Business Growth Using Open Source e-Commerce and ERP in Small Business

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 940)


The purpose of the current study was to introduce a solution to support small business to maintain its continuity and to grow its business in the competition among other companies. Earlier knowledge reports the role of ERP in managing business and points out ability to improve ERP systems later. Current ICT-enabled tools enable efficient means to communicate with customers and other stakeholders, and to add visibility of the companies. A prototype for an ERP system was built utilizing an open source platform WordPress and its ready-made plugins. Among other basic ERP features, the solution offered tools for web publishing and a simple authentication system. Based on the study, the chosen WordPress infrastructure seemed satisfactory for small business needs.


Small business e-Commerce ERP Open source 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OuluOuluFinland

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