Posted by RoyRubin on Thursday, July 24, 2008
OpenERP, the popular Open Source enterprise management software is now integrated with Magento via the Smile OpenERP Synchro Extension.
Get the Extension Key here
1ecommerce-store from Roma|posted July 24 2008
YES YES FANSTASTIC PRODUCT, BUT , WHEN RELEASE 1.1 ??? i’M MAGENTOMANIAC......
2sukram |posted July 24 2008
Wow! Realy looks fantastic!
3Sprout Collective from Portland, OR / Orange County, CA|posted July 25 2008
This really opens Magento up to another level of merchant, which is seriously exciting to see so soon. Can’t wait to dig into this one.
4Raphaël Valyi |posted July 28 2008
We wrote that OpenERP bridge using the old xmlrpc.inc from sourceforge ( http://phpxmlrpc.sourceforge.net/ ) but while testing the connector, we actually noticed that this XML/RPC lib was actually built for PHP4 (while still roughly compatible with PHP5). At the same time, you guys released Magento 1.1.1 with that new built’in webservices…
So finally we decided to rewrite the PHP part of our connector using your buit-in webservice API is it would be way more robust. It’ already nearly done by now (your new API sounds great).
Still, that means that you actually won’t need to download any Magento extension as our OpenERP module would remote Magento alone! This is almost anti hype to drop the Magento extension… But hey, doing that way would be way cleaner (and simpler).
Still, we guess in the future one could actually rebuild such a Magento extension to administer the bridge from the Magento back office and not from the OpenERP back office as it is the case now (OpenERP has built’in SOA, you can XML/RPC remote anything you can do in the OpenERP back-office, without any need for the OpenERP guys designing new API’s; that’s an amazing platform to develop on).
Ok, this isn’t yet the official announcement about what is going on for our connector, but just a preview. We will soon confirm if we go this way. Finally, the connector features will remain the same, no matter the need for a Magento extension or not.
Stay tuned, news are coming here: http://code.google.com/p/magento-openerp-smile-synchro/
5Raphaël Valyi |posted July 29 2008
So here is an update: it was not possible to use only the Magento built’in web-services because for instance the sale order web-service doesn’t include the sale order lines so we would be in trouble to manage our stock and production on OpenERP then. So the good news is that we didn’t do useless work and there is no reason to drop our Magento extension. By the way, we ref-factored the Magento web service part to use the bundled Zend XML/RPC server which is much more robust than the previous lib.
Again, details on the project page here:
Don’t hesitate to provide feedback. Regards,
6stradi |posted July 29 2008
I know it is not the right place for such a question, but what is the Difference between openERP, Pentaho and Openbravo ERP? Are they compatible?
7Raphaël Valyi |posted July 30 2008
1) Pentaho is not an ERP: it only has analysis features, no business features. It’s mainly useful to perform OLAP analysis or simple reporting of business data (which can be taken from any ERP or Magento).
2) Both OpenERP and Openbravo are ERP’s. Both of them feature things like MRP1. I know the two products quite well and I would advice OpenERP as I find the technology much better (in term of the required abstractions like ORM, BPM or modularity being there or not yet) than the Openbravo one which is still mostly inherited from the old Compiere PL/SQL days. Still Openbravo recently raised 12M$ so they could probably end up proposing valuable open source ERP too within a year may be. The OpenERP current features are also way more complete, especially in project management and CRM (take a look to their online demos). I reviewed some 30 open source ERP’s over 6 months and I would rate OpenERP 1st and Openbravo 2nd, not too shabby. Also for a simple online merchandising (to back Magento), Openbravo would be a great fit too and I think one could develop a very similar connector for it (still I’m not too sure if Openbravo can manage variants on products while OpenERP can do this even multi-axially). Finally the Ofbiz ERP is also worth a look. But overall I predict OpenERP will skyrocket unleashed.
8jfinch |posted December 11 2008
So where is the latest stable release of this extention.
9Sharoon Thomas from India|posted May 19 2009
for a complete tutorial to get this up and running!
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