ERP 4 FREE
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- Certificate of Completion
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- You will understand Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning systems and, if you choose, will have downloaded, installed and configured the Dolibarr ERP system for use in their business.
- An overall understanding of business processes such as product definition, customer relations, inventory control. Basic PC skills such as web browser and MS Office applications. A PC with Windows 7 or up.
This course covers Enterprise Resource Planning systems that are available as Open Source Software. After going over the high points of what and ERP system is, you will see an overview of the Open Source Software movement. You’ll then see a review of the ERP systems available in Open Source and why I chose the one I did.
You’ll then be guided through the download and installation of the Dolibarr ERP system on a Windows PC. There is a very similar process for using a Mac, but the course shows screencasts of the Windows installation. After the software is installed you will learn to pick the modules, install users, create products and sell them.
You’ve come to the right place if you are looking to expand your knowledge of business software without having to invest years in school to make that happen!
You’ve also come to the right place if you want to be a project manager or business analyst regardless of what industry interests you because, what you learn here is transferable to anything you would like to do!
LEARN TO FIND AND INSTALL AN ERP SYSTEM
· Understand what an ERP system could do for a small business
· Review the Open Source Software field and see how easy it is to download and install
· See how your business might be improved by incorporating a comprehensive integrated system
ERP systems grew along with the development of the computer. As computers became more powerful and they could handle more data faster, integration of the various business processes like purchasing, manufacturing, warehousing and employee services became possible. As we review ERP, I’m sure you will be able to relate to the different functions from your work experience.
You will be exposed to the Open Source Software movement which requires that software in this genre be distributed free. Not only that but the source code is also distributed free and can be modified or enhanced and redistributed. Developers are reimbursed by creating add-on software plug ins, providing servers for the software to run on or integrating Open Source Software with other systems.
You won’t have to be a programmer or understand any code to benefit from this course. The installation you will do is almost a one-click process. Yet you will understand the system architecture at a high level. I’ll use screencasts to walk you through the download, installation and the tailoring of the Dolibarr ERP system including simple bulk uploading of your products.
At the completion of the course you will understand how you can find Open Source Software in the future and take full advantage of it, and you’ll also have a working ERP system to use in a business.
- A potential or current business owner or manager interested in acquiring a suite of software tools needed to handle business processes or someone interested in becoming an ERP Business Analyst or Project Manager
At the end of this video you will understand the scope of the course. This includes the review of Enterprise Resource Planning, Open Source software and the Dolibarr ERP suite. You will understand that the Open Source Dolibarr suite can be hosted by an economical hosting company or on a Windows PC. What you learn here will help if your company is moving to ERP or if you want to explore a job as a Business Analyst or Project Manager.
Open Source software must be distributed free and can be installed, modified and sold freely. We'll touch on the philosophy of Open Source and talk about how developers are compensated, monetarily or "spiritually" for their efforts. You'll become aware of the vast amount of Open Source Software that is available, how to find it and how to install it.
We'll look at reviews of the Open Source ERP systems that are available for download. You'll be given website links to allow you to review the various systems as you wish. I'll tell you the pro's and con's of the system I chose to install for this class, the Dolibarr ERP CRM system.
You will use the Doliwamp Windows installer to install the ERP CRM package. This installed installs the PHP language, server software and the database on your Windows PC with just a click. Your PC will be safe and there is an easy way to remove the system if you should ever choose to do that.
You will learn how to prepare spreadsheets to complete a bulk upload of products. You'll see an example of downloading products from a web resell site and uploading them into Dolibarr. Precautions to take will be highlighted in the lecture. A sample spreadsheet is attached showing both downloaded products and the upload template.
In Lecture 12 when we uploaded some products I had a setting wrong the the product type was not correct. Rather than fix the video before adding it to the class, I created this video to walk you through how to make corrections in the products area. You'll see that it is pretty easy.