ERP5 Government provides a consistent and unified solution for governements and
public administraions looking for a proven, global and scalable open
source framework to cover their application needs. ERP5 covers finance,
human resources, asset management, inventory, document management and
knowledge management. It also implements a unique and innovative
approach for eGovement: "Digital Paper". ERP5 has been implemented
successfully by states, public agencies and extraterritorial
ERP5 for Public Administration
ERP5 has been successfuly extended and configured to support the
management of public organisations. It currently covers the following
- Public Accounting: thanks to configurable
workflow and accounting taxonomies, ERP5 can be used to implement
public accounting in different legislations (ex. M9, M14, OHADA, SOX,
- Budget: ERP5 covers budget management
requiremets both at the purchasing level and at the book keeping
level. ERP5 multidimensional budget design is capable of covering most
complex cases of public accounting and budgetting.
- Asset Management: ERP5 can be used to keep track of public assets and generate ammortization transactions.
- Purchase: ERP5 can be used to manage the purchasing process through workflows in relation with budget.
- Payroll: ERP5 is used by governements to manage the payroll of civil servants and to keep track of social expenses.
- Time Management: ERP5 provides time management and reporting of tasks assigned to civil servant or subcontractors.
- Technical Management: ERP5 can be used to
manage large teams of civil servants and process support requests
from citizens in relation to technical operations.
- Registries: ERP5 has been used to manage
very large national registries of businesses, merchants or citizens
and to publish selected records in private or public LDAP directories.
- Document Archival: ERP5 can be used to archive and index large volumes of documents produced by governements.
With ERP5, governments can start with a limited scope project (ex.
Business Registry) and later benefit from many other open source ERP5
modules to leverage their initial investment.
ERP5 eGov: Secure Digital Paper on the Web
Traditional ERP approach is likely to fail when implemented at the
level of organisations of the size of national governement. The number
of business process is too large to be manageable by a team of
consultants. A completely integrated approach, in our opinon, is
unreasonable. This is why applicative modules of ERP5 are usually
implemented on a per agency or ministry basis rather than globaly.
However, there is a rationale to implementing a globally
integrated information system at a national level, for example to ease
collaboration between services, to reduce IT costs or to prevent
illegal practices. ERP5 eGov is an ERP5 application
which was designed to create such information systems with minimal
effort and changes to existing systems and applications.
ERP5 eGov is based on the concept of Digital Paper. ERP5
eGov transports existing governmental processes based on physical paper
to a secure Web environment. Application forms and justification
documents are digitized in a central repository in a way which mimics
the excat appearance of existing paper-based forms. Circulation of
application files between services and their allocation to civil
servants for decision making is managed through a universal workflow
capable of covering any type of procedure. Decisions and official
documents produced by governmental services or by other software
applications are securely archived and indexed in a central repository
which also serves as a certification platform.
In addition, ERP5 eGov can provide if necessary the management of
core registries in a country, either directly or through
synchronization. ERP5 eGov can thus become the key component of a larger
SOA based systems which helps heterogenous applications to
ERP5 has been deployed successfully by organisations in the following business fields:
- Central Bank
- Business Registry
- Merchant Registry
- Governmental Agency
See following How-To in order to understand how to install an ERP5 application.