from Enterprise Edition customers are subject to a response time service level agreement.

Phone Support

Phone support is reserved for Enterprise Edition customers and is currently available during business hours in the United States.

Software Maintenance & Updates

Application Source Code

Binary software and application source code for the Compiere Community edition is available for download.

Service Packs

Compiere periodically produces Service Packs that include cumulative bug fixes on top of the latest available release. Service Packs go through a full regression test before release. Service Packs are included with the Enterprise Edition.

Latest Fixes

At its discretion, Compiere may provide "latest fixes" to specific significant issues identified by Enterprise Edition customers.

Software Upgrades

Access to Automated Upgrade Tools

Customers with a Compiere Support Subscription have access to Automated Upgrade Tools, enabling version upgrades to new Compiere ERP software releases.

License Type

Open Source License (GPL)

The Compiere Community Edition is distributed under the terms of the Gnu General Public License (GPL) Version 2. Open source licensing provides a unique opportunity for the open source community and for those developing open source software. You should be aware, however, that the GPL is quite restrictive. For example, the GPL license stipulates that any extensions added to the base GPL product also become subject to the terms of the GPL - which include not being able to restrict the use, copying, modification or redistribution of that software

Commercial License

The Compiere Enterprise Edition is distributed under a Commercial License for customers who are unable to abide by the terms of the GPL license. A Commercial License offers many customers a degree of flexibility not provided by the GPL.

Database Choices

Postgres Plus Advanced Server

As an optional fee-based service, Compiere offers an application-specific full use license for Postgres Plus Advanced Server. Licenses are for a one year term and are annually renewable. Learn more about Postgres Plus Advanced Server for Compiere.

Oracle XE, Standard and Enterprise Editions

As an optional fee-based service, Compiere offers an application-specific full use license for Oracle Standard Edition One, Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. Licenses are for a one year term and are annually renewable. Compiere also runs on Oracle's free database - Oracle XE. Learn more about Oracle for Compiere.