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November 14, 2005

NORFOLK, VA

Open Source-Based ERP Grows into Platform for Third-Party Solutions

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open source-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced a dramatic expansion of its OpenMFG Partner Program. The new program will significantly expand the opportunities for developers and systems integrators to build...

September 29, 2005

Analyst: Martin Schneider

OpenMFG is looking to get more visible with its ERP suite built using open source components. The company operates under what it calls a 'proprietary GPL' wherein users and partners extend the source code, and OpenMFG writes it back into the core product. But there are no free downloads or SourceForge.net projects here. OpenMFG might talk open source, but it...

September 5, 2005

By John Cox

The software uses or exploits several key open source components. It runs on several operating systems, but the preferred platform is Linux. The heart of the application is the PostgreSQL object-relational database.

September 5, 2005

By Laurie Sullivan

Though the major enterprise-application vendors are readying their software for the brave new open-source world, and more companies are shifting to open-source environments, there's plenty of room for growth.

July 26, 2005

NORFOLK, VA

OpenMFG ERP Suite Version 1.2 Incorporates More Than 200 Code Enhancements From Customers and Value-Added Resellers

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open standards-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced the general availability of the OpenMFG Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Suite Version 1.2 — the third major...

July 25, 2005

NORFOLK, VA

Enterprise Software for Manufacturers and Distributors Now Available for Apple Mac OS X 10.4

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open standards-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced that its flagship OpenMFG Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Suite has been certified for Apple Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger."

The OpenMFG...

July 11, 2005

By Larry Greenemeier

OpenMFG isn't a pure open-source model. The license makes the software's source code available to paying customers, and they can make revisions. But any improvements then belong to OpenMFG. "We bring those modifications back in like with open source, but we own them and push them to the main product," OpenMFG CEO Ned Lilly says. "This is like a proprietary GPL."...

February 15, 2005

NORFOLK, VA

ERP application vendor announces beta testing of OpenRPT, increased support for open source database with leading Japanese firm SRA

OpenMFG, a leading enterprise software vendor with deep roots in the open source software community, today announced the public beta testing of its open source report writer and rendering engine, OpenRPT. The company also announced a...

September 14, 2004

NORFOLK, VA

Enterprise Software for Manufacturers and Distributors Available for Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server

OpenMFG, the leading provider of open standards-based enterprise solutions for small manufacturers and distributors, today announced the general availability of the OpenMFG Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Suite for Mac OS X.

The OpenMFG Suite is a next-...

September 8, 2004

By Josh Chalifour

There's two different ways that we license software from the pricing perspective but the terms of the license — what you can do with the software and source code availability — are the same. Anyone who purchases the software from OpenMFG gets the full source code and under the terms of the OpenMFG license any changes they wish to make to the source code. . . they need...

January 5, 2004

NORFOLK, VA

Enhancements to open source database widen the gap with other ERP solutions

OpenMFG, the only company using open source software to bring full-featured enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications to small manufacturers, today announced its support for version 7.4 of PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database.

PostgreSQL is the default...

March 19, 2003

NORFOLK, VA

Free upgrade for all customers signed before April 11

OpenMFG, the only company using open source software to bring full-featured enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications to small manufacturers, announces the pending arrival of OpenMFG ERP Suite Version 1.1, a fully integrated ERP solution which adds General Ledger, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable...

January 27, 2003

By Ned Lilly

Replacing an aging enterprise resource planning/manufacturing resource planning (ERP/MRP) system to stay competitive brings with it a host of questions. Will the system have the necessary visibility into manufacturing processes, particularly costs? Will it give customers and partners direct data exchange through the supply chain? Many companies facing this decision are...

November 25, 2002

By Information Week

So AMCO turned to OpenMFG, a new ERP suite designed to meet the needs of small manufacturers. "Our scheduling, planning, and work orders were killing us," general manager Kirby Slack says. "But now, with OpenMFG, that's all two mouse clicks away." Where scheduling tasks used to take a day to set up, now they're done in 30 minutes, he says.

October 22, 2002

NORFOLK, VA

Company puts powerful functionality in reach of smaller companies, rewrites rules of partner relationships

OpenMFG LLC today announced the launch of its first product, a fully integrated manufacturing, distribution and finance software suite aimed directly at small entrepreneurial manufacturers (SEMs) — the 300,000 companies with revenues under $50 million...