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OpenERP 7.0 Adds Google Docs Integration, Customer Portal

OpenERP has released version 7.0 of its open source enterprise resource planning system, OpenERP. The new version incorporates a range of new modules, collaborative messaging, and integration with Google Docs, among other new features.

OpenERP is a fully open source platform released under the AGPL license supporting both hosted and on-premises implementations. (AGPL is similar to the standard GPL version 3 with the added requirement that servers hosting the software must make the the source code--with any modifications--available for download by users.) It provides a range of standard ERP modules in categories that include accounting and finance, human resources, localization, manufacturing, project management, purchases, sales, tools, warehouse, and others. There are more than 2,800 individual modules and community-developed apps available, as of this writing.

Version 7.0 expands the range of modules and apps to include messaging, fleet management, timesheet, touchscreen point of sale, and contract management. It also adds new integration with Google Docs and Linkedin and includes a customer portal.

New collaborative communications features in OpenERP 7.0
New collaborative communications features in OpenERP 7.0

Other new features include:

  • An overhauled user interface;
  • Social collaboration features shared between apps;
  • Kanban views for project and sales pipeline management; and
  • New productivity tools, including an address book and notes.

OpenERP 7.0 is available now. The OpenERP Enterprise platform runs $39 per month per user, which includes hosting, support, bug fixes, automated updates, and access to packaged modules. Additional details about OpenERP can be found on

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