TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source software platforms to more cost-effectively deliver its own ERP solution.
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medium enterprises or is it that they offer an advantage, which makes them more appealing to SMEs? NL : Truthfully, that''s really more of a market segmentation exercise for us right now—going where the greatest pain is. There are 300,000 small manufacturers in the US, that''s sales of 1 to 50 million and an awful lot of them don''t have any ERP at all. The main reasons they don''t is because everything out there is too expensive, too complex, and can''t map to their needs or budget. We think building a syst