Technical Assistance for ]project-open[
]project-open[ is an open source web based business application. It is enterprise resource planning (ERP) software designed for service companies with 2-2,000 employees who run their business or a major part of it, on a project oriented bassis. ]project-open[ is free and open-source software, built and maintained by a community of developers. Core services that ]project-open[ provides to businesses are Finance Management, Tracking, and Reporting
Free software refers to liberty, not price (although the majority of free software is available free of charge), and the user's freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:
- The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
- The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
- The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
- The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
[Source: http://www.gnu.org ]
Most likely the answer is yes. ]project-open[ is produced and developed with English as the default language. Other languages that are directly supported are Spanish, German, and Italian. Adding any other language just requires a day's work of translating all the localization strings to the target language. For example we have just received translations in French, and Brazilian Portuguese from clients that will be incorporated into the next versions of ]project-open[. Please see the Localization for mor details.
There are quite a few (at least 300) commercial project management systems on the market. ]project-open[ offers quite similar characteristics, but is open-source based, with all the known advantages such as lower TCO, longer life-cycle , and a provider ecosystem (>1000 developers for you to choose from) etc.
]project-open[ is the only open-source based Project-ERP with professional characteristics such as financial controlling, accounting and interfaces.
]project-open[ is a very modular system. This modularity allows us to develop special modules for each of the vertical sectors above.
The main difference is between translation and the other verticals is the type of "project tasks" supported:
There are several ways adjusting and configuring ]po[ to standards such as PMBOK, PRINCE2 etc.
"A picture is worth a thousand words"
Depending on the complexity of the implementation and the need for further specifications to be defined, these projects might be in some cases not in line with the budgets of smaller companies or single users. In order to shorten the analysis phase and keep total costs to a minimum you could commit you "Request for extension" accompanying graphics that show how you wish to see a new feature implemented into ]po[. You can either use applications such as Gimp or Photoshop or create HTML mock-ups by saving the corresponding ]po[ screen to your local machine and use a HTML-Editor to make the necessary adjustments. You can see samples here. Find our contact emails on http://www.project-open.com or use our contact form to get in touch with us.
c) I need a new Report:
]project-open[ comes already with various free reports. In case your report needs are not covered by them, please check the commercial OS packages for ]po[ and see if they contain the reports you need.
In case you'd like to create individual reports yourself please follow instructions as given here.
If you do not dispose of the necessary resources, we are happy to provide you with development services. In order to get a quote for development please send us additional information about the structure of the report you require. In the past we made good experiences with report definitions using EXCEL or other spreadsheet application. Build your own report based on this EXCEL sample and send it to email@example.com. We'll provide you with a binding fixed price quote usually within 24 hours.