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Stable release 4.11.1 / September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06)
Preview release 4.11.1 / September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06)
Development status Active
Written in PHP, MySQL, Javascript
Operating system Windows, Linux, Unix
Available in Multilingual (23)[1]
Type ERP
License GPL (version 2)
Website WebERP on .org.weberpwww

webERP is an open source ERP system for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME).webERP is a complete web based accounting and business management system that requires only a web-browser and pdf reader to use. It has a wide range of features suitable for many businesses particularly distributed businesses in wholesale, distribution and manufacturing. With the addition of third party complementary components for a customer shopping cart or an interactive Point of Sale system, it can also function as a web-shop or Retail Management System. It is developed as an open-source application and is available as a free download to use. The feature set is continually expanding as new businesses and developers adopt it.

There are thousands of downloads every month.

The growth of webERP adoption has been entirely through word of mouth testimony - there has never been a marketing or advertising push to "sell" webERP. Of course there are no funds nor commercial incentive to do so for free software. This growth is built on reputation and solid practical functionality that works as tried and tested by an increasing number of businesses.

The ProjectGoals have consistently underpinned development since the project's inception in 2003.


Selected Features:

  • Sales Orders and Quotations
  • Accounts Receivable
  • User defined sales analysis
  • Multi-currency bank accounts
  • Shipment Costing
  • Contract Costing
  • General Ledger
  • Manufacturing
  • Multi-language
  • Multi-currency, complex tax system support
  • Multiple inventory locations with serial number and lot tracking facilities
  • Fixed Assets
  • Full double entry accounting
  • Sales orders support assemblies and kit-sets
  • Ghost Bills
  • Multiple Invoice Taxes
  • Supports Materials Requirements Planning (MRP I) functionality with a master production schedule and reports suggesting purchase and works orders


webERP is a web-based LAMP application with the goals being:

A light-weight HTTP/S interface suitable for both high and low speed Internet connections. Scripts have been crafted to present as small a load as possible on the web-server, the internet connection and the browser. Javascript is used sparingly to ensure cross platform consistency and minimal bandwidth requirements. The code is written with verbose variable names in a procedural style that enables newcomers to PHP to quickly pick up the logic of the scripts. Abstraction has been removed as far as possible to aid readability.

Strong data integrity/security via innodb database type, and a full history on all transactions.


webERP is available in the following languages/translations: Albanian, Portuguese (Brazil), Chinese Big5, Chinese Simplified GB2312, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (South America), Spanish (Venezuela), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish

Missing Features

  • Payroll System,
  • Point of Sale required 3rd party add-on

An integrated webSHOP also available as an add-on


Selected release history (See the change log for a full list of changes) :

Version 3.10.2

  • Geo-mapping for customers and suppliers
  • CRM functionality
  • The inclusion of javascript to check the input on certain forms

Version 4.11.15

  • HTML 5 form validation
  • Table column sorting
  • Multi-language item translation maintenance
  • Fixed asset maintenance scheduling system

Database Support

In July 2007, postgreSQL support was discontinued from future versions.

See also

webERP has spawned several forks

  • OpenAccounting - now dormant, became Front Accounting
  • FrontAccounting
  • KwaMoja


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