Marello is an open source ERP system. Open source means that Marello’s source code is publicly available. The open source model allows everyone to access the code and customize it to their own needs, without paying license costs, as is usually the case in closed source programs. The term open source was coined by the ‘Open Source Initiative’. You can read all about in on their website.
All changes are checked, and tesed in various scenarios. In order to guarantee Marello’s quality, new code is always double checked.
As the code is open source, people from all over the world can contribute to the software. The contributors are part of our community (amongst partners and users). With their knowledge, the community is one of the most important parts of any open source project.
The community does not only work on the core code exclusively. Often the community develops software that can work together with the ERP system. In Marello’s case you can find these extensions in the marketplace. These extensions are free to use.
Open Source ERP systems are unique because of: