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Open Source Business Tools

The following are links to selected 'open source' Business & Financial software products:

& Financial Software
  • Broadleaf Commerce - An open source enterprise-ready eCommerce platform.
  • Digistore - A fully featured open source eCommerce shopping cart software solution based on the popular osCommerce engine.
  • Dolibarr - An open source financial management, invoices generation and customer management software product.
  • Eclipse Trader - Aimed at serious raders, includes real-time quotes,  historical charts, financial news, analysis tools and more.
  • GnuAccounting  - A free and open source Java-based cross-platform accounting and bookkeeping application.
  • GnuCash - A popular open source financial accounting software is great for personal and small business finance management.
  • Grisbi - A free, open source personal accounting and financial management software product.
  • H2O is the world’s leading open source ‘deep learning’ AI platform. H2O is used by over 80,000 data scientists and more than 9,000 organizations around the world.
  • Jaspersoft - JasperForge is the open source development site for community projects and the Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite.
  • jBilling  - A robust and secure enterprise billing system that is open source and free.
  • JStock - Free & open source stock market investment software.
  • LedgerSMB - An open source financial accounting and enterprise resource planning (ERP) program.
  • Mifos - An award-winning collaboratively developed open source technology platform for microfinance.
  • phpBMS - A web-based, open source Business Management Software (BMS) package based on the LAMP stack.
  • OpenCart - A robust open source eCommerce and shopping cart system for Internet merchants.
  • OpenChain - An open source blockchain and distributed ledger technology platform.
  • OpenCRX - An open source customer relationship manager (CRM) software solution that can meet the needs of most organizations.
  • Pentaho - An open source Business Analytics & Business Intelligence software solution.
  • ProcessMaker - An open source business process management (BPM) or workflow software application.
  • QuantLib - A free & open source library of software for quantitative finance.
  • Simple Invoices - A free, open source, web based invoicing system that you can install on your PC or a server.
  • SOFA Statistics - An open source statistics, analysis, and reporting software application.
  • SugarCRM - A commercialized open source customer relationship management (CRM) software suite.
  • TurboCash - An open source fully featured accounting package for small businesses.
Other enterprise-wide open source business software solutions to check out include OpenBravo, ERPNext, Odoo, OrangeHRM, OpenTaps, ...

Yochai Benkler on open-source economics

Business Apps: COTS vs. Open Source

Other Financial Tools

*  See Datamation's comprehensive list of open source eCommerce Systems.
** Also see Datamation's list of open source Financial Systems.

Open Source Software Search

Finds links to free and open source alternatives to commercial products

6th Annual "Future of Open Source" Survey - 2012
  • The quality of open source is one of the top three reasons that make it attractive for use.
  • More than 50% of software acquired in the next five years will be open source software (OSS).
  • The top trend for open source by 2015 will be the adoption of OSS in non-technical segments, e.g. health care, education, government.

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