Why pay for Compiere?

When you can get Microsoft Office Accounting 2007 for free?

Compiere runs its website using php, yet it’s technology stack is based on Java. So, if Compiere chooses a different and cost effective solution for it’s operations, why shouldn’t you? Anyway, you have a choice between going for Compiere for free or for fee
or Microsoft’s Accounting solution for free or for fee.

Evaluate them carefully and before jumping into the open source bandwagon, consider factors like administration costs, integration to other desktop solutions like Excel etc. Not to mention the integrations to various services like equifax, online banking etc.

Interestingly, Compiere offers “Indemnification” support for their extended offering which is $150 per user, per year above the next available offering. On the other hand, Microsoft Accounting Professional 2007 currently costs less than $100 and integrates well with Microsoft Office 2007.

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2 Comments

Filed under compiere, CRM, ERP, Microsoft Accounting, Open Source CRM, Open Source ERP

2 responses to “Why pay for Compiere?

  1. Sorry, I just discovered your post here.

    The answer is: well, that depends. If you want to do only accounting, well, compiere could be overdone. compiere is erp, and that includes accounting. Compiere integrates the accounting with the rest of your business: Partner Management, Orderflows, Purchasing, Warehouse, (suboptimal) webshop.

    So if you are looking for an integrated solution, you might want to look at compiere, or adempiere, and take for granted that you will need some time/money for customization. On the other hand, if you need an accounting system, well, there is some OS tools, there is also some tools that are made for your specific market, and eventually MS Accounting might be good solution too. It’s just: accounting, not erp.

  2. S

    Hello, check out the features of MS Accounting at

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/FX102462271033.aspx

    It is much more than an Accounting software. Here are some of the ERP features

    “Manage inventory and kits, set price levels, and re-order points
    Quotes and sales orders
    Purchase orders
    Fixed asset manager”

    and more.

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