What is an ERP ? Why it is divided based on licences?

What is  an ERP? Why it is divided based on licence ?

ERP is short for enterprise resource planning. Enterprise resource planning (ERP)  is business process management software that allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate such as taking customer orders,scheduling operations, and keeping inventory records and financial data. It delivers a perfect solution for your business.

Today we have plenty of ERP system/Software in today times,ERP are divided into 2 category based on their Licenced.

Some erp are free & open-source software while other are proprietary software.

ERP which develop as free & open source are considered GNU License. the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software–to make sure the software is free for all its users.

This General Public License applies to most of the Free Software Foundation’s software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it.

(Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by the GNU Library General Public License instead.)

ERP under GNU Licence

Adaxa Suite,Adempiere,Apache OFBiz,Compiere,Dolibarr,ERP5,Frontaccounting,HeliumV,IDempiere,Ino erp,IntarS,JFire,Kualo Foundation,Moqui,OpenEMIS,Odoo,Phreedom,Postbooks,Scipio ERP,SQL-Ledger,Tryton,WebER

ERP/Proprietary Software

In ERP/Proprietary Software Where you need to take a licence from the company who launched it,User need to pay fixed amount as a part of fees ,they have different licence based on different company like suppose if you purchase from oracle then you need a license from oracle company

1C Company – 1C:Enterprise

24SevenOffice – 24SevenOffice Start, Premium, Professional and Custom

ABAS Software AG – abas Business Software

The Access Group – Access SupplyChain

Activant acquired by Epicor

Acumatica – Acumatica Cloud ERP

BASIS International – AddonSoftware

BatchMaster Software – BatchMaster ERP


Consona Corporation – AXIS ERP, Intuitive ERP, Made2Manage ERP

CGI Group – CGI Advantage

CGram Software – CGram Enterprise

Consona Corporation – Cimnet Systems, Compiere professional edition, Encompix ERP

Ciright Systems – Ciright ERP

Comarch – Comarch Altum, Comarch Semiramis


Deltek – Deltek Maconomy ERP

Exel Computer Systems – EFACS


Epicor – Epicor Enterprise, Epicor ERP, Prophet 21

Erply – Retail ERP

Exact Software – MAX, Macola 10, Globe Next, Exact Online

Ferranti Computer Systems – MECOMS

FinancialForce – FinancialForce ERP

Fishbowl – Fishbowl Inventory

Greentree International – Greentree Business Software

IBM – Maximo (MRO)

ilscipio GmbH – Scipio ERP

Inductive Automation – Ignition MES, OEE Module

Industrial and Financial Systems – IFS Applications

IndustryBuilt Software Corp. – JustFoodERP

Infor Global Solutions – Lawson, Infor ERP BPCS/LX, Barcode, Discrete iEnterprise (XA), Infor10 Distribution Business (aka SX.Enterprise), Infor10 Distribution Express (aka FACTS), Infor10 ERP Business (aka SyteLine), Infor10 ERP Ln, Infor VISUAL, Infor10 ERP Process Business, ERP Blending, Sun System[1]

Intacct – Intacct and Intacct Accountant Edition

IQMS – EnterpriseIQ

Jeeves Information Systems AB – Jeeves

KISI – Physical Access Control KISI

MetaQuotes Software corp. – TeamWox

Microsoft – Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta), Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains), Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision), Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon), NAV-X

NetSuite Inc. – NetSuite

NxTier – Nxtier VSC

Open Systems Accounting Software – OSAS, TRAVERSE

Openda – Openda QX

Oracle – JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards World, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Fusion, PeopleSoft, Oracle Retail

Panaya – Panaya CloudQuality Suite

Pegasus Software – Opera (I, II and 3)

PeopleStrong – ALT

Planet Soho – SohoOS

Plex Systems – Plex Online

ProfitKey International – ProfitKey, Rapid Response Manufacturing

Pronto Software – Pronto Software

QAD Inc – QAD Enterprise Applications (formerly MFG/Pro)


Ramco Systems – Ramco Enterprise Series 4.x, e.Applications, On Demand ERP

Sage Group – PFW ERP, Pro ERP, 100 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200), 300 ERP (formerly Accpac), 500 ERP, ERP X3

SAP – mySAP, SAP Business All-in-One, SAP Business ByDesign, SAP Business One, SAP Business Suite

Sescoi – MyWorkPLAN, WorkPLAN Enterprise

Syspro – SYSPRO

Tata Consultancy Services – iON

Technology One – Technology One

Telaxus – Epesi

TradeCard – TradeXpress

Transtek – Compass ERP


Unit4 – Coda Financials, UNIT4 Business World

Visibility – Visibility.net

Workday, Inc. – Workday

xTuple – OpenMFG