What is ERPNext and how to install it on Ubuntu 16.04

ERPNext is the perfect example of the software that will help companies to organize and manage the work of each department. ERPNext is an open source web-based system aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. It assists companies with accounting, project and task management, sales, purchase, inventory, CRM, administration, human resource management, manufacturing, and even website. This system is the most suitable for businesses in manufacturing, retail, and distribution spheres. Extensive functionality is integrated into a single platform for easy management.



Update the system and install necessary packages

~$ apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade

~$ apt-get install wget python-minimal

Install Frappe and ERPNext with an easy script:

To download the install script run the following command:

~$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/frappe/bench/master/playbooks/install.py

Start the installation by issuing the command below:

~$ python install.py –production –user frappe

The install script will install all requirements including bench, create a new user ‘frappe’ and setup a new ERPNext site.

You can sit back and relax while the script goes through the installation process.

Under the hood this python script uses Ansible playbook to install the following services, tools, and modules:

– MariaDB

– Nginx

– Nodejs

– Redis

– Supervisor

– Wkhtmltopdf


The installation will take some time and if it is successful, you will see something like this:

Frappe/ERPNext has been successfully installed!

Once the installation process is completed, visit your server IP address and you will see the Login screen.

That’s it. You have successfully installed ERPNext on your Ubuntu 16.06!

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