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First steps with Open ERP

Open ERP is an impressive software system, being simple to use and yet providing great benefits in helping you manage your company. It's easy to install under both Windows and Linux compared with other enterprise-scale systems, and offers unmatched functionality.

The objective of this first part of the book is to help you to start discovering it in practice.

The first chapter, 安装与初始配置, gives detailed guidance for installing it. If you're not a systems administrator, or if you've already installed Open ERP, or if you're planning to use an online SaaS provider, then you can skip this chapter and move straight to the next chapter, OpenERP 漫游指南. There, you're taken on a step-by-step guided tour using the information in its demonstration database.

If you've already used Open ERP (or Tiny ERP) a bit then you can move past that to the third chapter in this part of the book. In Developing a real case you can try out a real case, from scratch in a new database, by developing a complete business workflow that runs from purchase to sale of goods.

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