Choosing Open Source ERP Systems: What Reasons Are There For Doing So?

  • Björn Johansson
  • Frantisek Sudzina
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 299)


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems attract a high attention and open source software does it as well. The question is then if, and if so, when do open source ERP systems take off. The paper describes the status of open source ERP systems. Based on literature review of ERP system selection criteria based on Web of Science articles, it discusses reported reasons for choosing open source or proprietary ERP systems. Last but not least, the article presents some conclusions that could act as input for future research. The paper aims at building up a foundation for the basic question: What are the reasons for an organization to adopt open source ERP systems.


Open Source Business Process Customer Relationship Management Enterprise Resource Planning Enterprise Resource Planning System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Björn Johansson
    • 1
  • Frantisek Sudzina
    • 1
  1. 1.Copenhagen Business SchoolCenter for Applied ICTFrederiksbergDenmark

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