What would be a good way to learn OpenERP for free? Online, perhaps. Free e-books, perhaps? Video tutorials? Webinars? Enlighten me, please.
I'd like to learn not only the basics, but also advanced features.
I think you should be asking :
- What would I earn as an OpenERP expert in my city?
- What would I earn as a
certifiedOpenERP expert in my city?
- What do the training courses really cost (plus airfare, hotels, gifts brought home for every last one of your nieces, nephews, etc)?
- How many months would I save by taking the courses?
- How soon would I earn back the outlay on the courses?
If you are in a developing country those numbers don't look that great at all. However, in Japan, S. Korea, "The West", etc. it simply makes no sense to skip the courses and try to learn on your own.
On the other hand, if you want ERP for your own business, you should be thinking about
core competence! Every hour you spend on stuff that's not your core competence, is money lost that would be far better spent hiring someone to apply their core competence to maximizing your leverage of your core competence. In short, don't screw around with OpenERP, hire someone who can put it to work immediately towards maximizing your profitability.
On the other, other hand -- it's a lot of fun! So then the best way to learn is to . . .
. . .
solve other people's problems in this forum!
I would say... you have to use it. Period. You need to implement it in a real enterprise and see how it works. You can read the e-books, there are many of them and they are good starting point for understanding how OpenERP works. You also need a good functional understanding, since if you don't understand accounting or material management, you are lost in any ERP, let alone OpenERP.
In case you need to learn how to develop in OpenERP, you can start by reading the Technical Memento. The developers documentation page is quite comprenhensive:
But at the end of the day it all comes to your experience, you need to develop or monkeypatch OpenERP modules in order to get a deep understanding of how it works. And the best documentation is, the code itself. It might not be perfect, but at the end of the day Python is quite easy to read
The best way to get to know OpenERP is to have a real Application Environment. Either with a customer or with your own. With a basis of concrete processes and problems you can dive into the work of OpenERP.
A basic understanding of ERP in generally is very helpful. Some you can read up through the documentation. But this is not up to date. Something you can google. Else you have to ask either here in the Help section. The source code is still the most accurate and best way to find out how something work. Of course you need a basic understanding of the architecture of OpenERP.
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