One of the questions I hear most from companies evaluating Compiere is “which Compiere edition is right for my business?” Prospective customers are not sure if they should go with Compiere Community Edition, Compiere Standard Edition or if they would benefit more from going with Compiere Professional Edition. Well, the answer is: it depends. Each company is different, and as such their needs are different.
The Compare Editions page on the Compiere web site is an important resource for choosing between Compiere editions. All three Compiere Editions are listed side-by-side along with the services, features and benefits of each edition.
A similar and frequently asked question is "which edition is most popular with customers?" Since we introduced a premium service level and the Web User Interface as part of Compiere Professional Edition in December 2007, the majority of new customers have opted for this premium offering.
Regardless of which edition you choose, you can easily tailor Compiere to meet your organization's ERP requirements. All editions include core ERP and CRM functionality such as order management, material management, financial accounting and reporting. All editions enable customization without programming through Compiere's model-driven application platform. And all editions are global ready, supporting one or more organizations, currencies, accounting standards, languages, and tax laws.