How to Learn the Adempiere ERP Application

The Adempiere ERP

Adempiere ERP

Adempiere ERP

The Adempiere ERP is an interesting open source project started as a forking project from the Compiere ERP application which has a design history started in 1982 by Jorg Janke who has a strong background in ERP, SAP, Oracle, Active Dictionary, Java and Financials and which has been t sponsored in 2000 by Goodyear in Germany. Compiere made its debut as a an Open Source project in in June, 2001 and received venture capital funding in the early months of 2006.

In September 2006 the large community concerned about commercial pressures to make Compiere closed, started an intense public discussion about forking the project and finally decided to start a new project called ADempiere

Currently the Adempiere ERP is described on the site as follows

ADempiere Business Suite is an industrial strength open-source software solution that combines ERP, CRM and SCM support for business process. ADempiere provides a framework for extending and customizing to meet business needs”.


How to Learn the Adempiere ERP

One of the main members of the project is Redhuan D. Oon who has been also a Compiere trainer and, among other things has also developed an Open Source ERP/Executive Masters online course and has contributed to the writing of some Adempiere Technical Documentation.


Some other useful documentation can be found at:


A Book about the Adempiere ERP


A good book about the Adempiere ERP application is “ADempiere 3.4 ERP Solutions” by B Pamungkas.

The books has received pretty good reviews at Amazon where it has been ranked with 5 stars.

Amazon describes the book as follows:

“This practical book offers a comprehensive understanding of ADempiere and a look at its main features by way of developing and enhancing a sample case study from concept to deployment. This book will help you model complex business processes with ease.

You will learn to install ADempiere followed by configuring the company structure and the initial client set up. You can start working with ADempiere immediately because this book will get you up and running quickly and assumes no knowledge or experience of working with ADempiere.

ADempiere3.4 ERP Solutions enables you to set up the accounting parts, define the prerequisite data, learn about product and price management, and perform procurement and sales activities. When you read the book, you’ll understand the concept behind the ADempiere workflow and the important function of managing the inventory. Activities such as making user-defined financial reports, procedures on importing data, and security will be covered in detail, and you will also learn about the application dictionary.

ADempiere generates accounting facts/journals automatically. In this book, you will understand the impact of these accounting facts in detail. This book will give you a comprehensive study on how to easily implement ADempiere and make the best use of this open source ERP system. ”

You can learn more by visiting the following Amazon links:




Adempiere is open source software and you can freely download it and install it on your machine,

It can be a useful approach to learn more about ERP systems and complex Java applications.



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