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Thoughts on Phreesoft's Phreedom?

Alon Swartz's picture

I received a request to package Phreedom as a TurnKey appliance for the upcoming release, and was interested if anyone has evaluted or used phreedom?

Phreedom is the base platform for the PhreeSoft business tool kit. Its core modules track inventory, accounting, contracts, manage shipping and more. Phreedom is the customizable solution for business needs.

Anyone have feedback, thoughts?

Jeremy's picture

Just had a quick look

And I think it looks interesting.

I signed into the demo to have a look about and it seems pretty straightforward and intuative to use (although I didn't play much - just browsed). Apparently the demo has all the main (free?) plugins included.

I hadn't heard of it before but IMO it fills a gap in the TKL line-up, so if you guys have time and energy I think it would be a good candidate for inclusion.

Chris Musty's picture

Needs a Polish

Didn't think much of the interface. It was fairly simple to navigate and had a bunch of features but looked a bit cartoonish and not professional. It was also missing a scheduling system as far as I could see.

I have been developing a highly configurable business management tool that may get commercialised and consequently have had alot to do with user interfaces. This one to me does not cut the mustard, however if it is actively developed it may well start to prove its salt.

Chris Musty

Director

Specialised Technologies

Phreedom

I jusy came across your website on my way to the Phreedom forum, and thought that I would chip in.

I have looked at (downloaded / configured / run numbers through) MANY of the free and not so free / crippleware / teaser ERP offerings and Phreedom is definitely 'top-quartile'. There may be better out there (in fact, I am sure there are) but the software is only 50% of the offering. The other 50% is the licencing and the underlying ethos (the 'gotchas', if you like). Some software will be OK for a bit perhaps, but when your turnover, business changes it will begin to cost you dearly ... or worse, it won't grow with you at all.

I don't agree with the above UI comment. I agree that it is a simple UI, but if you compare it to WebERP, Front Accounting, LedgerSMB, SQL-Ledger ... on and on .... it is WAY more user friendly. In fact, I think that the original inspiration for the 'style' was the UI for ZenCart. Also, it is being constantly developed and updated, despite the dev team being small.

The weakness with this software is perhaps, the small dev team. However, this hasn't seemed to hinder it so far. In fact, to the contrary, things have been v firmly directed and controlled by Dave Primo and things seem to be going very well.

If having a simple UI is bad news - god help Google!

So, in summary, this is a strong 'Thumbs UP !' post.

Phreedom

We currently use Phreedom and are truely pleased with it's professional design and functionality.  I worked back in the day with Top accounting / mfg software from IBM, SAS, and others.  That software was difficult as hell to support.  This software is brilliant in design and the reality that it is free is true Phreedom for everyone.  

It's very cool how it has a hook for Opencart as well!

 

You want to complain? Try an old 80's RPG II accounting system that costed $1,000,000 USD!

 

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