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Developing Business Model with Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning

Developing Business Model with Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning
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Author(s): Swanand J. Deodhar (Management Development Institute, India), Kulbhushan C. Saxena (Management Development Institute, India), Rajen K. Gupta (Management Development Institute, India) and Mikko Ruohonen (University of Tampere, Finland)
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 12
Source title: Enterprise Resource Planning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4153-2.ch005


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Open source approach to software development has been used to develop the so-called ‘horizontal infrastructure’ software such as databases and application servers. However, there is an increasing acceptance of open source approach for developing business applications like enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Indeed, organizations are building business models around ERP and similar business application developed using open source. In this chapter, the authors analyze the business model of one such open source ERP and explain increasing importance of software licensing and partner networks in FOS-ERP business models.

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